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!

By |2019-02-10T13:53:46+00:00February 10th, 2019|PC Podcast (PCP)|Comments Off on Soon everyone will be a Podcaster…

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.

By |2016-10-14T09:27:13+00:00March 15th, 2012|PC Podcast (PCP)|0 Comments

AMP Podcasts – 5 in Top 20

It’s nice to learn that not only did I manage to win an award in the European Podcasting Awards for 2010, but also 4 other members of the Association of Music Podcasting got into the Top 20 as well!  Big up to Justin Wayne, Grant Mason, Peter Clitheroe Rowley Cutler!

1 PC Podcast with Pete Cogle
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5 The Justin Wayne Show – Independent Radio for Independent Music
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12 Three From Leith
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15 Suffolk ‘n’ Cool
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16 The DarkCompass Metal Show
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By |2018-04-20T12:46:35+00:00December 29th, 2010|PC Podcast (PCP)|2 Comments