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       Limit of Liability and Disclaimer of Warranty
What’s a Podcast?
   A Brief History of Podcasting
Podcasting in Education
   Campus Podcasting Pioneers
   Podcasting Goes Mainstream
   Does Podcasting Affect Class Attendance?
   Combatting Absenteeism
Finding and Subscribing to Podcasts
   How to Subscribe to Podcasts
   Manually Subscribing to Podcasts
   Sharing Podcast Subscriptions
   Alternative Podcatcher Features
       Ability to Download Files Via BitTorrent
       Ability to Subscribe to and Download News Feeds
       Built-in Web Browser
       Ability to Schedule “Cleanups”
Transferring Podcast Episodes to an iPod
   Transferring Episodes to non-iPod Players
Planning Your Own Podcast
   Technical Challenges
   Educational Challenges
   Legal Considerations
   Determining Format and Content
System Considerations
Gear Connection Formats
   1/8” (3.5mm) Minijack
   1/4” Phone
       Tip, Ring, Sleeve (TRS)
       Balanced and Unbalanced Connections
   RCA (phono plug)
   USB and FireWire/IEEE 1394
   Optical Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
   Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI)
Choosing a Microphone
   Dynamic Microphones
   Condenser Microphones
   Lavalier Microphones
   Microphone Specifications
       Frequency Response
       The Frequency Response Curve
       Equivalent Noise Level (Self-Noise, Noise Floor)
       Signal-to-Noise Ratio (S/N or SNR)
   Microphone Accessories
       Mic Stands
       Shock Mounts
       Pop Filters and Wind Screens
Connecting a Microphone to Your Computer
   Audio Interfaces
       Interface Specifications
       Sample Rate and Bit Depth
       Onboard DSP
       Zero-Latency Monitoring
   Outboard Mixers
Virtual Mixing
   Mixing (Control) Surfaces
   Studio in a Box
Handheld Recorders
Digital Signal Processors (DSP)
       Equalizer (EQ)
   Dynamic Range
   Dynamics Processors
       Noise Gate
Software Plug-Ins
   Software Plug-In Formats
       Digidesign Pro Tools
       Using VST plug-ins with Pro Tools
       Where to get plug-ins
Audio Recording Software
Show Prep
   Preparing the Recording Environment
Recording a Podcast
   Free and Helpful Downloads
Pre-Recording Setup
   Choosing a File Format
       AIFF (Audio Interchange File Format)
       ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec)
       AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) and MPEG-4
   Adding Effects
   Microphone Positioning
   Setting Levels
   Recording a Phone Interview
   Deleting Audio
   Splicing Audio
   Shuffling Audio
   Noise Removal
       Sound Soap 2
   Dynamic Range Compression
   The Levelator
Intros, Outros, Voiceovers and Whatnot
Exporting an Audio File From Audacity
File Compression
       Constant Bitrate (CBR)
       Variable Bitrate (VBR)
       Average Bitrate (ABR)
Tagging a Podcast Episode
   Achieving Consistent Volume
Enhanced Podcasts
   Playing an Enhanced Podcast
   Creating an Enhanced Podcast
   iTunes U
   Third-Party Hosting
       Windows or Linux?
       Bandwidth and Throughput
       Uptime and Support
       Free Hosting
Uploading Podcast Episodes to a Server
   File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
   Enhanced Podcast Server Settings
Podcast Gateways
   Creating a Blog With WordPress
Feed Distribution
   Using FeedBurner to Rewrite a Feed for iTunes Store
   Feed Pinging
Submitting a Podcast to the iTunes Store
Advanced Feed Techniques
   iTunes One Click Subscription
   Adding Feed Links to a WordPress Blog
   Creating a Feed for Enhanced Episodes
   Tracking Episode Downloads Made Outside a Feed
Scheduling Content Updates
Podcast Promotion
   CareerChat Promotion Results
Experimenting With Format
Looking to the Future
In Conclusion
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