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KMO on Changesurfer Radio

I was recently a guest on Changesurfer Radio with J. Hughes:


It's a lot easier to be a guest on a podcast than it is to be the host/producer. I'd like to more of this sort of thing.


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Jun. 3rd, 2008 05:19 am (UTC)
Aargh! Another "podcast" that doesn't update it's podcast feed! Just like Mike Hagan....
(It's so much nicer when iTunes categorises podcasts and music separately, but it can only happen by downloading through the podcast feed.)

Jun. 3rd, 2008 01:41 pm (UTC)
I've never used iTunes as a podcast aggregator, so I have only the vaguest idea of what you're talking about. I download podcasts using the right-click/"save as" method. It works very well.
Jun. 5th, 2008 12:49 am (UTC)
Re: iTunes
Thanks KMO,

I also left a comment on their site, but no response (which is why I left a comment on yours, cos I had a feeling you might let them know on my behalf).

It's nothing to do with iTunes at all. I could be using any podcast aggregator.
It's the RSS feed. You get podOmatic to sort out your RSS feed, other people use free podcasting software which can generate an RSS feed based on a list of files. Not sure what Dopefiend and Lorenzo use, but they too are organised enough to have a working RSS feed.

The point is that if they want people to be able to subscribe to their podcast and get notification of new episodes without having to visit the website, they should update their RSS feed for each episode.

As for me, I've downloaded the KMO episode but if they don't sort out the feed I guess I'll never hear them again.

(And Mike Hagan has the same problem - you wouldn't want to let him know too?)
Jun. 4th, 2008 05:12 am (UTC)
The thing that is good about those aggregated is that all new episodes are automatically downloaded to itunes when you start the program, it also keeps track on which you have listened to and also where you were if you have to pause and want to continue listening at a later moment. And most importantly, if you have an ipod all information like that get transferred along with the file when you plug it in.
Jun. 4th, 2008 12:24 pm (UTC)
Screw Apple
And most importantly, if you have an ipod...

I do not have an iPod. I could have purchased 3 of my Zen Creative mp3 players for the price of a single iPod with the same storage capacity. That's a big part of why I have no love for Apple Computer (even though my first two computers where Apples). They've priced themselves right out of my affections. Apple, to my mind, is for people who have cozied up to the corporate beast, can pay all their bills without worry and have ample money left over for the latest high-status gizmos and toys.

Edited at 2008-06-04 12:25 pm (UTC)
Jun. 4th, 2008 01:39 pm (UTC)
Re: Screw Apple
I have been an apple fan boy for most of my life, since the mid 80s, switched to PC a few years ago for much the same reasons you mention here, just replace Ipod with PC/Mac ie, I could have gotten three pc:s for the same price. I totally agree with your points and I think Apple is a very different company then it was back in the 80s and early 90s, they do have some good interface ideas and some good designs, the iPhone for instance, but most of it is totally overhyped and those mac vs PC ads are some of the worst ads I have seen in years.

I probably should have written "if you have an mp3player" since I think most mp3 players can do the same things, syncing, keeping track of where you were on the track etc, since it is mainly a software thing.
Jun. 5th, 2008 12:57 am (UTC)
oops, I responded via email and for some reason thought that your "I've never used iTunes as a podcast aggregator" comment was from the Changesurfer people... Also didn't see the other comments.

So anyway my comment had nothing really to do with iTunes or Apple, but as far as the iPod being "for people who have cozied up to the corporate beast, can pay all their bills without worry and have ample money left over for the latest high-status gizmos and toys", I think you know I don't fit into that category. (I'm lucky to have 10 Indian kid tabla students giving me an income of around $250 a week.)

Comparing iPods with other mp3 players, I found that I get much more storage per cubic centimetre. As a regular traveller I find that a very appealing quality in iPods.

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