The Brief History of Podcast Recording: Then vs. Now
Ah, I remember it like it was yesterday.
It’s the early 2000s and people are all still getting over the fact that the Y2K bug didn’t reset all of the world’s computers (yes, people did actually believe this). A quick Google search will yield a few hits on the term ‘podcasting’, but it hasn’t really caught on yet. Walkman’s are going the way of the dinosaur and the first wave of trendy iPod commercials have just hit the airwaves in style.
Podcasting exists, but it isn’t as big as radio. In 2005, iTunes introduced native support for podcasts, but no one was really thinking about them, especially since the smartphone explosion hadn’t happened yet. The Oxford American dictionary also made ‘podcast’ a word that same year.
In 2010, there were a few big podcasting directories on the scene, and smartphones allowed people to access podcasts on their phones. Podcast recording began to hit the scene! This was a great time to get into podcasting, but it was still considered a “niche” audience by most.
The “Now”: Podcasting Made Simple & Easy With TalkShoe
It hasn’t been long since the birth of podcasting, but it has come a long, long way. Now there are many podcasting directories out there that allow podcast recording for the masses. iTunes has grown to become the king of podcast directories, and podcasting has become a household term.
Being a professional podcaster is still difficult, but it is more possible now than ever before. Plus, you don’t have to turn to a dictionary to tell people what podcasting is anymore. There are currently so many different podcasts on so many different topics that saying that you “like podcasting” is as vague as saying that you “enjoy television”.
Why You Should Create A Podcast With TalkShoe
I’m sure that a lot of podcasters entertain the notion that they should have started earlier, when podcasting wasn’t as well-known. Well, TalkShoe has been around since 2004, so trust us when we say that now is the perfect time to get podcasting.
As you’ve just learned, there are fewer technological barriers than ever to starting your own podcast, and podcasting itself has been social normalized enough that people see it as a legitimate profession.
If any part of you has entertained the idea of starting a podcast of your own, I really think that you should give it a try today. TalkShoe is free for all users and has a thriving community of like-minded people. TalkShoe empowers anyone with a desire to be heard to create their very own podcast, and be listed on TalkShoe’s public directory for the world to hear.
“The best time to start was yesterday. The second-best time to start is today”, right?