Listen to Serial, a Riveting New Podcast from the This American Life

This fall's best new podcast is called Serial and it's the first podcast series I've ever listened to that can objectively be described as suspenseful. It's a WBEZ production, and it's basically like This American Life if TAL went in super-deep on one story. Which makes sense, because it's the same staff working in a… » 10/05/14 7:00pm 10/05/14 7:00pm

Podcasts: Where to Start, What to Listen To, and How to Do It Yourself

Podcasting has long since broken out of the niche corners of the internet. If you haven't gotten into it yet, it's time to. Here's what you need to know to get started not just enjoying the vast selection of content available online, but to create your very own show as well. Internet stardom is just a few clicks away. » 8/09/14 12:00pm 8/09/14 12:00pm

Stephen Fry Expands his Online Life with "Podgrams"

Gadget-loving actor Stephen Fry has added podcasting to his digital repertoire, though in quintessential Fry style he's dubbing them "podgrams." Issue one is out on his site now, detailing his recent arm-breaking disaster. We hope it heals soon Stephen, so that in future podgrams we can hear more of your thoughts on… » 2/20/08 6:18am 2/20/08 6:18am

Coolness Roundup on Sirius: Talking EV-DO and More

The weekly version of Coolness Roundup takes to the airwaves on Sirius Satellite Radio again tonight, where Stephen Schleicher of Major Spoilers and Gizmodo's Charlie White talk about that world-changing EV-DO. This connectivity-everywhere technology lets you use your laptop or cellphone to hook up to the Internet… » 1/18/07 2:00pm 1/18/07 2:00pm

BlogTalkRadio: Live Talk Podcasting is Here

One of the weaknesses of podcasts has now been eliminated with BlogTalkRadio, a hosting service that lets podcasters broadcast live over the Interwebs, accepting live callers or instant messages while on the air. The talk service allows podcasters to have up to five people (including the host) on a phone line at once,… » 7/25/06 12:18pm 7/25/06 12:18pm

Pod2Mob - A Little Hunk of Code that Makes Your Mobile a Podcasting…

Not massively compelling but a nice little hack. Pod2Mob has created a system for turning podcasts to files that are playable through a mobile applet on almost any phone. Considering most phones have pretty crappy audio playback and no one in the US listens to music on their phones—yet—it's a great way to become an… » 8/22/05 8:05pm 8/22/05 8:05pm