Some good news about a program that we started just this September, using simple technology and some internet ingenuity. Its called podcasting, and many people have heard of it, and many people are getting “into” it.
Podcasting is an affordable and effective way to share audio programs across the world, and it is the perfect method to get our weekly classes out into cyber-space, and into the iPods of college students.
Tonight, we added up the number of times my podcasts have been downloaded since podcasting started in September.
Over 7,000 times.
Here are the latest feeds that can be reached through iTunes or any podcast-compatible media player.
If you subscribe to a podcast, it will automatically update each week with the latest class and information.
See below for How To Podcasting Guide…
General podcast with classes and insights from my pulpit, serving Jewish students in Southern California
Campus Rabbi—Parsha Podcast
Weekly Torah insights recorded at OC Hillel’s Parsha and Pizza talk each Thursday
JTB2—Jewlicious @ The Beach.2 Podcasting NEW!
Interviews with speakers and people that are coming for JTB2
On One Foot: A Podcast For Jewish Professionals
For Hillel and all Jewish professionals
Extreme Mitzvahs: For Learning about Mitzvahs
Includes Jewish professional podcast PLUS Sefer hamitzvos: Book of Mitvah education, espresso shot learning.
Madonna & Kabbalah
Essentials of Kabbalah for Jewish High School students.
All of these podcasts are made possible due to the generosity of Deanna and Allen Alevy and their incredible support for Jewish Student Services.
How To Podcasting in 3 Steps
If you’ve got a computer, an iPod or other portable media player, and are interested in getting free, unique content to listen to, podcasting is for you. Podcasting is a way of using your computer to automatically download audio shows to your iPod (or other player), so that you’ve always got something new to listen to. It’s an exciting alternative to radio, because you choose what shows you want to listen to, and when and where you want to hear them. Getting started with podcasting is easy. All you need is a computer with an Internet link and a portable media player. In fact, you can listen to podcasts right on your computer.
1. Download & Install iTunes for Mac or Windows.
2. Pull down menu “advanced” in iTunes, and select “Subscribe to Podcast”.
3. Enter in this one of the podcast URL’s listed above. For example: http://rabbiyonah.audioblog.com/rss/jewlcious_at_the_beach.xml
iTunes will automatically check the podcast, show you the available stories and posts, and you can choose which ones to download or not.
After this initial foray, you are ready for the big leagues. You can search the iTunes directory of podcasts for a gazillion different ones.