Wednesday, 1 August 2007

Monday, 16 July 2007

PodcampMN at Flat Earth on Aug 25, 2007

Yes, it’s official.

PodcampMN, August 25th, the Saturday before Labor Day, at the Flat Earth Brewery in St. Paul.

The goal is to try to accomplish some real, dirty, uncomfortable work… as Eric Rice describes it.

If you haven’t yet, add your name and other things you’d like to both share and learn about to the wiki:

Thanks to Philip from and Jeff @ Flat Earth for making this happen.

Thursday, 18 January 2007

Monday, 11 December 2006

Monday, 24 July 2006

Monday, 12 June 2006

PodcastMN Live to Hard Drive June 2006

Tonight, PodcastMN was at the Acadia Cafe for the inaugural PodcastMN Live to Hard Drive event.

The line up included:

I had a great time. Learned about how each of us do our show, wine tasting, the word “Amen”, and well, since I’m writing this while The Nameless Band Representing Creot Radio is playing, that’s it thus far.

Cinema Playground went all out with a 3-round movie trivia show with – non-podcasting contestants. Remarkable…and hard.

Overall, a refreshing change from the sitting-around-drinking-talking-geek meetups. About 15 seats were filled at any given time so, I’m declaring it a success. There were even requests for another one. I’m up for it. Who else?

Thanks to Ted and the Acadia Cafe for the space, Matt for running the sound, and everyone that did their show.

J Wynia has took some photos of the evening.

Wednesday, 11 May 2005

Saturday, 7 May 2005

Back in the Pioneer Press

I’d like to thank Julio Ojeda-Zapata and Leslie Brooks Suzukamo for the PodcastMN article in the Saturday Pioneer Press.

The article is right, a key challenge is to lure advertisers. I’m actually not confident the advertiser-publisher relationship we’re accustomed to in radio, televison, and newspapers will effectively migrate to podcasting.

As PBCliberal mentions in his recent ‘Finding my Niche’ show, the strength of podcasting is how effectively it can speak to a very small audience. The same is true of weblogs and websites as a whole.

The barrier to entry is so low with podcasting and the audience so niche, then there’s the fact that a show could be listeneded to the first time months after it was originally published. The traditional mass media ad models won’t work. Honestly, if the products of services the advertisers are hawking are actually compelling – then they should have their own podcast.

On the other hand, following the public radio model makes far more sense – I think ITConversations is setting an excellent example of how to offset the costs by bringing in donors and underwriters. Doug spells out the ITConversation business model here.

By the way, PodcastMN – the Sound of Minnesota is officially up. 14 podcasts, in a single site.

Wednesday, 4 May 2005