What is a podcast?

I have been trying hard lately to get the word out about the Scratch My Brain podcasts, and the other day someone asked me, “what is a podcast? I don’t have an iPod, can I still listen?”

Yes, you can listen on anything that will play an mp3 file. Just click the link to download the mp3 to your computer, then listen however you like. I have linked to the Wikipedia podcast definition page below, to offer greater detail.

Podcasting – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Podcasting’s essence is about creating content (audio or video) for an audience that wants to listen when they want, where they want, and how they want.

Podcast #1

Well, here it is, the first Scratch My Brain podcast.

SMB Podcast Episode 1

This first episode has has music from Jesse Lewis Union and a track from the Jeff Albert & Ed Barrett album Duets Vol. 1, as well as some discussion of other podcasts that have influenced and encouraged me, a bit about Creative Commons, some ideas on DRM (Digital Rights Management), a mild dose of self-promotion, and wisdom from a four year old.