A few minutes ago, I heard the word “podcast” on broadcast radio for the first time. At the bottom of the hour break, there was a promo for On the Media which referred to this weeks show as “our very first podcast edition.” Time from inception of the term to hearing it on NPR – 4 months. Not bad.

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Dave Slusher is a blogger, podcaster, computer programmer, author, science fiction fan and father. Member of the Podcast Hall of Fame class of 2022.

6 thoughts on “Milestone”

  1. Ross Shaw says:

    And ‘podcast’ as a search term has just gone past 1,000,000 hits on Google

    ‘Results 1 – 10 of about 1,010,000 for podcast. (0.12 seconds)’

  2. Ross Shaw says:

    Podcast has gone past 1,000,000 hits.

    ‘Results 1 – 10 of about 1,010,000 for podcast. (0.05 seconds) ‘

  3. Ken Nelson says:

    Plus, the number of podcasts listed in the iPodderX directory went past 2000.

  4. Jones says:

    My wife and I listen to On The Media every Sunday morning (6-7) and both agree it is the perfect show for NPR to get into podcasting with. It’s a timely show but not necessarily an “up to the miinute” news show. A balanced analysis of the Media in general. Now I’ll be able to listen to it when fully conscious rather than fading in and out of sleep.

  5. Evo Terra says:

    We’ve been mentioning our podcasts on our broadcast show for a month or so. You never know when your PD will decide Sunday needs yet another right-wing political show in the place of your spot. Call it a pre-emptive strike if you will.

  6. Brett Morgan says:

    Is it just me, or is the internet moving things faster and faster? I mean, the increased flexibility of our systems mean that the traditional r&d / manufacture / hype / sales cycle has been parrallelized and that will obviously decrease cycle times. And allowing the people with itches to drive the r&d allows appropriate r&d and product development to be done. But it seems to be more than that. Hmmm. Love the gentle readers by the way. So addicted. 🙂

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