Podcasting 2.0

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How To Create a Podcast – About.com’s step-by-step tutorial for podcast beginners.

iLounge Guide to Podcast Creation – another guide for creating your own podcast for absolute beginners.

Podcasting Legal Guide – find about legal issues relevant to podcasting in this Creative Commons guide.

Podcast Hosting, Sharing and Networking (Free)

Pickstation – A Digg (
for podcasts and music.

Collectik – “Mixtapes for podcasts”: find, share and organize podcasts.

Podbean – Free podcast hosting and publishing.

Castpost – Free hosting for audio and video clips.

HeyCast – A tool to create video podcasts. Essentially, HeyCast creates RSS feeds from any existing video files on the web. It doesn’t provide hosting or sharing features.

Blubrry – A podcast network that lets you create a podcast and browse the podcasts of others.

Evoca – “YouTube (
for voice recordings”: create audio recordings from your computer mic, your phone or Skype (
, share them with others and embed them on websites.

ThePodcastNetwork – A network of podcasts on a range of topics including business, entertainment and comedy.

MyPodcast – podcast hosting solution offering unlimited storage, bandwidth, and free templates for your podcasts.

PodServe – this service is still in alpha stage, but everyone’s invited to try it out. It offers a hosting space for your podcast and a directory of user-created podcasts.

PodcastPeople – a service that enables you to post text, audio and video materials to your own customized show, and even earn some income from it through sponsors.

PCastBaby – free podcast hosting service offering 10MB of storage space and unlimited bandwidth.

Podomatic – create, find and share podcasts with this free service.

Blubrry – create your podcast on Blubrry; browse through other podcasts and create your personal playlist.

Podcast Advertising

Podango – get free unlimited hosting for your podcast and share ad revenue with Podango 50/50.

Podbridge – Provides podcast metrics and advertising.

Podtrac – a service that connects podcasters with advertisers.

Audio Tours

TourCaster – Find audio tours of your favorite cities and download them to your iPod.

iAudioGuide – Find audio guides for major world cities and download them to portable devices.

Video Podcasting

Veodia – Create live TV shows and convert them to video podcasts.

Blip.tv – A “video podcasting” service. Broadly similar to YouTube, but the focus is on independent creators, who get a share of revenue.

Mobile Podcasting

Podlinez – a simple service to listen to podcasts on your phone.

Gabcast – Record podcasts straight from your phone.

Yodio – Record audio from your phone, add photos and captions.

Text to Podcasts

BlueGrind – Converts text (especially blogs) into podcasts.

Feed2Podcast – Convert any RSS feed into a podcast.

Talkr – Convert blogs to audio podcasts.

Odiogo – convert RSS feeds, text articles and blog posts to podcasts.

Podcasts to Text

CastingWords – a podcast transcription service that converts podcasts to text for $0.75 minute. It employs human transcribers.

Podcast Directories

Grepr Podcasts – A directory that makes recommendations by finding patterns in your interests and comparing the interests of others.

Yahoo Podcasts – Explore podcasts, listen to them, subscribe to them and even create your own.

MobilCast – directory of podcasts and radio shows, complete with playlists.

PodcastAlley – a podcast directory with over 30,000 podcasts. Maintains a monthly top list.

DigitalPodcast – a simple, categorized podcast directory

Podcast.net – a very comprehensive podcast directory; contains tens of thousands of podcasts.

PodcastDirectory.com – a directory of podcasts with a top list, a list of featured podcasts, and categorization.

PodcastDirectory.org- a simple directory with a very clean layout.

Podfeed.net – on Podfeed you can host and share your podcast, find podcasts, as well as read and write podcast reviews.

iAmplify – A premium directory where you pay to download self-help podcasts.

Earkive – Directory that lets you listen to podcasts on your phone (mobile or landline)

Live Podcasting

Talkshoe – Create your own live talkshow or interactive podcast.

Waxxi – Audio shows streamed live, mainly with notable technologists. Once recorded, the live shows are available as podcasts.

NowLive – A social network that lets anyone create a live, interactive talk show. Stickam (
for audio, in some ways.

Podcast Hosting (Premium)

PodcastSpot – Offers both free and premium podcast hosting.

SwitchPod – a podcast hosting service, with unmetered bandwidth, statistics and even some promotional opportunities.

Hipcast – create audio, video materials and podcasts and post them to your blog.

Libsyn – Liberated Syndication will host your podcasts for a modest monthly fee.

Podcast Search

Everyzing – Audio and video search engine.

Podscope – an audio and video search engine that searches the words spoken in podcasts.

Pluggd – Discover and share podcasts, and search for specific parts of podcasts using advanced search technology called HearHere.

PodNova – Podcast search and community.

Podcast Forums

Podcast Alley Forum – a well visited forum on everything related to podcasting.

DigitalPodcast Forum – a good forum for promoting your podcast.

World Podcast Forum – a fresh forum about podcasting.

Podcast Creation Software (Offline)

Propaganda – Create professional podcasts including background music, jingles, crossfading and more. Windows (
only. Free trial, $49.95 to buy.

Audacity – Free, open source software for recording and editing audio. Versions (
for Mac OS X, Windows, GNU (
/Linux (
and other operating systems.

Adobe Soundbooth – Advanced audio editing from Adobe. Windows and Mac. Free trial, $199 to buy.

Wildvoice Podcast Studio – Record audio, add music and sound effects and upload to Wildvoice.com or other sites. Windows only.

SnapKast – Podcast creation for Windows. $79.99.

Podcast Creation Software (Online)

Odeo – Perhaps the most popular podcasting platform. It allows you to record audio within your browser, embed it anywhere and create your own audio channels.

Hipcast – Record high-quality audio right through the web browser or your phone. No additional software needed.

Gcast – Record, mix and broadcast your podcasts. You can record messages by phone and upload MP3 files from your computer.

Podomatic – This site lets you record video and audio online directly from your browser. You can also receive in line calls from listeners wanting to leave voice comments.

ClickCaster – create, broadcast and sell your very own radio shows and podcasts. You can record audio right from your browser or upload an existing MP3.

Wild Voice Shout Recorder – Online service that lets you record audio files through an intuitive interface but doesn’t let you edit them or add special effects.

Miscellaneous Podcast Tools

Enablr – make your podcasts indexed and searchable.

PodShow – a network that brings audio, video, podcasts, and music to your computer, iPod, mobile device, or television.

Divicast – enhance your podcast with images and text and share it with everyone.

Divvycast – where podcasting and music meet. Helps bands to create podcasts.

Podbop – Find bands in your city and download free MP3s to your iPod to preview their music ahead of the show.

Noisely – Enter a subject you’re interested in, and Noisely serves up a selection of podcasts you’ll like. Press play, and all the ‘casts stream continuously until you stop them.