podcasts

  • Deezer Buys Stitcher, Adds 35K Talk Radio Shows And Podcasts To Its Music Platform

    Deezer Buys Stitcher, Adds 35K Talk Radio Shows And Podcasts To Its Music Platform

    Deezer, the Paris-based music streaming service that competes against the likes of Spotify and Rdio, is switching up its game in the battle for more differentiation, more users and a higher profile in the U.S. It has acquired Stitcher, the San Francisco-based aggregator of podcasts and talk radio programming. Stitcher has amassed a catalog of 35,000 radio shows and podcasts, including eight… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Back to Mono

    Gillmor Gang: Back to Mono

    The Gillmor Gang — Doc Searls, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — go forward into the past with the Firesign Theatre’s David Ossman. The occasion: Doc Searls’ exploration of the state of radio on our cars’ digital dashboard. The Firesign Theatre transformed the world of comedy records and, along the way, predicted/invented a vision of the future we’re now… Read More

  • Why Marco Arment Built A Podcast App

    Why Marco Arment Built A Podcast App

    Developer Marco Arment isn’t exactly a household name, but that could depend on your household. As a frequent podcaster and writer, he’s taken on a somewhat polarizing role as a commentator on the Apple developer ecosystem. As a developer, he was Tumblr’s first employee and went on to create the still popular Instapaper (now owned by Betaworks) and iPad periodical The… Read More

  • Apple’s Podcasts App For iOS Gets Siri And CarPlay Support

    Apple’s Podcasts App For iOS Gets Siri And CarPlay Support

    An update to Apple’s native Podcasts application for iPhone and iPad brings Siri integration to the app, as well as support for its new CarPlay mode for in-vehicle entertainment systems. You can can now voice command Podcasts, essentially, or interact with it from your in-car interface with your physical or touchscreen console controls. The app update also improves browsing with the… Read More

  • MLB Fan Podcasts Removed From iTunes To Return Shortly

    MLB Fan Podcasts Removed From iTunes To Return Shortly

    Over the last couple of days there’s been a furor in the podcasting community related to the removal of some MLB fan-produced shows being unceremoniously removed. The long and short of it is that there was an error made and that the podcasts should return to iTunes over the next few days. Read More

  • TechCrunch TV Relaunches On iTunes With Video And Audio-Only Podcasts

    TechCrunch TV Relaunches On iTunes With Video And Audio-Only Podcasts

    Pro tip: You can now watch, listen, and subscribe to our TechCrunch TV videos on iTunes. In addition to the video versions, each segment has an audio-only podcast, perfect while driving or working out. A few weeks ago, we quietly relaunched our redesigned iTunes site. After some tweaking, we’re now ready to get the word out. Read More

  • Apple Updates Podcasts App, Adds Custom Stations With iCloud Sync And Fixes Playback Resume Bug

    Apple Updates Podcasts App, Adds Custom Stations With iCloud Sync And Fixes Playback Resume Bug

    Apple has just issued Podcasts version 1.2, which brings a long list of improvements to the iOS app. Among the changes are a new feature that lets users generate their own custom playlists with any podcasts they choose, with auto-updating of new episodes for each. Stations are stored in iCloud and synced across devices, and users can choose to start with either the most recent episode or… Read More

  • Apple Quietly Releases Their Standalone Podcasts App Ahead Of iOS 6

    Apple Quietly Releases Their Standalone Podcasts App Ahead Of iOS 6

    It wasn’t long after the iOS 6 developer beta first started hitting devices that people started noticing something peculiar about its iTunes app — the iTunes U, Audiobooks, and Podcast sections had disappeared. That prompted quite a bit of speculation that each of those content types would get their own standalone app when the update launched, and now Apple has seemingly… Read More

  • Flipboard Expands: Adds Audio From NPR, Public Radio & SoundCloud; Introduces Japanese Version

    Flipboard Expands: Adds Audio From NPR, Public Radio & SoundCloud; Introduces Japanese Version

    Social magazine Flipboard may have to think up a new tagline for itself, as tonight the company is rolling out an update which greatly expands its focus beyond text-based content to also include audio. The rollout features integrations from NPR, PRI (Public Radio International) and social sound platform, SoundCloud. Also of note, Flipboard is launching its third localized edition with the… Read More

  • TC Gadgets Webcast Episode 3: Phones, TVs, and Muscles

    TC Gadgets Webcast Episode 3: Phones, TVs, and Muscles

    This week the lads show off some of the latest gear in their collections including the new Logitech Harmony remote that allows you to surf TV on your iPad. We also talk about the new Kindle coming on Wednesday, Devin’s monastic cell, and the strange jumping muscle spasms that John has been experiencing lately. We also marvel that we’ve been able to do three whole podcasts in as… Read More

  • Our Favorite Things: The World Football Daily Podcast

    As part of our gift guide stuff this year we’re also doing something called “Our Favorite Things.” I think these things can be from all walks of life and not exclusively tech-y. In any event, one of my favorite things is the World Football Daily podcast. I know I’ve mentioned it before in passing, but I guess this is my opportunity to say why it’s one of my… Read More

  • Believe and you'll achieve: British Army launches get-fit podcast. Clearly Hulk Hogan uses it.

    Absolutely brilliant. The British Army has produced a series of podcasts (hence the story’s appearance here) designed to get you, the average loaf-about, into tip-top shape. Let’s give ‘em a listen, shall we? Read More

  • The HourTime Podcast talks about the Golden Hand watch awards


    http://www.mevio.com/widgets/mwm/MevioWM.swf Here’s another episode of my little side project, the HourTime Podcast. This time we talk about a $500K sports watch and the history of timekeeping and some of your favorite brands. Hope you’re enjoying this and we’d love some feedback. Read More

  • My new watch podcast

    http://ui.mevio.com/widgets/mwm/MevioWM.swf?r=34836 This might be a little too nerdy for you guys, but Ariel Adams of ABlogToRead and I just started a weekly watch podcast. Give it a listen and let us know what you think. Read More

  • Hot new Zune Social features unleashed

    So, just a quick heads up for the Zune fans in the crowd. You can now stream audio podcasts directly from Zune.net/Zune Social from your browser. Exciting, I know. But they’re claiming the largest catalog of podcasts available, so that’s a plus for them. And if you’re active on the Zune Forums then you can subscribe to specific topics and have them pop up in your RSS feed. Read More

  • Latest ‘blizzcast’ reveals other planned Hero Classes for Wrath of the Lich King

    Blizzard released one of its infrequent podcasts (or, “blizzcasts”) at the weekend wherein several people involved with the creation of Wrath of the Lich King discussed the game, its development, the reception to it, etc. The podcast is only about 40 minutes long, so it’s not like it’s a huge time commitment. Read More

  • Review: Logitech Squeezebox Boom


    Quick Version: The Logitech Squeezebox Boom is a free-standing network device that can be used to play your complete music library. The setup is surprisingly easy, even if you are connecting it to a wireless network that uses 128-bit encryption. When it comes time to enter your key, simply turn the wheel and click it to enter the digit. My network was found immediately, and Squeezebox… Read More

  • BASF's magical nanocolors

    BASF just put out a podcast about odd nano-tech colorants for various surfaces. Called “mechano optical colors,” they change color when you stretch and pull them. Sure it’s a little shilly, but it’s actually a nice-quality podcast and is just interesting enough to be worth a listen. Read More

  • Two free weeks of XM Satellite Radio for podcasters (and everyone else)

    I completely forgot to mention this the other day: now that XM is in the podcast business, it has started a promotion that gives away two weeks of streaming XM Satellite Radio. Yes, two free weeks of XM, complete with specialty channels like The Virus and that Oprah one. I hear XM is thinking about changing the name of the MLB channel to “Steroids: Everyone uses ‘em.” So… Read More

  • XM Satellite Radio now doing that podcasting thing

    I’m gonna be paying closer attention to satellite radio from now on, not just because the bosses told me to, but because the proposed merger is the defining moment of our times. It’s like the moon landing. XM is now in the podcasting game. The satellite radio company has created several podcasts, many of which are exclusives. Right now, you’ll find podcasts ranging from… Read More