Thursday, January 26, 2006

My Recommendations

One of Mobilcast's coolest features is that the My Podcasts channel is dynamically updated when I listen to a podcast. The geeky term I've used is "dynamic favorites." It means I don't have to go through a bunch of steps on my phone to save a podcast I really liked. Just listen once and it's added to My Podcasts.

Now, the Mobilcast catalog has thousands of podcasts in it, and we make a couple hudred available on the phone catalog at any one time. Admittedly they aren't all great (kind of like online). Some are poor quality, some are too long. But there are a handful that are both useful and interesting and fun. Thought I'd share my recommendations:

CNN News Update - a 4 minute update from CNN that is updated multiple times a day so you can stay updated.

CBS News Wired Magazine - 1-2 minutes of technology news from Wired

NOAA Weather - this is a cool 1 minute or less update from NOAA. Right now it's just for Seattle, but we're working to gather a bunch more cities.

The Onion Radio News - 1 minute daily story from The Onion. What else needs to be said?

Croncast - Kris and Betsy do a fun podcast. It's a little long for regular mobile use, but I do listen to it at my desk weekly.

The Ricky Gervais Show - definitely too long for mobile, but it's so funny that it's worth it. I listen to it at my desk, sometimes walking around downtown.

There are others I check out, but these are on my regular playlist.

Oh, and I know I'm breaking blogging norms by not providing links to each one of these. But the point is for you to listen to them using Mobilcast, not your PC.

No comments:

Post a Comment