Soon everyone will be a Podcaster…

According to Murderous Maths, when Elvis Presley died in 1977, it’s estimated there were about 170 people impersonating him. This number grew and grew and in the year 2,000 it was estimated there were about 85,000 Elvis impersonators. And in 2043 that number is projected to be 9,447,645,907 ,which is roughly the projected poulation of the Earth.

There’s been a big increase in celebrities creating (or planning on creating) podcasts in the last few weeks.  Ralf Little, Susan Calman and David Tennant in just the last week.

When podcasting first started in 2004 there were very few UK podcasters. Rowley Cutler did Dark Compass, Richard Vobes did the Vobes Show and Green Gragon (aka Martin Devaughn) did Bytesize Bonus.  The first podcasts I heard were Tane Piper’s Tripcast Radio and Phil Coyne’s Bitjobs for the Masses, which inspired me to start PC Podcast.  Thankfully Rowley and I are still around, and we were both part of the podcast “revolution” that Podshow|Mevio were going to mastermind, but which eventually closed, along with the Podsafe Music Network.

After, what I consider to be a “low” period (2011 – 2016) when a lot of podcasting resources and podcasts closed down, leaving only the real enthusiasts|technicians to keep plodding away, we do seem to have a new resurgance.

I’m not expecting this resurgance to mean everyone will be a Podcaster and an Elvis Impersonator, as that would be some repetative content, but lets hope this new wave will be interesting!

Soon everyone will be a Podcaster…2019-02-10T13:53:46+00:00

Meet the new boss…

My time as holder of the Personality category in the European Podcast Awards has gracefully now come to an end. The 2011 award winners were announced this morning and the awards for the categories go to…

  • Blick über den Tellerrand (See The Bigger Picture) won the German National and the European Business Category.
  • Answer Me This! Conratulations! You’ve won the UK National and the European Professional Category.
  • Esta peli ya la he visto (This Movie I saw) Conratulations! You’ve won the Spanish National and the European Personality Category.
  • The Faroe Islands Podcast Conratulations! You’ve won the Danish National and the European Non-Profit Category.

Really great news for all concerned. Over 1million votes cast this year, which just goes to show podcasts are clearly still as important as they ever were.

And there was a fantastic showing from our old friend, Rowley Cutler from Dark Compass, DCMS, Made In The UK and AMP, who won the UK National award for Personality Category, for the Dark Compass Podcast.

I’m going to try and hook-up with Rowley for a chat this evening, which will go into this week’s PC Podcast.

Meet the new boss…2016-10-14T09:27:13+00:00

How the East Was Won

Secret Archives of the Vatican Podcast 15 - How the East Was WonThere’s a (thankfully short) interview with myself and Rowley Cutler from Dark Compass over on Podcast 15 from Secret Archives. I say, thankfully short, because interviews recorded on #podcrawl day may appear more intelligent than they actually were (or is that the other way around?).

Oh, and there’s some damn fine music as well. Get there soon before I start pilfering it for my podcasts!

How the East Was Won2018-04-20T12:47:10+00:00