Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 ∞
Sorbocast 2 - Independent Podcasters Network — This week is a Sorbocast episode, the podcast dedicated to Kevin Sorbo. Sorbo is the star of the movies Hercules and Andromeda. Unfamiliar with Sorbo? You will literally know everything you need to know about Kevin Sorbo after listening to this episode.
Tony Award Winning Episode with Matthew Potter - Potter and Pals — Davin starts out this episode sounding really sad which makes his jokes all the more powerful. Referencing punching a desk over Starcraft 2? That never gets old. Add a Fiery to your Tony.
Slight Night - Pre-Recorded Late Night — Jay an Scott judge movies based on posters and Jen Bokoff has a product that will change your life.
Whillin’ Man - Established Image — When you listen to this interview with sculptor, Lonnie Jones, make sure you check out the links in the show notes. This man can make some impressive spooky heads!
Significant OtherCast - Jessica Natalie Ultimate Podcast Show — Who will win the worst anus contest? But it’s not all butts with these two. (Sorry.) Jessica and Natalie are joined by the men they love to talk about Daniel Day Lewis and bottomless steak.
Entertaining - A Nerd of Advice — Hosting a party? (Send my invite to firstname.lastname@example.org!) Learn how to host and entertian properly from people who, what I can only assume, are professionals.
It’s Just Buttons - There You Are — A very special episode of There You Are this week: clips left on the cutting room floor. This isn’t the same kind of “cutting room floor clips” your annoying college roommate kept going on and on about, these are good!
Traveling with Kate Laishley - Flee The Scene — Freshly added to Fire Casting, the boys from Flee The Scene talk to Kate about a ride on a mischevi-bus. (Sorry.)
Episode 15 - Ask a Canadian — I think this is one of two podcasts on Fire Casting featuring a tortured Canadian on a game show. Most travel agents are recommending this episode for people vacationing to Canada in the winter months.
Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 ∞
- Fire Casting is 100% iOS compatible. This means you can use any part of the Fire Casting buffalo on your iPhone and iPad. Visit the site’s homepage and tap on the action button (square with an arrow coming out of it) and then tap on Add to Home Screen. (There is even a neat icon!)
- When you are done listening to an episode of a podcast, under the show notes there are links to take you the next or previous episode.
- Even if you are importing your podcast from an existing RSS feed you can add episodes manually to Fire Casting.
- When adding an episode, if you put in a date that is in the future, Fire Casting will not release that episode until it is that day.
- If Fire Casting is generating the RSS feed for your podcast you can take that feed and put it in FeedBurner or submit the RSS url to the iTunes podcasting directory.
Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 ∞
I am proud to announce the launch of Fire Casting. This is going to be an amazing first step towards helping podcasters. What is there to show for this launch?
An Incredible Directory
I have worked with some amazing podcasters to be a part of Fire Casting on day one. Of the 11 podcasts we are featuring today, here are some you will love.
Are you a podcaster? We would love to add your podcast. Just send an email to email@example.com.
Already Podcasting? — Fire Casting does automatic syndication. No need to ever manually enter a new episode on Fire Casting when you are already podcasting. Give us your RSS feed and we will do the rest. You can, however, add exclusive episodes to your show just for Fire Casting visitors.
Short URLs — Every address on Fire Casting is made to be short, but you can make it even shorter. Just change the domain from firecasting.com to fcst.co for an instant short URL.
Forums — Need help recording your next show? Want to discuss an episode of a show? Just use the Fire Casting forums.
More great features are in the work, I promise. There is a stack of index cards to prove it. There is a lot to be done to make podcasting easier for people who do not want to sit around and learn XML and pay for expensive servers.
How You Can Support Fire Casting
We are looking for how-tos for the help section. If you are proficient with a certain application or know of a neat trick, we would love to feature it, just send an email. You can also support Fire Casting by joining the forums and following @FireCasting on Twitter. If you like what is trying to be done here, please tell your friends.
So go ahead, check out Fire Casting. Like it? Hate it? Have a question? Tell me.