Unless you were born in the past week, you’ve heard about podcasting, the new audio-based blogging phenom that’s sweeping the Web. And just how popular is podcasting? Even Apple’s Vice President of Marketing, Phil Schiller, is wild about it. Approached at this January’s Macworld Expo in San Francisco, Schiller said enthusiastically, “It’s a fun way to get more programming on your iPod. I love it.”
I heard it straight from Phil’s mouth—via my iPod—thanks to the Wizards of Technology’s podcast of the encounter. Download show number 20 to hear it for yourself.
With podcasting, you can hear what anyone with a mic, a computer, and an Internet connection has to say. And you can listen in when you choose to rather than rearrange your day to accommodate someone else’s programming schedule.
If you aren’t hip to the latest thing in digital audio, don’t worry, you can easily get up to speed. Here’s everything you need to know to join the legion of podcast listeners.