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174: For only $500, you can get 5000 new followers

The (un)conference season for 2011 keeps ramping up! After Podcamp Halifax comes Podcamp Toronto.

Connie Crosby, a fixture of the Canadian podcasting and social media scene, as well as a multi-year organizer (sadist?) for Podcamp Toronto, joins us to discuss PCTO.

TOPICS

  • Podcamp Toronto, duh.
  • Other Stuff we felt like discussing.

EVENTS

VOICEMAIL BATTLERS

  • Robin Browne slaps the puck back to Scarborough dude
    (Naughty words.. don’t let your kids listen, or they will end up in jail just like you did)

CONTACT US

Photo Credit: John Meadows

Zero to Podcasting in two days

A group of ‘veteran’ podcasters are collaborating to deliver a two day workshop called Zero to Podcasting (Z2P) this February as part the PodCamp Toronto program. The sessions will be a mix of campfire/circle discussions and technical presentations aimed at helping everyone, from newcomers to advanced podcasters, start from nothing and then learn and shake up the skills necessary to plan, prepare, produce, publish and promote their podcasts.

Z2P is designed to arm the absolute newcomer with the skills and ideas to start podcasting by the end of day one, and help with additional skills such as portable recording and establishing and owning their Internet presence during day two. Regardless of your level of experience, the program is designed to help establish, strengthen and refresh all of your skills.

The collaborators include Katherine Matthews and Rob Lee (Purl Diving), Sage Tyrtle (Quirky Nomads), Scarborough Dude (DicksNJanes), and Bob Goyetche and Mark Blevis (Canadian Podcast Buffet and many others).

The full Z2P program and schedule will be available on the PodCamp Toronto website. A summary and sequence of the sessions appears here for your information:

DAY ONE: BEGINNER (SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2008)

  • Picking a topic and planning the podcast
  • Technology selection
  • Recording the show
  • Editing, mixing and producing the show (using Audacity)
  • Getting started with Libsyn (including uploading and publishing your show)
  • Directories and promotion

DAY TWO: ADVANCED (SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2008)

  • Owning your online presence
  • YourName.com (with GoDaddy)
  • Your own WordPress site with a Libsyn back end
  • The Podpress plugin
  • Portable recording
  • Next steps

Cross posted on MarkBlevis.com

We’ve been served

We were completely caught off guard with this one.  Through all of our hard work, one innocent remark has put us on the legal hotseat.  We we’re served with a cease and desist letter today and are looking at our legal options.  If we are able to make sense of this and get legal clearance, we will provide information on this week’s episode.

Ottawa Citizen: What you want, when you want it

Becky Rynor’s feature on Podcasters Across Borders is on page B6 of today’s (July 9, 2006) Ottawa Citizen. Complete with a photo of an iPod playing Ian and Angela’s now defunct “2Down” Podcast (the photo was originally in an article from May 2005 – I think – that featured 2Down, and Maurizio Ortolani), the feature gives a rundown of some of the discussions that took place during the conference and summarizes some of the genres and regions represented at PAB2006.

Most importantly, the article opens up by stating, quite clearly, that listening to Podcasts does not require an iPod!

A subscription is required to view the online version of the article.

48 Missing in Action for 2005

This is a list of all podcasts that appeared in the canadapodcasts.ca directory in 2005, and were identified as dormant or completely missing between December 1st and December 15th (based on the URL and RSS links that appeared in the directory). If your show appears in this list and is still active, please be sure to relist with accurate information on the canadapodcasts.ca directory – and submit your promo and profile to The Canadian Podcast Buffet!

1RIDE ON THE RAILS (ONE-TIME SHOW), 2DOWN, ALBERTA SCENE RADIO (EVENT PODCAST), ALTNEWSJOURNAL, ARC23 RADIO, AUDIO LETTER, BLOGAHOLICS PODCAST, BUSINESS BLOG, CANADIAN PERSPECTIVE, CBC UNPLUGGED (EVENT PODCAST), CLARRUS RANDOM ACTS OF QUALITY, COUNTY PODCAST, DEUTSCH FUER ANDREAS, DEVONNE AND MIKE’S NORTH END, ECLECTIC CITY, EH! TO ZED: THE PODCAST, EHMAC.CA, FACE FOR RADIO PODCAST, FARIBORZ LACHINI’S, SOUNDTRACK SAMPLE, FROG SHOW, GEEK LOVE, GETTING ALONG WITH PEOPLE,GRADUATES, GREAT WHITE NORTH, GRIND, JAYNE SHOW, MAPLE DIP, MASHCAST, MASSIVE THE EQ2 AND SWG SHOW, MONSTER FEET VARIETY SHOW, MURDOCH INTERVIEWS THE STARS, NANOWRIMO ’05 PODCAST (EVENT PODCAST), NINJA STAR RADIO, PLANET CLARION, RADIOKFX, RANDOM BYTES BY ROSS RADER, RICK RADIO, RITALLIN THE CEREBRAL STIMULANT, SECRETS ABOUT MARKETING MY MOM NEVER TOLD ME, SELLOUT CENTRAL, SOUNDS SUSTAINABLE, STIGMERGICWEB PODCAST, THE FEED (CBC PILOT), THE VOID, VANEATS RADIO, WEB 2.0 RADIO, YET ANOTHER PODCAST

***Update 2005-12-30: ANIMAL VOICES is an active podcast.