Dave wants to listen to podcasts but he gets frustrated by how different the volume is from show to commercial and back. Rich says that's a common problem and he can get an app that equalizes the podcasts he listens to.
Mark wants to do a podcast and his partners say Podomatic is great because it's free. But he's thinking of going with WordPress and their podpress plugin. Leo says that either would work. The difference is that doing it on his site will mean he absorbs the bandwidth costs. Podomatic uses ads inserted into the site to cover bandwidth costs and profit. But they handle the burden of scaling it up if his podcast gets very popular.
Ellie can't get Leo's show to play live on her Amazon Echo. Leo says it's on the TuneIn app in Echo and she can just tell it to play TWiT Live. However, Echo can't pronounce L(eye)ve. So she'll have to say L(eh)VE.
Joe wants to know why his car radio doesn't have a capability like TIVO, where it can record what he's listening to and allow him to rewind it. Leo says that CCrane's CC Witness is a portable radio recorder that does that. It's $149.
Leo recommends downloading and listening to podcasts of most radio programs for free as a better alternative to this.
President Obama visited Marc Maron's garage to the the guest on the WTF podcast this past Thursday. Marc Maron has had a show on IFC, and has a background in political talk radio. His podcast 'WTF,' is a comedy show where he typically interviews comedians.
Listen to the full episode of WTF with Marc Maron and President Obama at potus.wtfpod.com
David listens to podcasts and he likes to listen to them everywhere. But he's noticed that they're a serious battery killer, even though he has autosync or screen refresh off. Leo likes DoggCatcher. That may be a better option, but he's not sure if it's better on battery life or not.
Vlad has a Samsung Galaxy S4 and he wants to know if there's a hardware accessory that will allow him to listen to podcasts in his car and skip commercials. Leo says that is an interesting idea. Android for Cars will have it, but that's not ready yet. So no, there's nothing out there just yet specifically for that.
Paul runs a fantasy football league and wants to do a podcast with his friends who live all over the country. Leo says that Google Hangouts is the best option. It allows up to 9 people and they can do live Hangouts On Air and then save it right to YouTube. And it's free. But he'd be limited to nine people at this point.
Bill is an actor who's best known for his impersonation of Caesar from the Planet of the Apes. He's launched a YouTube channel, has gotten into the Maker Movement, and was hoping Leo would do a netcast on it. Leo says he'd like to, but hasn't gotten around to it.
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The IBM PC was released 33 years ago, and ten years ago, former MTV VJ Adam Curry premiered the first episode of the "Daily Source Code" podcast. Leo says that while there were previous recordings posted online, Curry's was the first to actually follow a set format we've come to know as podcast. He also created the moniker.