This article by @kellypagesix in the Sun this morning kind of annoyed me, enough to actually blog. (even though Bob might not agree with my bitch bloggin) To be fair, it was great that Kelly wrote about podcasting and Roger Kingkade used the PVR analogy, but to call Mr Kingkade the “king of the podcast“, well that’s just wrong.
So who is the King of the Podcast in Calgary? Is it me, Daryl Cognito, because I’ve been producing for 5 years, is it Eric, for shear volume, or is it Saturday Morning Poke for being full of awesome? Of is it someone I haven’t mentioned?
RSS and you, and lively discussion about the value of the RSS feed
This episode Brendan from <a href=”http://www.mungo.ca”>Mungo</a> talks to us about pod-Conferencing
First, I appologize that there was no audio from the last meet up. The Planned presentation did not happen due to me forgetting to bring speakers.
When I was moving the directory over to the new site I noticed something, there are a number of podcasts that don’t use Feedburner. In a nut shell feedburner takes your source feed and tweaks it by adding key components and elements. It also allows you to track your readers/listeners/downloads. Feedburner does a lot of really cool things, but the best, imho is that it allows you a lot more control. Once you sign up for feedburner and have an account you simply drop the link to your source feed in and burn it. Now lets say a year or so down the road you change things or god forbid lose your domain or change blogging services what do you do? All of your listeners are subscribed to your old feed, now you have to get the word out and ask everyone to change over. Unless your are using feedburner. If you have an account you simple sign in and change the source feed to the new address. All of the changes are on the back end, your listener will never know anything happened.
Feedburner will tweak the feed for itunes and other readers, track downloads and subscribers, and it lets you easily change the source feed. So I ask you, why are you not using this?
wo new shows this week. First in the Education catagory…
TDK talks TM
TDK-talks-TM© is a bi-weekly podcast for Toastmasters about Toastmasters and their speaking activities. An educational series, accented with humor, satire and analogies, it is a collection of tips, tricks and techniques produced by host TDK who himself is a Toastmaster of approximately 10 years and currently is Area 45 Governor, Division J, District 42 of Alberta and Saskatchewan in the “Great White North” of Canada. TDK, with the support of his home club, Silver Springs Toastmasters, has reached the ACB, CL, (Advanced Communicator Bronze, Competent Leader) level. This audio media series is designed to augment TDK’s efforts in his role as Area Governor to his 5 clubs and closely follows the activities thru the Toastmaster year. Though the target audience is Toastmasters and clubs everywhere, guests wanting to know more about Toastmasters International © can also peruse it. Feedback is always welcome from the many evaluators of the global village.
And in Entertainment for podCALGARY founder Sean J we have…
The BFF Show
All The BFF Show is a conversation podcast hosted by Sean J (formerly from All Axis Radio) and Mikey (from Public Nuisance Radio). Discussing topics, exchanging opinions and a whole lot of old-fasioned ball busting.
As an international show (Sean is from Alberta and Mikey is from Nebraska), the opinions, points of view and experiences are unique – yet oddly related.
Discover some new music, follow the show’s interactive format, or get involved in the live call-in shows.
Fabricated facts based on spontaneous research: The BFF Show – it’s an hour of shit.
Remember if you are a or now of a Calgary podcast we’d love to list them here.
He’s back, just when you thought it was safe to listen to Celene Dion again, Mr Rock & Roll is back to kick the crap out of you ear drums.
High Voltage Rock
A podcast playing ONLY kick-ass, high energy Rock & Roll, no exceptions !!
Hosted b: Mr. Rock & Roll Less Talk + More Rock = 95% less suckage. And more leather pants and big hair than any other Calgary Podcast.
And in the Entertainment section in now complete with the addition of…
A Calgary-based group of independent comic creators, discuss and review comics, movies and television shows. Bi-weekly.
And if you are into Gaming don’t miss out on these guys…
Diablo Minute Podcast
All things Diablo and Blizzard games. Stories and memories of the decade long series with discussions on upcoming developments and announcements. For Fans, By Fans, One Minute at a Time.
The GamerWok Hour blends today’s latest in gaming and tech news in a fresh and exciting format. Hosted by Nguy and Andrew from gamerwok.com and distributed every Monday morning. Take a Wok on the Geek side! (Good Clean Fun)