Podcastall Thoughts

Last night I took part in a live ustream broadcast with Paul Nicholls and about 10 others. It was extremely enjoyable and really hit home how much I loved doing my shoutcast streams a few years ago.

A lot of people have said that podcasters are just wannabe Radio DJs. This might be true, but I know I’d rather be able to talk to a few mates and play some music that I like than be told to choose from a playlist and feign excitement as another mindnumbing competition is announced.

At the end of the show last night, Paul tweeted about getting a few people together on a rota basis to do what he was doing each week.

This got me thinking; we could take the people interested in broadcasting their own shows and create a Ustream channel that has different hosts on each week. It’s nothing groundbreaking, but it would be good to take the live format and use a network of viewers/listeners to get everything out there.

A portion of this was braindumped at 2am this morning, so it might not make too much sense. Just thought I’d get it out there.

4 Replies to “Podcastall Thoughts”

  1. I think it would be great to start a completely new 'channel' on ustream and get as many of our respective audiences to listen in as possible – whilst it was great fun hosting it, I know I would love to be an audience member too. Definitely food for thought mate.

  2. Exactly, a live show does take a lot of planning, especially when things don't go exactly you way you plan 😉

    Going to think properly about this tonight, but it's definitely something we could run with. I wonder who would be up for partaking as a host?

  3. i've been building a system that allows for all of this stuff guys – i've been building it over the last six months. it's called rezpondr and it's a small content producers dream! 🙂

    To see some theme examples, from heavy to lightweight see these.

    http://foov.rezpondr.com
    http://medm.rezpondr.com
    http://gumball.rezpondr.com
    http://sxsw.rezpondr.com

    All examples of themes and different elements we can flesh out. we have built a background system to aggregate feeds and we are busy with the distribution and transcoding elements of it. I had an idea for a similar thing to what you talked about called CASTcamp – that is a livestreaming/video conference all online from different places around the globe with an updater and a switcher for each person to go live on the same page.

    All i can say – it's coming! 😉

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