Reboot: HAP at 10

The Hawaii Association of Podcasting was created ten years ago. It took a decade for the medium to mature and go mainstream enough to achieve “The Great Podcast Renaissance,” the dawn of “the golden age of podcasts.”

We’re still clearing the cobwebs out of our website, but as with most things these days, you can find a bunch of us on Facebook. Please join the Hawaii Association of Podcasters group and introduce yourselves. Let’s see where the next ten years takes us!

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Ten Years of Podcasting

If you're not listening to Flophouse, then you'll never learn what's so funny about A Talking Cat!?!

Check out “Ten Years in Your Ears,” an extraordinary series of articles from Slate marking ten years of podcasting.

Podcasting is an overnight success after years of work. Not 35 years; only a single decade has passed since this Guardian story used the new term podcasting. The medium was briefly the hot new Internet star (Word of the Year 2005!) and was then quickly eclipsed by YouTube, social media, Farmville, and a thousand other new new things. Now we’re told podcasting is back, a resurgence complete with a flurry of press attention, new companies jumping into the space, and that precious commodity the Internet bestows and rescinds in mysterious ways—buzz.

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VIDEO: HAP Dinner in 2005

Video of members of the Hawaii Association of Podcasters (HAP) during a gathering at Shokudo Japanese Restaurant & Bar on December 1, 2005, courtesy Vernon Brown.

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PodCamp Hawaii

PodCamp Hawaii is coming, October 24-25, 2008. Whether you are new to blogging and podcasting or an expert, you will discover a rich world of warm, friendly, smart people and will be able to network with some of the internet’s most forward thinkers.

Remember though, this is an UnConference! That means the sessions are all free and anyone can speak. There is no top-down style, and there is just as much going on “in the hallways” as in the sessions. Be prepared for incredible learning, dialog, and networking as hobbyists, professionals, educators, musicians, ad execs, gov’t agencies and nonprofits all come together to learn, share, show, and tell.

Learn more!

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Beach Walks With Rox Wins 3 Vloggies

Beach Walks with Rox wins 3 Vloggies in San Francisco

The first annual Vloggie Awards Sponsored by Pod Tech were held in San Francisco on November 4th and Hawaii’s very own Beach Walks With Rox took home 3 awards.

Beach Walks received a Judge’s Choice for Best Inspirational/Spiritual videoblog. The general public was also able to vote via the Vloggies website and awarded a People’s Choice award also for Best Inspirational/Spiritual as well as Best Entertainment (Non Fiction) award.

Roxanne of Beach Walks With Rox was on hand at the ceremony to receive the awards and in keeping with the videoblogging lifestyle shot one of her daily shows before and after the show.

A full list of the Judge’s Choice and People’s Choice award winners are also available.

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HAP Meetup Aug. 26

Local podcasters, would-be podcasters, and podcast fans are invited to join the Hawaii Association of Podcasters at a friendly pot-luck gathering on Saturday, Aug. 26. It will be hosted by HAP co-founder Bob Lew in Kalani Valley (just past Kahala Mall heading east), from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 1591 Kalaniuka Place. Join the mailing list to introduce yourself, let us know you’re coming, and what you’re bringing!

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New Podcasts

  • Hawaii Political Watch — Hawaii Political Watch is a weekly look at the political scene in Hawaii with Art Harris, founder of Hawaii Election Watch.
  • LavaNet `Ohana Podcasts — Podcasts by LavaNet and friends. Staff biographies, Tech Tips, and Gamers’ Roundtable.
  • The Golf Club Radio Show — The Golf Club Radio Show is devoted to every part of the game of golf, and airs Statewide in Hawaii every Saturday morning. Hosted and produced by Danielle Tucker.
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Eric Rice Returns

Eric Rice — podcaster, videoblogger, longtime voxmedia evangelist and co-founder of HipCast — is in Hawaii and visisted with HAP members last night. On hand were Todd Cochrane, Vernon Brown, Eric Timmer, and Ryan Ozawa. Talk swirled around citizen media, Second Life, and a million other things, capped with a visit to the Ala Moana Apple Store. Todd, who has earned a bit of a reputation of an Apple critic, was spotted walking out with a brand new MacBook Pro.

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808Talk goes from Pod to Vod

HAP member Vernon Brown of the 808Talk podcast has crossed into the next dimension of video with 808TalkTV.

“Since I am approaching my one year anniversary of podcasting I decided to add an extra cut for my listeners and do a little video podcasting,” Vernon writes. “I’m no pro, but many of my listeners have been asking if I was going to morph to the video side so I guess the pressure got to me and I put together a little something to give a glimpse of what I want to do.”

He says 808TalkTV will “show my favorite places in and around Hawaii and take a visit with some great and wonderful people and the things I love.”

Be sure to check out other Hawaii-based video podcasters.

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Media Matchup on HPR on April 13

NEW DATE: HAP member Gail Jennings of and the Podcast will join a panel of “new” and “traditional” media practitioners on Hawaii Public Radio’s weekly Town Square talk show, airing at 5 p.m. on KIPO 89.3FM on Thursday, April 13.

Writes fellow panelist and HAP co-founder Larry Geller: “Produced in a studio any podcaster would kill for, a bunch of us will see what happens when ‘traditional’ and ‘new’ media are thrown into a room and the door locked behind them.”

Larry and Gail will sit with Jerry Burris, editorial editor for the Honolulu Advertiser, Ian Lind, investigative reporter and blogger, and Town Square host Beth-Ann Kozlovich.

Tune in, and call in! The number is 941-3689 or (877) 941-3681 from outside Honolulu.

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