Are you still wondering what this podcasting thing is all about? Podcasting is essentially radio on your own terms – what you want, when you want it. Forget traditional programming schedules and listen to the ideas, music, and funny thinking of a new generation of audio personalities – on the MP3 player of your choice. More about the Podcasting Boot Camp here.

Podcasts are radio-style shows — some from major media, others from passionate individuals — delivered over the Internet to your computer. Unlike streaming audio, which requires you to listen in real time, podcasting lets you control how and when you hear your favorite shows.


Here are four great examples:



Podcasting Boot Camp Promo – www.barefootradio.com/davinci/pcbcpodcast.mp3

Pod City Radio – www.podcityradio.us/

Coverville – www.coverville.com

BixWire Blogging Panel – http://blog.contentious.com/audio/bizwire-panel.mp3



Make plans to join us for this cutting edge event. The people you meet will change your life.



EVENT: Podcasting Boot Camp

DATE: July 21, 2005

TIMES: 8:30 – 4:00 am

WEBSITE: www.davinciinstitute.com/page.php?ID=105


LOCATION: DeVry University, 1870 W. 122nd Avenue, Westminster, CO 80234

CLASSROOM: 300

INSTRUCTORS: Amy Gahran, Brian Ibbott, Larry Nelson, Frank Eriksen, Douglas Fasching, Paul Saurini, Dale Roush, Dave Taylor, and Thomas Frey

COST: $149 – ($99 for DaVinci Institute Members)

COMBO PACKAGE: Membership combined with the Podcasting Boot Camp: $199

PHONE: 303-666-4133



Podcasts, only a year old, are online audio shows created by amateurs and professionals and sent automatically to digital music players. That’s the simple explanation. The reality is that podcasting is on the verge of shaking up traditional radio much the same way blogging has affected traditional print media.



On June 28th Apple Computer Inc. introduced a version of its iTunes music software that includes a directory making it easier to find and listen to podcasts. While many podcasts are produced by individuals, on a range of quirky subjects, it hasn’t always been easy finding the thousands of available programs.




Brian Ibbott who runs the nationally ranked Coverville Podcast (www.coverville.com) will be one of the featured speakers. “I grew up here in Denver listening to radio constantly,” says Ibbott, who works for a Denver-area software firm. “On all the old stations the DJs sounded like they were having such a good time that I decided to turn my hobby into a great little business.”



Frank Eriksen, who DJ’d at Boulder’s KBCO for about three years and now runs Pod City Radio (www.podcityradio.com), will be another featured speaker. “I think the future of Podcasting lies in the imagination of the Podcasters. One unique idea can springboard an entire concept into becoming a household word.




Douglas Fasching has organized the Denver Area Podcasters group and produces I’m Not Dustin (www.iamnotdustin.com). “I am just old enough to remember party lines on our home phone. I love that I can pick up my MP3 player and listen to the world speaking,” says Fasching. “I love having a conversation with the world.”



Other speaker included in the event will be Amy Gahran (blog.contentious.com), Larry Nelson (www.w3w3.com), Paul Saurini (www.barefootradio.com), Dale Roush (www.dogwatchsocialclub.com), and Dave Taylor (www.intuitive.com/blog).



More about the Podcasting Boot Camp here.