Wednesday, December 13, 2006

RPP #31 Pew Podcasting Report, Audio Recording Tips and "A Soldier's Christmas"

Topics covered during this 16 minute podcast:
  • The Pew Internet & American Life Project
    • Report on Podcast Downloading
    • The Pew Internet & American Life Project produces reports that explore the impact of the Internet on families, communities, work and home, daily life, education, health care, and civic and political life
    • 12% of Internet users have downloaded a podcast compared with 7% back in February of 2006
    • 26% of Internet users own an iPod or other MP3 player
  • Podcasting Tech Tips: Microphones and Recording Interviews
    • Professional microphones for voice and music recording have a 3-pin XLR connector designed to work with pro music gear, e.g., Audio Technica Cardioid Dynamic Vocal/Instrument Microphone ($60)
    • Hot Recorder for recording Skype interviews ($15)
    • DLI Personal Logger for recording telephone interviews ($89)
  • Podsafe Music Selection
    • "A Soldier's Christmas" by Jay Goeppner from the Podsafe Music Network
    • Jay Goeppner is a Chicago musician who has shared his message of peace and love in the style of his hero, John Lennon. Jay currently fronts the Chicago bands “The Beatle Brothers” and “Instant Karma” (a John Lennon tribute band).