Reply to Taylor Jadin about podcasting networks

Replied to a tweet by Taylor JadinTaylor Jadin (Twitter)

Taylor, If it helps a bit, Manton Reece [(@manton), (@manton)] fairly recently created a microcast network and some tools to help people create, host, and distribute short podcasts with micro.blog. It’s an interesting model and one which could eventually be built upon as a minimal product for adding additional features and tools.

Additionally Aaron Parecki had some thoughts a while back on his microcast (episode 9: Streamlining My Microcast Workflow) about improving his production workflow. Earlier today he also created a discovery website (with subtle hints of a webring) that acts as a discovery mechanism and network of sorts for microcasts which you might find interesting in light of your plans.

I might also submit that if you’re doing it for students, starting with small, short microcasts are always a quick way to get started.

All this to remind me that I just got a Yeti Blue for my birthday and I need to fire it up to continue on with both my microcast and my longer format podcast.

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Earlier in the week I noticed how well reading.am dovetailed with Huffduffer. Now I’m noticing that my listen posts (aka my faux-cast) also now translate to micro.blog’s podcast discovery page. The secret to this seems to be having an .mp3 file in a post that feeds across. I do notice at least one post without an .mp3, but which includes the word “podcast.” Are there any other criterion for this @manton?

I wonder if there’s a way for more posts to display the inline audio player without being hosted directly by micro.blog?

micro.blog’s podcast discovery page
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Following Clevercast

Followed clevercast by Jonathan LaCourJonathan LaCour (cleverca.st)

Hello, there! My name is Jonathan LaCour, and this is “clevercast,” my microcast. A microcast is a short form podcast that is published on a regular basis. Topics for this microcast range broadly, but its mostly about my life as a technologist, and will include:

To learn more about me, you should visit my website, where I post photos, articles, microblog posts, recipes, and more.

I’ve been following the inimitable Jonathan LaCour for quite a while, but I’ve just discovered the link to his new microcast which I’m immediately adding to the growing list of interesting microcasts I’m following.

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🎧 Episode 1: Intros and Going Serverless | Clevercast

Listened to Episode 1: Intros and Going Serverless by Jonathan LaCourJonathan LaCour from cleverca.st

This time, on clevercast, I introduce the show, and then talk about a topic that I’ve been thinking about a lot lately: going serverless for my personal website.

A nice new entrant to the microcast field. Subscribing immediately.

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👓 Wavelength for Micro.blog | Manton.org

Read Wavelength for Micro.blog by Manton Reece (manton.org)

We have something really big to announce today. Micro.blog now supports hosting short-form podcasts, also known as microcasts, with a companion iPhone app called Wavelength for recording, editing, and publishing episodes.

Micro.blog is about making short-form content you own as simple to post as a tweet because we believe blogging should be easier. Podcasting should be easier too.

Wavelength looks like a cool new app in the podcasting space. While meant for growing category of microcasts, it portends some interesting things. I suspect this is just the start for something that will likely continue getting better over time.

Congrats Manton!

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David Shanske has kindly improved the Post Kinds plugin (v2.7.6) to include audio posts out of the box.

This reminds me I need to get back to making my microcast so that I’ve got more than just the one episode.

An example of an audio post with the Post Kinds Plugin
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