The Podcast Academy at Boston University was a great event. I spent a good deal of time sitting with longtime “Internet friends” C.C. Chapman and Steve Garfield. When it comes to blogging, I was in awe; those guys make Media (with a capital M). They were constantly posting pictures, videos and comments. I need to learn how to blog like that. They were an inspiration. I also had the opportunity to meet a ton of people – too many to name, but it is exciting to see that podcasting is really continuing its “hockey stick” like growth curve and attracting some exciting people who are getting involved in interesting ways.
As for the presentations, they were terrific. A lot of smart people were presenting. Best of all, BU did a great job of posting both audio and video of the presentations as well as interviews with the Instructors. Rather then forcing hundreds of MBs on you via RSS, I will link to the page where you can download the presentations individually. I did one each day; on Friday I covered “Making Money” and on Saturday I covered podcasting “Inside The Corporation”. Most readers here will probably be more interested in the first presentation, where we covered Reel Reviews, Grape Radio, French Maid TV, The Disneyland Podcast and Right Look Radio. Basically I highlighted a number of approaches to monetization. I also spent some time explaining and expanding on my earlier thoughts regarding podcast ad aggregations networks and CPM models. You can find the podcasts and videos here: Podcast Academy – Boston University.