On Thursday, June 18, 2009, one of my favorite podcasts, Buzz Out Loud from CNet, had it’s 1000th episode. For those of you who don’t know, Buzz Out Loud is a technology podcast produced Monday to Friday. It offers a laid back look at the Tech news from the last 24 hours. What makes Buzz Out Loud different from a regular news show is that the show is less news focused and more host focused. the hosts enjoy doing it, and they really do have fun. So to Host Tom Merritt, Producer Jason Howell, and a rotating cast of co-hosts including Molly Wood, Natali Del Conte, Brian Cooley, Rafe Needelmem, and Brian Tong, congratulations, and I look forward to the next 1000. Embedded is the video for the 1000th episode.
For those of you who don’t know what a podcast is, it is very similar to radio. It is the production of an audio or video file which is distributed over the internet for people to watch or listen to, and can be based on any topic. From regular news, to technology, to music, to movies, if you are looking for information on a specific topic, chances are there is a podcast about it. CNet.com produces many tech related podcasts, which can be found here. And many of it’s show can be found on CNet TV. Leo Laporte runs the TWiT network at twit.tv, and has topical podcasts relating to tech, as well as various other topics. Podcasts have changed the way I consume media, and are a growing business that is only getting bigger.
Again, Congratulations to Buzz Out Loud, a pioneer in an industry. The last 4 years have seen enormous growth, and I can’t wait to see what the next 4 bring.