Dana McCauley and My First Ever Podcast


19 Jun Dana McCauley and My First Ever Podcast

Update: First podcast launch ever? Make that WORST podcast launch ever. Internet Explorer refuses to launch it. Blogger refuses to embed it. And until iTunes adds me to the feed, no iPod can use it.

Changing my motto to: Real podcasts. Real life. They ain’t always pretty..

Fools rush in where techies fear to tread.

In an attempt to solve your dinner dilemmas, I created a new one of my own. As a follow up to her cookbook giveaway, I’ve got an amazing interview with food trend expert and cookbook author, Dana McCauley, all loaded up and ready to be broadcast as my first podcast — and it’s 40-minutes long!

Bear with me. It took every brain cell in my head to figure out how to record, edit, compress and upload the thing. I even created “chapters” so you can jump to any question that interests you. But that feature is only accessible in iTunes and it could take up to three weeks before my podcast gets registered there.

Dana gives thorough, well thought out answers and I’m not about to reduce her wisdom to a series of sound bytes. So, today I’m posting the interview in it’s entirety and relying on your feedback.

Tell me: Would you listen to a 40-minute podcast at work, on a commute or while working out? Or is it worth my time to break it up into mini podcasts. If so, how long should they be?

And now, without further ado, here is Dana McCauley answering your Top Ten Questions via podcast.

I hope.

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  • Carolyn E.
    Posted at 14:58h, 19 June Reply

    Rats. I can't play it. The file type is M4a? Whatever that means! :)

    I don't think I would listen to a 40-minute podcast all at once, but I love your idea of separating it into chapters.

    I wonder if a service like BlogTalk radio would be worth checking into. I have listened to several bloggers' broadcasts there, and it has the additional functionality of being able to do a live call with chat. Don't know how much it costs (if anything).

  • Christie's Corner
    Posted at 16:53h, 19 June Reply

    Thanks for the heads up, Carolyn. We found the culprit — Internet Explorer. And I thought I was so clever having Andrew check it on his PC. I forgot he uses Firefox.

    Heading back to the drawing board on this one.

    Hanging my head in shame.

  • Cheryl
    Posted at 18:19h, 19 June Reply

    No head-hanging in shame! I use Firefox and the podcast worked great! So nice to hear your voice and Dana's all the way over here in Europe. Well done, ladies. Well done. (Love the jazzy intro music, too!)

  • littlegreydog
    Posted at 10:47h, 20 June Reply

    40 minutes! It is lullaby time after 15. 3 or 4 "chapters" would be better I believe.

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