Sunday, November 2, 2008

Self-Empowerment Podcasts

Recently in class, we have been discussing and working on podcasts. Personally, I have never been really into the whole podcast thing, so, I decided to do some research and check out what was out there. There seems to be podcasts that focus on everything out there...from technical gadgets to art history and environmental affairs.

Being the podcast newbie that I am, I was astounded to see just how many classification and types of podcasts there are. One of the best resources I came across was Personal Life Media (PLM). PLM is a publisher of "lifestyle podcasts" which are made for people that are, according to a report I found, on the "leading edge of culture." Recently, PLM announced that ten new shows have debuted or joined their network, which brings a total to 35 weekly audio shows and one daily vidcast with their companion blogs." The site launched 18 months ago, and has continously grown in popularity. According to their reports, " in addition to more than doubling the content offering since launch, web traffic has increased 128% for the year, 1,000 episodes have been produced with nearly 600 guests resulting in more than six million downloads. The free multi-show podcast player widget launched September 2008 received nearly 500,000 page views in its first month and is utilized by myriad podcasters on and off the PLM network." Four of their shows are even now finalists in the upcoming Podcasts Awards, and all of their shows can be found in iTunes.

Family History: Genealogy Made Easy.

As for the 10 new shows, they range in topic to better serve their wide variety of listeners:

If you didn't find any of those interesting, or exactly your taste, check out Personal Life Media site, because with about 35+ uploads a week, you might find something worth subscribing to!

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