AS ADAM CURRY has shown, if you want to make podcasts accessible to your granny, you need to make them sound and act like radio. Curry's natural pipes help, warmed to a familiar resonance with a stereo valve processor. It also helps to have a call-in service that all sorts can use. Podshows like Adam's, Dawn and Drew's, and David Ippolito sometimes sound like rewinds of late night truckers with meandering thoughts. But that's a radio formula and in a space where people like to listen to themselves, the voice call-in channel is an essential part of the wiring.
We do it here: podcasting.ie and you can ring up if you like. Remember, you don't need an iPod to hear a podcast. Students in Tipperary Institute often carry them around on their Walkman phones. In fact, we've seen grannies listening to tracks on their Walkman phones.
Elly Parker -- "Getting Granny Podcasting (or Encouraging Web Usage in Non-Technical People)"