Podcast Resources - dummies

By Tee Morris, Chuck Tomasi

The following resources are a snapshot in time, and you will likely want to keep up on the latest news and information of the podcasting world. Perhaps, as you gain experience in podcasting, you’ll share some of your pearls of wisdom with the community by contributing back to the vast universe of podcasting that many people like to call the podosphere. Give these a try:

  • Meetup.com: When you go to Meetup and enter podcast, you might be surprised to find others in your area doing podcasts as well. Meetup.com is a great place to organize anything from a meetup at a coffee shop to a group of 200 in a rented hall. If you don’t spot anything, why not set up a podcast get together and see who responds.
  • PodCamp: Held around the world, PodCamp is a community-based, community-driven, open-air conference. It is called PodCamp but these events are geared toward enthusiasts and professionals into podcasting, blogging, vlogging, and social networking. These PodCamps have been happening since 2006 and, in most cases, are free to the public.
  • #TryPod: At the time of this writing, a special event hosted by podcasters from all parts of the world is taking place. The event is called #TryPod. Podcasters are turning to social media platforms to share their shows with new and pod-curious listeners. Looking up #TryPod may just introduce you to some fantastic online talent.
  • Podcasts about podcasting: Rob Walsh has one. Elsie Escobar has one. Daniel J. Lewis also has one. Podcasters love talking shop so why not search for podcasts on how to podcast? It sounds pretty meta, sure, but if Tom Felton can deliver Harry Potter and Planet of the Apes references with a straight face while guest starring on CW’s The Flash, then searching for podcasts on how to podcasts shouldn’t be a challenge for anybody.