The response to the Rock and Roll Report Podcast has been fantastic from both listeners, bands and indie labels and it definitely has been encouraging and satisfying that people are making space on their MP3 players for a blast of what I consider to be primo rock and roll from unsigned and indie label bands. For that I thank you all. Some listeners (or potential listeners) have been having issues though with either what a podcast is or how exactly you listen to it so I thought I would give you a little primer on the many ways you can enjoy the Rock and Roll Report Podcast. And by the way, the next podcast will be out on December 19th, 2007.
What is a Podcast?
A podcast is simply a downloadable MP3 file containing numerous types of entertainment similar to a radio show. The cool thing about podcasts are that you are in control so you can listen to them whenever and wherever you choose on anything from your MP3 player to your phone to your computer and on to your stereo if it is so equipped. There are also great video podcasts that operate in the same way as their audio counterpart.
Listening to the Rock and Roll Report Podcast
You can listen to the podcast in a number of ways.
1. Probably the easiest way is to click on the brown “play” button at the top of the show notes for each episode. Clicking on this button will allow you to listen to the complete podcast streaming right from the The Rock and Roll Report. This is a Flash player so if you don’t see it on your screen there could be a problem with your Flash installation.
2. Download the MP3 file yourself. If you right-click on the “Audio MP3” graphic or “Download” link right bellow the Flash player you can save the whole podcast to your hard drive.
3. Subscribe in iTunes. By far the most convenient method is to subscribe to the podcast since once you have done so you will never need to worry about missing a show. I recommend using iTunes because it features by far the most podcast listings on the Net and it is drop dead easy to use to manage your music. You can use the link below to subscribe to the Rock and Roll Report Podcast in iTunes.
4. Subscribe using another “podcatcher” program. If you don’t want to use iTunes you can use a program like Juice Reciever to subscribe to the podcast. Simply copy and paste this RSS feed into the appropriate place in the software and voila, you are done.
If you have any problems listening to the podcast please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do what I can to help you out.
Thanks for listening!