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
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