Web Browser: Podcasting sites

If you want to be a part of the podcasting revolution currently sweeping the globe then check out our round-up of the latest and greatest international and regional podcasting sites. It’s only a matter of time before you become a broadcasting guru...

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By  Matthew Wade Published  November 1, 2005

|~||~||~|If you want to be a part of the podcasting revolution currently sweeping the globe then check out our round-up of the latest and greatest international and regional podcasting sites. With our help, it really is only a matter of time before you become a broadcasting guru...||**||www.podcastingnews.com|~|Podcastnews.jpg|~||~|With a range of categories including entertainment, arts, science and news, Podcastingnews.com is your one-stop-shop for the latest and greatest podcasts. Despite the wealth of info available, the site is easy to navigate with podcasts arranged via topic. The site also shows off the 100 most recent podcasts and most downloads include the web team’s review. Besides letting you to listen to podcasts, the site also contains loads of video podcasts, news, and the very latest podcasting gear. ||**||www.ipodder.org|~|ipodder.jpg|~||~|Ipodder.org is a directory of global podcasts. The site also includes the popular iPodder aggregator, which is an app that lets you download podcasts directly to your iPod or MP3 player. However, iPodder.org differs from some other sites by offering a de-centralised directory listing of podcast feeds. This means anyone can contribute to or maintain a local podcast directory, which the site hopes will encourage podcast communities to spring up. ||**|| www.podcastalley.com|~|podalley.jpg|~||~|Do you want the five latest podcasts around or do you want the month’s top 10? If you answered yes to either, then Podcast-alley.com is for you The site offers over 7,000 global podcasts and also features a handy search engine to track down podcasts of interest to you. The site is well designed and also features a nifty online forum, where you can chitchat with fellow podcasters. To show you're a full-fledged podcasting geek, you can even get your very own Podcaster t-shirt! ||**|| www.bbc.co.uk|~|bbcpodcast.jpg|~||~|What does the UK's biggest news institution do when it has its own TV channels and radio channels? Why, it invades the internet of course by offering podcast versions of some of its own shows and programmes. Though currently in trial phase, the site offers podcasts on topics varying from music and movies to sports and business. BBC.co.uk could well be laying the groundwork for other radio and TV networks to join in on the podcasting craze and should you get stuck, the site also has a hugely useful FAQ section covering the ins and outs of podcasting. ||**|| www.ameinfo.com|~|ameinfo.jpg|~||~|If regional news and technology concerns you, Ameinfo.com is the site for you. Taking up a wholly business perspective on issues in the Middle East, the site offers podcasts covering everything from car launches to stocks, property, and much much more. Should you find this wealth of information too much to take in all at once, you can queue up a list of podcasts that you can later listen to at your leisure. You can also add your own feed to the site, should you have your own unique perspective on a particular topic. ||**||www.7days.ae|~|7days.jpg|~||~|Do you wish you could listen to more personalised and region-friendly news on the run? Well, wish no more. UAE based newspaper 7days has a web site, which contains a wide variety of podcasts of the show Viewpoint. This topical weekly radio show lets citizens around the UAE speak their minds about burning issues in the region. The site lets you listen and subscribe to the show, which focuses on topics such as cost of living, health, entertainment, travel, sports and fashion. Overall, a great tool for those interested in moving to the UAE or already here. ||**||www.360east.com|~|360east.jpg|~||~|For podcasts concerning branding, design, architecture, media and technology in the region, 360east.com is the site for you. Run by a Jordanian newspaper columnist, the site features podcasts that take a unique perspective on issues affecting the Arab world. The eccentric podcaster has also taken podcasting to the next level, airing broadcasts from the comfort of his own car. The site also hosts various blogs and posts responses to previously aired podcasts. ||**||www.podshow.com|~|podschow2.jpg|~||~|Podshow.com is a comprehensive source for aspiring podcast producers. It shows you how to produce and promote your own podcast, and even shows you how to make a profit on your crafty creation. The site also features the 'PodSquad', which is a group of chosen podcasters from different genres of podcasting such as technology, news, music and sports. This squad aims to give first-time podcasters a better understanding of what podcasting is and the kind of content available online. ||**||

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