How to Use RSS and Itunes to Maximize FOAM Podcasts

I got an email from the man, Joe Lex, asking me if it would be helpful if he gathered all my podcasts together in one file and disseminated it.

My answer is a resounding no for the following reasons:

  • This is actually a step backwards in terms of dissemination. RSS is the way to go for device downloads. All podcasts can be downloaded in one shot as it is.
  • I actually need my download stats for analysis, proof of dissemination, promotion, and proof of concept of e-learning
  • When mistakes are discovered, I replace the audio in the feed and all future downloads have the corrected audio
  • These changed files are less useful on current podcast devices as the meta has been removed

But the real reason I don’t recommend this is that there is a much easier way. For that, watch this video. Best watched in full screen (Click the expand arrows on the bottom of the video).

Note if you are already Itunes savvy, there is no reason to watch this video

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Here is the video I did of how to use RSS, google reader, and flipboard to read blogs

You can find another video on using iTunes on the Southampton Emergency Medicine Project Video Page

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  1. Manrique says

    As always, not just a great podcast but also the explanation is insanely simple!
    I´ve been using podcasts for a while now and recently followed on advice on how to keep up with blogs using google reader and Flipboard. So far so good! Thanks!

  2. says

    Amazing. I ask a question and within 12 hours you have created and posted an invaluable personal tutorial. I hope that others have found it as useful as I did. Gonna pass it on to my tech guy and try to learn more of this on my own.


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