This post is just supposed to be a quick overview on how to host and produce your own free podcast. I still prefer the term NetCast Ala Leo Laporte. As he was putting his stuff online to DL before the "Pod Boom".
How many of you have gotten a hosted WordPress site, only to have your shared hosted server to get bogged down?
I've been there. So why not just use the power of Google? I wish I had setup The Juiced Penguin with blogger before I gave it over to TerryF. It would have gone much more smoothly for us if I had.
You'll need to have a Blogger Blog.
(Register a domain name via your blogger blog for $10 bucks a year, and it'll look like gold)
You'll need to make sure that you allow the enclosures for your posts.
You're going to have to upload your content to someplace. I have used the Internet Archive for myself. It'll require you to have your own account, etc. But you can upload them there, and link to them. They even have a good little widget for you include on your blog for the posting so people can listen to your podcast on your blog. Embedding the player might be a little tricky, as they make it about twice as wide then you might want for your blog post.
If you want to see what one of these posts look like using the Internet Archive.org player widget,
That's really it. If you have questions, please leave a comment. Let me know if you'd like more details about a particular section on this, and I'll create another post.