Community Podcast directory?

Dave Winer linked over to a Canadian podcast directory. That’s very cool. He asks whether there’s interest in a community podcast directory. I’m interested. I’d like to work on that with other people and I won’t just link to cool PodTech.net stuff, either. It’s bigger than one person, or one company, too.

It’s too hard to find good podcasts. I know, I’m actively looking for them and it’s really hard. There’s a lot of them out there and you can only listen to one or two a day (I have more time than that, but the average person won’t).

One thing I’m gonna do is do a blog just for Dave where I link to one podcast a day that I think he should listen to. Why? Cause he asked me to. Of course you can suggest stuff to get to Dave (and everyone will get to read that RSS feed too). I’ll listen to anything sent my way and decide whether it’s worthy or not to send along to Dave. Sound interesting? How about I do a feed for you? What would you like me to find for you?

78 thoughts on “Community Podcast directory?

  1. Is there a podcast directory yet? I have found so few good podcasts. I am sure there are many out there, but I do not know of them. They are great to listen to while working.

    Dean said that radio channels will start using podcasts, which makes me wonder if any podcasters have went to radio based on the success of their podcasts?

  2. Is there a podcast directory yet? I have found so few good podcasts. I am sure there are many out there, but I do not know of them. They are great to listen to while working.

    Dean said that radio channels will start using podcasts, which makes me wonder if any podcasters have went to radio based on the success of their podcasts?

  3. Community Podcast? Podcasts are all getting so more and more popular these days yet a decent one can be hard to find. Good Find!

  4. Community Podcast? Podcasts are all getting so more and more popular these days yet a decent one can be hard to find. Good Find!

  5. Yes, who can say which podcast is better. Surely this depends upon the listener. A niche community is better qualified to rate podcasts in their own niche, but even so there will be divergent opinions, even amongst their own.

    Once the technical aspects of the podcast meet a quality standard, it comes down to the market itself, although the record industry has proven that promotion has a wide effect in the popularity and hence audience of a particular media product.

    What we are perhaps looking for is that rare gem, that no-one has cottoned on to yet. To that end, the opinion leader becomes a vital conduit in getting it exposure.

    There is currently a vacuum for this role which I am sure will be filled. A new medium does not mean it won’t follow the same basic laws.

    A community may pass on the news about a podcast but an opinion leader will start the ball rolling.

    Just my two cents on the topic at hand.

  6. Yes, who can say which podcast is better. Surely this depends upon the listener. A niche community is better qualified to rate podcasts in their own niche, but even so there will be divergent opinions, even amongst their own.

    Once the technical aspects of the podcast meet a quality standard, it comes down to the market itself, although the record industry has proven that promotion has a wide effect in the popularity and hence audience of a particular media product.

    What we are perhaps looking for is that rare gem, that no-one has cottoned on to yet. To that end, the opinion leader becomes a vital conduit in getting it exposure.

    There is currently a vacuum for this role which I am sure will be filled. A new medium does not mean it won’t follow the same basic laws.

    A community may pass on the news about a podcast but an opinion leader will start the ball rolling.

    Just my two cents on the topic at hand.

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