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The Cross Examined Podcast!

In the hopes of reaching a wider audience, I’m now recording my blog posts as a podcast.

If you listen to the Skeptoid podcast, you’ll find a lot of similarities. I’ve been inspired by Brian Dunning’s minimalist style.

The podcast content is identical to the blog, just delayed by a week or so. If, like me, you like to listen to interesting or provocative information while doing something else, this might be the right medium for you. Do you have friends who prefer podcasts to blogs? Let them know!

Expect three podcasts per week of 5–10 minutes each.

A Little Help, Please?

If you use iTunes and want to support the podcast, help me get it off the ground with some positive ratings. First click on the iTunes button below:

Cross Examined

At the iTunes page, click on the blue “View in iTunes” button just below the artwork. That will bring up the iTunes app on your computer, where you can click on “Ratings and Reviews.”

(If a rating of 4 or 5 stars isn’t what you had in mind, then forget I said anything!)

This podcast thing is new to me, so if you can think of any suggestions to making the podcast better, please let me know. Are there any podcast directories that I should register with? Any way to improve the appearance or spread the word?

Thanks!

You have your way.
I have my way.
As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way,
it does not exist. 
— Friedrich Nietzsche

(Need the RSS feed address? Here it is.)

About Bob Seidensticker
  • Greg

    I know most people use iTunes, but I am a PC, android, Amazon.com person. I don’t even have the iTunes client installed on my computer. When I buy music I go to the Amazon MP3 store. I have the Amazon cloud player downloaded to my Desktop. If doing both is too much trouble I understand. I don’t do much reading, but I find I am motivated to read your blog. I will install iTunes so I can rate your podcast, review it. I am not very good at writing, so it is rare I review stuff. I will post here, again, if I have any feedback on the iTunes site and podcast. I am not sure what you mean by podcast directory, so can’t answer that question.

    “If a rating of 4 or 5 stars isn’t what you had in mind, then forget I said anything!”…lol.

    • Bob Seidensticker

      Greg:

      Fair enough. I an appreciate that iTunes isn’t the only game in town. But does Amazon even host podcasts? I poked around Amazon and could find only MP3s for sale.

      • Greg

        See, this show how little I know about this stuff. I don’t know if Amazon.com has podcasts. You are probably right; they probably don’t. I didn’t check myself. Sorry about that. I installed iTunes and Quicktime, so I was able to listen to, rate, and review, a podcast. I didn’t have any problems listening to it, or getting it to work. You might want to recommend people subscribe to the blog podcast to make it easy to find again, or in case they forget to save the podcast link to their favorites or bookmarks. It is very easy to subscribe to if one is in the iTunes client.

        • Greg

          I mean subscribe to the podcast.

        • Bob Seidensticker

          I’m glad it worked. I realize that listening to podcasts isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.

          Some people’s lives revolve around Facebook; I dislike it. Conversely, I listen to podcasts whenever I’m doing something in which I have free mental bandwidth (driving, chores, etc.); others don’t.

        • Greg

          Well, so many people are on FB it seems you have no choice if you want to reach more people.

          I have ADD, so listening to Podcast is nice, because if my mind starts to wander, all I have to do is slide the slider back to listen to the part I missed. Even when I am highly interested in something, my mind can still wander.

        • Bob Seidensticker

          I use Twitterfeed to make announcements of new posts, which makes updating FB effortless for me.

  • Greg

    I tried to find a podcast on Amazon.com and couldn’t find any. Maybe upload your podcast to Youtube?

  • http://hausdorffbb.blogspot.com/ Hausdorff

    I also don’t use itunes, but I do subscribe to a number of podcasts using google listen. To subscribe to a new podcast with that app I need the RSS feed. If I’m not mistaken, it should be the same RSS feed you had to give to itunes for them to list it on their store. If you put that RSS next to the itunes button I think it would solve Greg’s problem

    • Bob Seidensticker

      I’ve added the RSS feed address as a postscript to the original post (above).

  • Greg

    I didn’t know Google had podcasts, but then again I don’t listen to podcasts most of the time. I will check out Google Listen.

    • Bob Seidensticker

      Neither did I. I just checked on Google Listen, and it is now dead.

      I realize that the podcasting universe is bigger than iTunes, but I don’t know much about the rest, unfortunately. If anyone comes across new places to submit podcasts, let me know.

      • http://hausdorffbb.blogspot.com/ Hausdorff

        That’s a bummer! I love google listen, it’s simple and it works. I guess when I get a new phone I’ll have to shop around for a new podcast app :(

      • Greg

        Ya, that is what I found out: Google Listen is dead. It did say that Google Play has many podcast apps for android. I have tried to dowload any or them since I did download iTunes and will just use it.

  • Greg

    The subscribe to podcast link at the top of the blog is nice. I didn’t see it the first time I read your blog about podcasts becoming available of your blog. It is nice the subscribe to link on iTunes is nice and big and at the top of the page. It was very hard for me to miss.

  • Greg

    **I haven’t tried to download any of the podcast apps for android.**


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