You can easily create podcasts using software that allows you to autmoatically create and upload your podcast, or software that allows you to record digital audio and post your files on your own web hosting server.
Automatic podcast generators
Automatically create and upload your podcasts by using Podomatic, Click Caster, or Odeo.
Non-automatic sources for producing podcasts
Using software that helps you create a podcast that is not autoamtically created and uploaded gives you more control and flexibility.
If you choose to go the advanced way in creating your podcast, you'll need some web space on which to host your .mp3 files. These web-hosting services cost, but the cost is fairly reasonable. These are some example services, but there are many more to choose from.
- Podcast-oriented Web Hosting Services:
- General web hosting services
Sotfware/Listening tools (for listening to podcsats)
Gigadial allows you to create and subscribe to an online podcast-powered station containing individual episodes of your favorite podcasts.
Podcatchers (software that helps you subscribe to podcasts)
Information about RSS feeds and aggregators
- Feed Validator
Checks to see if the RSS feed is valid. It understands Apple iTunes requirements
for Google Reader
Google now offers a simple to use rss reader which will inform you of any updated content from sites that you have subscribed to. This is a helpsheet.
Note: Many of these links and descriptions come from the fantastic TESOL EVO Podcasting in ELT session.