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Introducing The Rohdesign Podcast

rohdesign-podcast_144.jpgFor a long time I've thought about doing a podcast. I love listening to a variety of podcasts, have been a guest on a few, but have never created my own, because I know they take work and dedication to do well (and maintain).

I've just had an epiphany about doing my own podcast, and have created The Rohdesign Podcast (RSS Feed)

My epiphany: to create an "special event" podcast, where I can post short episodes as it makes sense to me, rather than on a strict daily/weekly schedule. I suspect I'll post 5-10 minute episodes about monthly, which reduces time demands on me and you.

Brought to you by SXSW Interactive
The perfect time for a short podcast is my trip to SXSW Interactive, where I'm certain to meet new people, learn new things, and have experiences I'll want to share.

So, this week I recorded a 5 minute podcast about my plans for SXSW, created an intro song in GarageBand, posted the final podcast MP3 file to, generated the podcast feed with Podcast Maker, created a FeedBurner Feed and setup an ODEO Podcast page and ODEO embedded Podcast player.

Here's Episode 01: SXSW Interactive Edition:

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I had a blast creating the intro in GarageBand and recording the sound on the MacBook. I'd love to hear what you think.

Long Term Goals
My long term goal: make it easy to record a 5-10 minute episode, then publish and syndicate to subscribers, while allowing those who just want to hear the episodes without subscription use the player embedded on my blog or at ODEO.

Now that the podcast is up and running, I can create episodes for other topics like design or record podcasts for other events, record interviews with interesting people, and whatever else comes to me as I get used to having my own podcast.

I would love to hear your feedback on the Rohdesign Podcast. Let me know your thoughts on episode 01, what you'd like to hear in the future, etc.

Thanks for listening! :-)

Reader Comments (9)

Nice job Mike! I wonder if you'll catch the 'GarageBand bug' now. :)
February 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPete Prodoehl
Thanks Pete! I am very excited about GarageBand... thinking of creating some music for the fun of it. What a blast!
February 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde
Dang, Mike. You're super motivated. I dig it and look forward to hearing more podcasts. You sounded great and again, looking forward to catching up at SXSW. 2 more weeks!
February 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlex Harris
Way to go Mike. Very integrated and very nice. Sound quality is good too! Excellent job.
February 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermashby
So that's what your voice sounds like!!

Subscribed in ITunes.
February 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Robinson
Hey Mike,i dont know if I could talk that long without messing up. Great job and to the point. The mic does not sound good :( but your meter and tone are great to listen to! Please post the podcasts as SXSW is going on, I want fresh content!!!
February 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKeVroN
The other day I wanted to read an interview and the link I followed dropped me unceremoniously on a webpage with a video. There were no text alternative. Was kind of scary as I can read english very well but Im not so good understanding it. But I suppose thats where the Internet goes... voice and video a plenty :) Your podcast was great, excellent entertainment for my sunday evening :)
February 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCarlos Sisi
Hi Mike,Congrats on the podcast! I look forward to your next brodcast.

All the best and keep it up :)
February 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAllan Reyes

Great to hear what you sound like after all these years! A great intro to what you hope to achieve at SXSW.

I hope it goes well and I hope you decide to continue to podcast
February 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Winstanley

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