For 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 Archive.org, 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:
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! :-)