I started podcasting quite a few years ago. Before my second blog started but after my first blog was going. Over the course of the first couple of years I created podcasts, I mostly focused on internal podcasts where I was working. In roughly 2011 I started doing my external podcast. Mostly because I got an email from a former student of mine asking me to recreate some of the stories I used to tell my students right after lunch (to calm them down for the rest of the day).
They were called Fred and Ed stories, well the ones that I made up were. Stories of twins who, well did things that kids do. Funny, I was talking about the impact of twins ten years before twins ran over my life. Anyway, I started posting occasional Fred and Ed stories for my former student. She was downloading them and playing them with her kids. The really sad thing is now, her kids have outgrown them. She shared them with lots of other parents, free advertising I guess.
I also read books and newspaper articles to the kids. They always asked for new Fred and Ed stories.
Anway, the point of this as part of my technology post is the technology changes I am making to my podcast. For a long time, I have used a portable recording device, but I am moving to a stationary mounted recording device starting with this month’s podcasts. Mostly because while the mobile recording I’ve used is digital, the quality of the Microphone isn’t as great as the new Microphone I got. I try to keep my podcasts short (3-5 minutes) so that they are quick listening. The topics of my podcasts come from my blogs.