Friday, December 23, 2005

(Podcasting) A Fun Way to Use Podcasting

I am guessing that most bloggers are interested in learning about new technologies. I am way behind most of you in this area, and have appeciated all the help I've gotten from many of you. I have learned so much! I recently had a chance to take a class in podcasting at the University of Utah. I came up with the idea of making this podcast of a Christmas Message for the people who read Kalyn's Kitchen. I thought other food bloggers might be interested in seeing this use of podcasting.

This post was written by Kalyn from Kalyn's Kitchen.

5 comments:

FJK said...

Thanks. I am interested. Is there a site or resource you could direct us to if we want to do something similar.
I am also interested in video on my site. It would be a great way to show how tos. Anyone have info on that
Happy Holidays

Kalyn said...

I produced this little 3 minute podcast in a class at the University where they had equipment people may not have, and I couldn't do it again without some help, but I am happy to share what I know of the process. (I'm pretty technologically illiterate, so if I say anything here that doesn't sound quite right, anyone with more knowledge can feel free to correct me.)

First, I made the recording of my message with a digital recorder. We found the background music on itunes. Then we put those two files into a program called Audacity:
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/. This is where I did the sound editing, the part of the process that took the longest. However, Audacity is pretty intuitive; someone with more experience than I have could probably learn it pretty quickly. When you have edited the sound/music to your liking then you export your finished mp3 file. My instructor had us put the file in www.archive.org and then upload it to www.ourmedia.org but I didn't completely understand why both sites were necessary. (We wanted something free so if you have web hosting you could just put it there.) Then when you have the file stored somewhere you make a link to it on your blog.

Hope this is helpful.

Rachael said...

Wow. that is pretty incredible.
I know that blogger offers audio blogging, but I notice no one really uses it.

With this, can I export that podcast to my ipod? Crazy stuff!

Rachael

Kalyn said...

For anyone who is interested in seeing an application of this same technology for video, I saw a very nicely done example on David Lebovitz' blog.

ReMARKable Palate said...

I do both a foodblog and a podcast, and if I may toot my own horn, my podcast was mentioned in the January issue of Bon Appetit Magazine in a short article about culinary podcasting. I've wondered why more food bloggers have yet to tackle this new media.