Good day folks, let me tell ya about something cool. Some of you may know all about podcasts, some of you may not. I am a babe in the woods of the podcast world. Let me explain..
I ran across the podcast-verse a few years ago now, I think. I know the first podcast I ran across was called Podhammer, and it was all about Warhammer, and kinda cool to boot. They have a neato site and some very cool stuff. On occasion, I would ramble into a podcast, take a listen, move on. I kinda understood what it was all about, sorta, but I was just not getting into it in a big way.
Flash forward and back to about a year ago. I was surfing along and I frequent Wil Wheaton's site, its pretty entertaining and he does a podcast called Radio Free Burrito, and I listened in and was entertained, it is pretty cool as well.
So far, so good. I thought it was kinda neat. I like old radio shows and that kind of stuff and it seemed to me it was folks riffing on a 'net radio show, that type of stuff. I had no idea how wrong I was, there is so much more. In my mad wanderings I surfed into author web sites that podcasted novels! I remember thinking, you can do that? I am familiar with audiobooks, but a podcast of a novel was eye opening. Late to the party I know, but it was a big moment in time for me.
I listened, and was fascinated. This stuff rocks. Good stories read by the author, or a group of folks, music, sound effects, man it runs the whole gamut of goodness. Wow. So now I consume podcasts on a pretty regular basis. Yesterday I set up my very own iTunes account (better 1/2 has the account but I wanted my own, dang nabbit!) and downloaded a ton of stuff to the laptop, some of which I had listened to before, but some new folks as well.
Scary as it sounds, I have not even scratched the surface with all the cool podcast stuff I can download from folks I have wandered into on the 'net. Because I like to share awesome stuff I run into, I am going to do a category of blog posts about all these amazing podcasts. Then if you like, you can do a quick click and go listen for yourself and see what the what is.
Any who, stop back in and look for the pPodcast category and get in on all the podcast goodness. I'll be highlighting some folks in the coming days!