Posts in: Sound Of Podcasts

Winer started it.

”I’m thinking sort of the opposite of broadcast.. NarrowCast, SlimCast, TrimCast, SmallCast, MiniCast, NoCast, UnCast, PayCast, BuyCast, MyCast, DudCast… just a few ideas


Thankfully he didn’t include microcast or snickelcast in his list.

Finally got to cleaning up the Philpin Sounds website …

  • three PodCasts for posterity
  • three MicroCasts
  • four SnickelCasts

… not sure we have a roll yet!

Just been listening to the lastest micro monday podcast with @klandwehr … nicely done. At one point @macgenie was talking about the ‘differalities’ of blogging and podcasting - we seem to be on the same page where I introduced ‘snickelcasts’ and wrote:

“With a blog, you open up your text editor of choice and write, you edit, you write more, you file it in a drafts folder, you come back to it and eventually one day you hit ‘publish’ and without a word suddenly your thoughts are out there in public domain for anybody to read. To some that is a scary proposition, but as I said earlier - if nobody reads it, what do you lose?


But a podcast is different. Unless you understand sound files, can edit sound files, can mix and merge different sound files, you are essentially recording your self in a single take. And that is hard. Just try reading prewritten words into a microphone and see what you feel about the result. It isn’t easy. Now imagine talking like that, right off the top of your head … without hesitation, deviation or repetition . as the old BBC radio show, ‘Just a Minute’ would have. That’s difficult.

There is a LOT more … including just what exactly is a Snickelcast.

And there we have it …

  • All Snickelcasts are no more than 30 seconds long and are Microcasts.
  • All Microcasts are no more than 30 minutes long and are Podcasts
  • All Podcasts are … well we still have to define that don’t we?

My thoughts on the how and why of Snickelcasts.

About MicroCasts …. did I imagine that there is a hidden page somewhere in Micro Blog - where all your podcasts appear - not talking about the RSS feed - I mean an actual page?