Friday, March 19, 2021

More from the archives

It was 2005. The days of MySpace and flip phones. Albert had a vision (or perhaps a hunch) that the next big thing on the Internet would be podcasting and that social media needed an easy way for users to share audio recordings and podcasts. It took us a while, but by 2007 we were real. We followed the Microsoft Front Page (Vermeer Technologies) approach and built an easy to use podcast creation tool for Windows. WildVoice Studio was modeled on how a radio DJ would record live conversation at a board. Then with push of a button, your recording would be published to our social network web site. was a social network where folks could share posts and audio and listen to each other's podcasts. Albert built the audio editing app, I built the web site, and Mike Murphy made it all look so good.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

From the archives

From "Stamford Advocate" June 28, 2006. 

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

SoundCloud and Podbean

I've been a bit neglectful posting, but here is something worth keeping here. It looks like many of the old podcast sites are dead ("Podcasting is dead, long live podcasting!"). Some newer players and survivors seem to keep popping into my view. In particular, I keep seeing two appear in blogs and social media posts. These are:


Others, have pointed out similar findings.

Check them out and let me know if they work for you.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

It is done

If you are looking for the Podcasting community, you’ve come to the right place, but you are just a few years too late.

The site was shut down today and this blog will be our presence.

Read some of the posts here and perhaps we will be able to answer any questions you may have.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Free File Hosting

One of the key components of podcasting is placing your audio files on the Internet where they can be easily downloaded by your listeners. Podcast hosting sites offer this service, but if you are trying to podcast from a blogging site like, you'll need a place to upload and store your audio files. Blogger will host video files and image files, but apparently they do not host MP3 or audio files.

This site maintains a list of free file hosting sites What you'll need to host your podcats is a site that will host your MP3 files, but that will aslo allow "Direct Linking" so that your listeners can directly access your MP3 files using an http: web URL.

Looking for an all-in-one podcast host?

Well, there seem to be a few all-in-one podcast hosts still standing. I haven't used these sites, I was always more interested in building a podcasting site than actually doing podcasting myself (perhaps that was one of the challenges we faced?).

This is by no means an exhaustive list, but these are the names of sites that have been around for a few years offering free (or low cost) podcast hosting.

And if you want to track the industry, one source you can still turn to is

I still want to put up a great tutorial on how to podcast with blogger, but I didn't want you to be without links to hosts to evaluate.

Mashable's Podcasting Resources

This link is about two years old, but at the time it was a pretty exhaustive list of podcasting resources. If you're looking for tools or hosting, this toolbox list may be out of date, but it is likely one of the best places to start your search.