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Expert Podcasting Practices For Dummies® by Terra, Evo, Morris, Tee

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Chapter 24. Enhanced Podcasting

In This Practice

  • Understanding what an enhanced podcast is

  • Considering the pros and cons

  • Maintaining two RSS feeds

  • Creating an enhanced podcast with GarageBand or Podcast Maker

In the summer of 2006, a new kind of podcasting introduced itself to the podosphere. This new approach to podcasting breaks the “fourth wall” (non‐existent in Ferris Bueller's Day Off), bringing the audience into the action by offering images, links, and some ways and means of becoming part of the podcast. Because this podcast offered features beyond those found in standard audio productions, creators deemed this kind of podcast as enhanced.

While an enhanced podcast appears very slick and complicated on the outside, it's actually a lot of fun and very easy to create. In this practice, you find out all the details behind an enhanced podcast, helping you understand what you have created, what it can (and cannot) play back on, and how to promote this kind of podcast.

What Is an Enhanced Podcast?

With enhanced podcasts, the audience members are no longer spectators but active participants in the episode. They can click individual images for a closer look, follow hyperlinks to additional resources cited in the episode, and even hop back and forth to the beginning of a section in the podcast, as if they were surfing a DVD for a specific moment in a film.

Enhanced podcasts can feature

  • Chapter markers

  • Changing images

  • Hyperlinks

  • E‐mail links

As you already know, traditional podcasts consist of ...

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