Podcast incorporates clues to $50,000 of hidden treasure

  • Cavalry Audio is working a hidden treasure hunt as a podcast. Buried within the episodes of X Marks the Spot: The Legend of Forrest Fenn lie clues to $50,000 of treasure. The podcast was launched in June; however solely now has the corporate unveiled the existence of the hidden treasure. The present follows the historical past and subsequent controversy surrounding Forrest Fenn, a New Mexico artwork vendor who, in 2010, reportedly buried $2 million in gold someplace within the Rocky Mountains.

  • In a step ahead for podcasters wishing to allow value-for-value streaming, podcast host RSS.com has partnered with Alby to seamlessly energy “boosts” and “boostagrams” with a free lightning pockets for each certainly one of their podcasters, to assist the brand new cost and remark customary. RSS has produced a video displaying the way it works on their platform.

  • Black Podcasts are an “untapped possession alternative”, says Lloyd George, writing for Sounds Worthwhile. “The podcast trade is prepared for extra Black creators, startup founders, and executives.”

  • The Dutch public broadcaster NPO has shared with Podnews the outcomes of some analysis they did on podcast art work. Testing a set of various art work alternate options on greater than 1,000 folks with analysis firm GfK, they found that folks favor: a. with the ability to see the title of the present within the art work, b. to have an picture of the host (which is ‘nearly all the time finest’), and c. {that a} writer emblem on thumbnails is preferable to most individuals. Stijn Roelofs would love to listen to from others who’ve carried out comparable analysis.

  • Acast has teamed up with Wondery to host, monetize and distribute three reveals, translated into Italian for the primary time: Enterprise Wars, Dr. Dying, and nearly inevitably, Bunga, Bunga the story of the previous Italian prime minister (and would-be presidential candidate), Silvio Berlusconi.

  • The Irish Podcast Awards has introduced the inaugural record of nominees. The winners can be introduced on Sept 16 in Dublin.

The primary podcaster?

It’s been nice to listen to from folks about whether or not Robin Williams was the primary podcaster, as we questioned yesterday. Many agree.

We recommended within the article that it wasn’t an computerized obtain. Man Story, who led Audible’s know-how on the time, corrects us: “It was potential to get computerized obtain of subscription content material, such because the Robin Williams program. In case your Audible MobilePlayer was sitting in its dock, the Audible desktop software program would obtain the brand new episode and switch it to the machine. No RSS but, however nonetheless fairly nice.” (Appears like a podcast to us!)

Some, just like the Argentinian podcast En Caso De Que El Mundo Se Desintegre, recommend that they may have been the primary podcast, delivered utilizing the Channel Definition Format inside Microsoft Web Explorer 4 in 1999. (Our take: sure, however the CDF specification didn’t seem to have an idea of audio, the consumer interface wasn’t for audio, and there was no interface for downloading and transferral to a transportable participant.)

Others recommend that they posted RealAudio recordsdata to stream on their web sites, or MP3s to obtain. San Francisco’s Edward Champion pointed us in the direction of Pirate Jack’s reveals, together with his stuff, and this stunning web site for The White Noise Radio Theatre. Rob Greenlee was doing comparable. (Our take: sure, however with out software program to obtain and switch the reveals to a transportable participant, is {that a} podcast, or simply on-demand audio?)

What’s clear: the primary “audio referenced by an enclosure tag in an RSS feed”, later often called a podcast, was Christopher Lydon, on Jul 9, 2003.

However, though he wasn’t utilizing RSS, Williams’s description of what he was doing is, undoubtedly, what we’d name a podcast at present: producing a present that you would routinely obtain and switch onto your moveable participant.

A lot of our readers really feel warmly in the direction of Robin Williams; and there are not any proper or unsuitable solutions right here. It’s been a pleasure to indicate just a bit of the historical past of our medium.


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