Jul 22

06- Early podcaster and author of podcast book- Rob Walch

One of the first entrepreneurs and podcasters, as well as an early adopter for content creation and content production is Rob Walch, the current Vice-President of Podcaster Relations for Libsyn, known as one of the most popular media hosting companies.

But Rob is much more than just a podcaster. He is also a book author, as well as an app developer for the iOS platform, and a representative of Libsyn at Podcasting and New Media events. In fact, in some circles (and in google.com), Rob has been described as one of the five (5) most influential people in podcasting.

In addition to co-hosting the official Libsyn podcast called The Feed, as well as hosting his own www.podcast411.com podcast show, Rob has also co-authored a book for podcasters in 2006-2007, which was called Tricks of the Podcasting Masters.

Rob Walch as an early podcaster — podcast411

Rob was one of the very first podcasters who had the marketing expertise, promotional ability and technical skills to create, promote and support podcasting. He was known as the “man who could dissect an RSS feed,” as he quickly got the reputation of technical wizard for making a podcast show work via the internals of a podcast feed.

Very early on, Rob Walch has his own podcast show called podcast411, which he likes to call “Inside the Podcasters’ studio” (similar to the television show about Actors and Directors). On the web site for this show, Rob also provided 2 elements to support the podcasting Industry and community:

– A Directory of Podcasting Directories; and

– A tutorial that provides the novice with a course that teaches the basic elements of How to Podcast, called The Podcast 101 Tutorial on Audio Podcasting.

In the early days of podcasting, Rob was a co-host on the podcast show called Today in Podcasting (along with Dave Jackson, Gary Leland and Paul Colligan). This was the first show that gave a weekly account of the current events, personalities, events and happenings in the podosphere.

podcasts411 web site

Today, Rob currently supports the Podcast Industry and community on various blogs and social network sites that support podcasters. He also represents podcasters, in general, at the New Media events while working for Libsyn.

Rob Walch — perspectives of the Podcasting Industry

With the upcoming release of iOS V8 for the iOS devices (which includes the iPhone(R), the iPad(R) and iPod Touch(R), Rob is promoting and encouraging current podcasters to take their business to the next level by creating a mobile app for their podcast. The new iOS release will spur a growth in podcasting, since the podcast app will be native to the systems and cannot be deleted, Rob encourages. And thus, millions of new podcast listeners will come into the podosphere.

Of course, Libsyn provides this capability to its customers who qualify. For the details and steps and processes, you can send an email directly to Rob to ask for the document explaining the process at:

Rob@Libysn.com.

As you will hear in this audio episode, Rob mentions that the future of podcasting is going mobile and that an app presence in all the app stores and marketplaces for all Apple and Android, etc.., platforms is critical.

By the way, he predicted this five years ago when he created and promoted his own app called Tii (This Week in iOs, which was previously know since 2007 as This Week in iPhone). Thus, Rob leads the way by example in this regard for the trend in the Podcasting Industry.

Rob has an advantage in seeing the Podcasting Industry in a different light, as he reviews the statistics for the Libsyn-hosted apps and podcasts. He can, therefore, bring analytics to a more relevant and swift conclusion to give us a “heads-up” of the state of podcast consumption.

Rob will also be a speaker at the Podcast Movement conference in Dallas, Texas in 2014. This is not new for him, for he has attended and been a guest speaker at every podcasting event, business show, Podcamp and conference since 2005.

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Select this link to listen to this audio episode of PodcastReporter.com.

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Contact information for Rob Walch:

– email:  Rob@libsyn.com

– personal web site:  www.podcast411.com

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Jul 17

05- The “Podcast Pickle” publishes since 2004- Gary Leland

Sometimes the Entrepreneur who takes the risk and enters a new area as an early entrant or early adopter becomes successful in the new environment.

Such is the history of Baby Boomer Gary Leland, an Entrepreneur who made his mark in the Retail environment with a “brick-and-mortar” store — and has also seen success in the tech environment via podcasting, video and information marketing.

Podcast Pickle

You will also notice that Gary is not a perfectionist when it comes to editing his podcasts. And, thus, to honor him in this regard, we have delivered to you the UNEDITED interview from beginning to end. (Thanks, Gary!)

An early podcaster since 2004 — “TODAY IN PODCASTING”

 As you will hear in this audio episode, Gary entered the podcasting environment in 2004. His first podcasts dealt with the sports arena, in particular girls’ fast-pitch softball. This was natural, as his business also sold equipment for that environment to the public.

Gary then had a podcast called Podcast Pickle. In addition, he created a directory of podcasts, which he also named Podcast Pickle. In fact, in the spirit of fun and humor and enjoyment for various podcast events, Gary created a comic life-sized character called THE PODCAST PICKLE, and this character appeared at different Podcamps, Podcast and Portable Media Expos, and other venues.

However, Gary was the ringleader of creating a show called Today in Podcasting. This was a panel of 4 podcasters that included also Rob Walch from podcast411, Dave Jackson of The School of Podcasting, and Paul Colligan with his Podcast Tools podcast, as well as Marketing Online Live. This podcast show started in February of 2006 and continued to late 2011.

Gary was presenting at different events — from the Podcast and New Media Expos, NMX, South-by-SouthWest (SXSW), Podcamps, etc. In fact, he was a pioneer for Second Life, the virtual world that was very popular in 2007-2008. Gary was the owner of Podcast Island, which was monetized profitably by Gary.

And now, Gary is in the process of launching a new podcast show called The Gary Leland show. The targeted community for this show would be entrepreneurs who sell tangible products that would be shipped to customers anywhere. This may seem strange, but this audience does NOT include small business owners who want an electronic or online business.

 

A current co-initiator of Podcast Events — Podcast Movement

One objective that Gary has is to bring back the excitement, fun, community and education that existed in 2005 through 2008 in the original Podcast Expos. And thus, he was one of the four founders of the new event starting in 2014 called Podcast Movement.

In addition to his electronic magazine / app called Podertainment, as well as his podcasts, Gary has been active as one of the participant founders of the Podcast Conference called Podcast Movement. This was designed to be an event specifically for Podcasters (unlike the New Media Expo, which also includes bloggers, video producer and content creators).

Created as a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign, it was successful in raising the basic target amount to fund the event within the targeted due date.

 Industry Perspectives from the “Podcast Pickle” — aka “P-Dilly”

 As you will hear in this podcast episode, Gary sees podcasting as a strong community in its second revival, especially due to Apple’s including the Podcast app in its iOS8 operation system. However, he does not feel that it is yet an “industry.” As he said, though, it appears very close to becoming one.

Gary’s perspectives deal with the upcoming and current new technologies as key for the direction of podcasting. One case-in-point is his own electronic magazine called Podertainment for any iOS device.

With the growth of the audience by sheer investigation of the podcast app, and also with the growing number of people and entrepreneurs entering the podosphere as podcasters who will be publishing their content, it is a bright future for those enveloped in podcasting.

 

Electronic Magazine for the Podcast Community – Podertainment

At the annual event, New Media Expo, Gary Leland now announced the launch of his latest venture into a different business — the Electronic Magazine business. It is called Podertainment at www.podertainment.com.

PodertainmentAs we mentioned, he was an early adopter in Podcasting — and he learned how to monetize that with a couple of shows that he created, as well as being one of the first to create a Podcast Directory (aka “Podcast Pickle”). This shows his never-ending sense of humor, and so he will always remain for us with his nicknames of “P-dilly” and “Podcast Pickle.”

In addition, he moved into video and has over 200 episodes of Softball video. He also entered the virtual world of Second Life several years ago and had a fun run with Podcast Island, with a fair ROI.

 Contact information and electronic properties for Gary Leland

You can find out more about Gary Leland and his info properties at:

email:  GaryLeland@gmail.com
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His electronic magazine for the Podcasting community and Industry is at
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His fastpitch video shows are at Fastpitch.TV
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Have you seen his new Softball Magazine Fastpitch Magazine for the iPad??
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His networks of sporting goods websites SportJunk.com
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You can visit PodcastPickle.com for a great selection of podcasts.
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You can visit his wallpaper & decorating store at LelandsWallpaper.com

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Select this link to listen to the audio episode number 5 of Podcast Reporter with Gary Leland.

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