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Monday, May 22, 2006

Casting Pods

So I finally bit the bullet and upgraded the firmware on my PSP to the latest version. The reason that this is such a big deal, is that previously I could load things like emulators onto my PSP and play, for example, Sonic 3 while out on the town. However, I decided that ultimatley I don't actually do a lot of retro gaming on the go, so I can forfeit this feature for the sake of some new ones.

The feature I've aquired that I find the most intreguing to date is the RSS option. Using this new nifty option, you can add RSS "pod"casts (no iPod here) to your PSP on the go - anywhere there's wireless access. I like it, because I've never felt the need to setup synchronisation between my PC and my PDA so I can download podcasts, but when I use my PSP it all just happens in the one place. Simple, easy, and until the radio in my car died yesterday, I would listen on my hour long commute to and from my workplace. How sweet is that? :) The only thing that would top it, is if my car could drive itself and I could watch videocasts on the way to and from work. Now that would be SAHWEETAH!

Anyway, I thought I'd put it out there that if you know any podcasts that deserve a honourable mention, chuck the URL in the comments of this post, and I'll check it out. I'm keen to find new (good, professional sounding, not complete bollocks) content to listen to, and I might as well make the most of having people read my blog on occasion to help me discover it.

Thankyou, and namaste.


Joel Baltaks said...

I've not yet done the podcasting thing, but I listen to radio national a bit and they have alot of their programs podcastable. For something short (3-4 mins) and insightful I recommend the topical Perspective program:

I also listen to the LNL late night live program sometimes, which is an hour. (Good way to kill time while driving). There's tons of other stuff from the abc radio national website.

Tam said...

Yes I like radio national stuff as well. Though I though these might interest you.


Lost official podcast:

Nathan Zamprogno said...

I regularly listen to oodles of podcasts when I'm not listening to other audiobooks. If I had to choose one it would definitely be "The Seanachai", which is utterly, utterly brilliant. Each episode only goes for between 5 and 10 minutes and could be observational, fictional, or surreal. I recommend downloading all the episodes and listening to them in order, as there are a few multi-part stories that require you to get them in the right order to understand them.