What’s a Podcast?

So what exactly is a Podcast?

A podcast is the automatic delivery of media (audio, video, PDF, etc) using RSS feeds. A podcatcher (like iTunes, Stitcher, etc.) subscribes to the feed just like you would subscribe to a blog, and delivers the media directly to your computer to play back on the media player of your choosing.

When HHFTT host Tee Morris podcast his epic fantasy novel Morevi in January 2005, he was on the leading edge of this emerging medium. The first of three authors instinctively aware of the opportunities podcasting offered, Tee went on to become one of the authors behind Podcasting for Dummies and one of the founders of Podiobooks.com. He continues to podcast short fiction at the official website of The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences and talks shop with his wife, Pip Ballantine, on The Shared Desk.

Do I need an iPod to listen to a Podcast?

Most people are listening to podcasts through their smartphones (iPhone, Android, etc.) but you can listen on any mobile device, a computer (either on your media player of choice or directly through the blog), or any portable mp3 player.

And yes, you can listen on an iPod, as well.

Does a Podcast cost anything to listen to?

Nope. You can go ahead and subscribe through iTunes or Stitcher (as mentioned above), and listen for free.

Is this Podcast officially endorsed by Bungie, the creators behind Destiny?

Wouldn’t that be cool?

Alas, no. The guys are doing this because they love the game. This is a passion podcast, so kick back and enjoy running with these Guardians.

Now if Bungie wanted to talk to us about endorsements, we’ve got a voicemail line they can reach us at…

Wait—your Podcast has a voicemail line?

And this is how you, fellow guardian, can participate in the show. You can call the show at 703.791.1701 or drop us a line at podcast (at) happyhourfromthetower (dot) com. Listeners can leave us feedback or questions, and we will work them into future episodes. We love hearing from listeners, so reach out to us. You might just hear your own thoughts in a future episode.

What else do I need to know about your Podcast?

Just that it is word-of-mouth, blogposts, social media shares, and reviews on iTunes that keep a podcast popular, so let people know that we are out here.

Thanks for listening!