Opinion: a new iPhone podcasting app

A friend - a journalist with decades of experience - asked me about starting a podcast - but nothing too complicated. She needed a simple...

Music walk around old town Ljubljana

I was in Ljubljana on a Saturday morning to record some of the sounds of the streets. Particularly the street music and the other music...

Music: Jupiter Okwess

Three years ago, when he released his international debut album Hotel Univers, it seemed that Jupiter Bokondji would be the new hero of the African...

Music: Amira Medunjanin

Amira Medunjanin is the finest exponent of sevdah, the melancholy and emotional folk music of Bosnia, and is remarkable not just for her clear, pained...

Tržič

I spent about two and a half hours wandering around the old Slovenian town Tržič, which is a short drive on the highway from Bled,...

Ljubljana Christmas Lights

As Dawn and I stood on the Triple Bridge on a damp Friday evening, there were voices around us from well beyond Ljubljana and Slovenia...

Antiq Palace Hotel review

Ljubljana is one of my favourite cities in the world – and I have been to many. I’m lucky to visit Ljubljana quite often these...

The resurrection of Fact Checking

Last week I gave a lecture at the university of Ljubljana about post-fact, post-truth, hyperpartisan Facebook pages and the resurrection of fact-checking. It was timely....

How long should a podcast be?

People listen to podcasts differently. I have often sat in my car to hear the end of a programme or interview. Now, I can catch...

Interview with Malachi O’Doherty

Trying to put Malachi into any convenient category is far from easy. His work, hobbies and interests constantly overlap. But the core is journalism. He...

Dej še’n litro

Dej še’n litro – the name does not translate well in Bing or Google translators. Actually it translates as nonsense, which is probably appropriate. At...

Free Music Archive

Finding rights free music for podcasts and videos is very difficult, but the Free Music Archive is a brilliant resource....

Why should communities podcast?

About 20 years ago some of us had our first experience building websites with Angelfire and Geocities. They gave ordinary untrained people their first chance...

Why should communities podcast?

We can all be podcasters now because the production tools have never been so cheap (and free!). You can experiment with podcasting without having to...

Podcasting – Where do you start?

You start with The Purpose. Yep, you and the people you're starting out with might be all excited about the shiny new things - and...

Podcasting – where to start?

Just yesterday, I got a call from a young magazine publisher. He had heard about Podcasting for Communities from a mutual friend and wanted to find out...

Olly Mann interview

It’s more than 10 years since Olly Mann began podcasting. He is now one of the most prolific and popular podcasters in the UK. He...

Music in podcasts – Part 1 PRS

It is one of the thorniest problems. You want to add some music to your podcast. You don’t have a friendly composer and musician to...