Podcasting is exploding and the call for Houston podcasters has gone out. Here is the low-down on how to get involved in this new media – with or without expertise.
What do you need to be a podcaster? Nothing more than a passion to get your voice heard. The best advice is to find something that excites you and “just do it.”
Want to produce your own show? A great place to start is HoustonPodcasting.org – there you will find all the top podcasters in the Houston area. Jump on the forums and get involved. You will find tons of podcasters willing to help you with everything from software/hardware configuration to editing and production.
Want to podcast, but just want to be the ‘talent”? This Week in Houston is still accepting citizen journalist podcasters. Check out the website to find out how you can file news reports via telephone voicemail or your own recorded segments.
Want to be a sports podcaster? Lone Star Gridiron is looking for high school football, college football, and pro football correspondents. The site will soon be expanding to provide coverage at all levels of football in Texas. In addition, their pro feeds are carried at iSportsCaster and they are currently looking for a Houston Texans podcaster.
Where can you go to find good podcasts? Of course you should start by supporting the Houston podcasters, but to really expand your listening head to such great directories as the Yahoo! Podcast Directory, Podcast Pickle, and many many more.