‘Podcasters’ deliver radio-on-demand, Celeste Biever, New Scientist, February 13, 2005:
The ubiquity of MP3 players, the emergence of easy-to-use, inexpensive audio-editing software, and the explosion in the number of blogs where information on new podcasts is posted, has created an environment ripe for podcasting. There are now more than 700,000 different podcasts to subscribe to, compared with 5000 only three months ago. While some traditional broadcasters are now podcasting, the majority of postings are by geeks who keep up with the emerging technology. As a result the casts tend to be a little rough at the edges, and some are positively bizarre. Fancy musical news? Try the Tapdancing News, a satirical news round-up sung by California-based Sondra Lowell while she tap dances.