Monday, February 01, 2010

Podcasting Made (Mostly) Easy

The GameShark podcasting crew cut their teeth on our very first episode Thursday night and boy howdy is it a doozy. Where else can you hear me defend the portrayal of the pope as an incestuous murderer? Probably no where else as I'm sure to be fired by the end of the week.

There were plenty of technical issues including Skype issues, microphone issues and windy Boston weather blowing Danielle's internet out of her house but we managed to persevere through it all and come up with something worth listening to. At least we think so. Hopefully you agree. Take a listen and if you like it, why not subscribe to our handy RSS feed? You can also come here and listen to them via the gadget on the sidebar over there. So many ways do you have to hear myself and others blather on about games that I can see how you might confuse this day with Christmas or whatever deity approved day of gift giving you currently subscribe too.

I enjoyed making the podcast very, very much however they are a great deal of work and I'm saying this without bearing even a tenth of the total workload. That burden fell squarely on Todd's shoulders and he handled it with aplomb taking the mess of audio files we sent to him and turning it into something that somehow, magically, made us all sound halfway competent. Once that alchemy was performed it was nothing but getting it hosted, tagged, linked and posted on iTunes. That last part is proving tricky as iTunes appears to be broken on the podcasting accepting front. Hopefully that resolve itself soon so that our episodes can be dashed against the rocks of Apple's unforgiving coastline. At this point, I'll be happy if we get to 100 downloads. We're more than halfway there already so hopes are high.

Certainly as podcasters we have a lot to learn and you can tell in our first episode that this is the case but the first episode also shows that we enjoy each other's company and are comfortable enough with each other to talk smack. If I'm going to repeatedly stick my foot in my mouth and insult the leader of major religions, I can't think of a better group to do it with.


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Greg said...

I'm about to give it a listen. Apparently it's just me and the Asian spammer right now.

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