How to be a Podcaster

  1. Record yourself talking about something, anything. Most computing platforms have some way to record your voice.
  2. Publish the MP3 — or other audio file format — somewhere.
  3. Create an RSS file with an enclosure element and put that somewhere on the internet.

You don’t need special services. You don’t need Apple or iTunes but their directory is a great way to get the word out about your podcast. You don’t need a website just for your podcast. If you have a weblog that publishes an RSS feed, you can use that!

Here’s an example podcast. I recorded this with an iOS App called Ferrite, saved it to Google Drive, then copied it to a location on my own server.

If I’ve done everything right you should be able to subscribe to my RSS feed on this site and play it in your favorite podcast player, assuming it supports standard podcasting methods.

Here it is. Enjoy.

The bottom line is this: It’s really EASY to be a podcaster.

By Rob Fahrni

Husband / Father / Developer