The podcast is a new and exciting medium that I’m learning my way into, and I’m having fun with it. It’s a very different medium and it provides a different kind of mood and way of communicating. I definitely intend to do more, and hopefully make it a regular thing. Podcasting is kind of like owning your own radio station where you get to be CEO, on-air personality, engineer and janitor all in one.
Some Issues that have come up:
“How do I download the audio files to my computer?” To download the podcast files, go to http://frontsight.podbean.com/ That’s where I host the files. In small print past the “Audio MP3″ bug there is a link that says “Download.” Click there and it will take you to another page. Right Click on the “Download Here” icon, and the file will download to your computer. You do not have to register. You can also subscribe through Itunes or Zune and those interfaces will download the podcasts to your player device.
Alternately there is a free utility called Juice that will download podcasts either to your computer or listening device http://juicereceiver.sourceforge.net/index.php
“What file format is the podcast?” The file format is standard MP3 audio and will play on any MP3 device, I-Pod and Windows Media Player. It is important to note that you do not need an I-Pod to hear the podcast. You can download them to a player or listen to them directly in your browser by clicking on the arrow on the player graphic. I actually listen to podcasts with a little Olympus digital recorder that has the capability to play MP3 files.
“What is your mission for the podcast?” My intent is to inform, educate and hopefully entertain on the issues of gun rights, gun law, self-defense, and gun control. I also intend to have some fun in the process.
Are transcripts posted anywhere?
I am often online in places where audio would be distracting or annoying to others.
I enjoyed your emails before, but understand how much work that was. It is good to see you back online; and it would be even better if I could read the podcasts instead of having to wait until I am alone.
David, A lot of the material originates on my blog, Front Sight, Press, http://www.snubnose.info/wordpress/ and much of the podcasts can be found there in bits and pieces. There are no formal transcripts of the podcasts. I just don’t have the time to compile them and fulfill my other responsibilities. I might suggest an Ipod or the device I use, an Olympus digital voice recorder that is MP3 enabled. With one of those, you can download the podcast to your device, and listen with ear phones.