Thursday, February 09, 2006

Episode 2 of the Post Restorationist Radio Podcast

Adam Ellis and I uploaded Episode 2 of the Post Restorationist Radio podcast last night. In it, we talk about about community, belonging, and membership in a local congregation. That part of the discussion was really interesting to me, because Adam and I come from completely different backgrounds on that with him as the son of a minister and a youth minister himself and therefore being very transient in his church membership and I having belonged to basically 2 churches my entire life, Otter Creek from birth to 14, Belmont from 16-20, and then Otter Creek again from 20 to now.

I was also made aware that not everyone who reads my blog is familar with what exactly a podcast is or how it works. You could look at Wikipedia's site for it, but even that seemed overly complex. So here's my try.

A podcast is an audio or video file (audio, in the case of Post Restorationist Radio) that you can either download directly from a site or through an aggregator like iTunes. If you use iTunes and an iPod together, once you listen to the entire podcast and sync with your computer the next one will download. Basically a podcast is a personal online talk radio station, much like blogging is a personal online journal.

I hope that helps people get a grasp on what we're trying to do. It's been fun so far and I hope all of you who have listened to it so far have gotten something out of it.


Justin said...

phil, i'm sitting here, subscribed to your podcast, but the new one isn't uploading and I'm not sure what to do.

Phil said...

Try hitting update in iTunes in the Podcast section. It's in the upper right hand corner.

Justin said...

well that was easy enough. thanks. i'm in class now, so i can't listen to it, but i will today sometime.

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