Monday, October 13, 2008

Podcast Decline

Is it just me,or has anyone else noticed the quiet demise of many podcasts? They have either migrated into the video vodcast or you're hearing an on-demand piece of radio that aired previously. Yes, there are some exceptions, like This Week in Tech, but in other sectors there's a lot of podfading going on. Making good audio that engages people in a conversation does take skill.

In others news, I am still amazed there is a 1Worldspace ( wow look at the stock plunge to under a dollar) and that anyone believes that DRM, digital radio below 30 MHz, has a hope of catching on. It seemed rather obvious that the EBU-WorldDMB statement about the future of digital radio did not mention DRM at all.


Anonymous said...

Please name the Podcasts you are referring to?

The come, they go.

Do you have any comments on say Webbalert?, Loaded?,Systm,? Extreme Tech,? Lab Rats?, Techzilla, (weekly-Daily?, DLTV?, Tech5,? other similar.

Harold said...

I only listen to a hand full of podcasts. Mainly DW, Living Planet, RN, Curious Orange to name a few and they are still going strong. I would be curious to know how many downloads per podcast there are. I'll bet the numbers are low.

Jonathan Marks said...

anonymous, I am referring to audio podcasts shifting to video. Many of the webcasts you quote were vodcasts from the start.