Paulo Rants About Podcasts

[Direct link to MP3][Odeo page with transcript]


  1. Yuriko says:

    Nooo! Don’t do it Paulo! podcasts are evil! Oh wait, that’s your point, eh? Right. Well. Carry on then…

  2. I agree with everything you said. I think the thing that bothers me the most about the term “Podcast” is tie to an Apple iPod.

    1. An iPod is not necessary at all in order to use these audio files.

    2. You do not cast anything in a pod. In “broadcastings” you sent out your message to as ‘broad’ as a group as you can. If anything it should be called Narrowcasting, or something like that.

  3. Also I would like to add:

    Much as it is said that many people have a “face for radio” I have found listening to various Podcasts that a lot of people have “voice for print.”

    (Present company excluded)

  4. rowie says:

    This is so funny! Mike and I are podcast addicts (especially Mike). And it’s so nice to hear your voice again. :)

  5. Mike says:

    That was great, Paulo. :)

    I think Chris Pirillo has the best statement on what podcasts are and are not. And even then, the term is slightly misleading because of the implied requirement of an iPod.

  6. Richard says:

    Paulo, I’ve been reading your weblog for years, but this is the first time I’ve heard you speak. It’s nice to finally put a voice to your text!