What is Podwatch?

Over the past 2 years, podcasting has gone from a handful of enthusiasts talking about technology, to a thriving community of content creators — both independant and mainstream.

There are now thousands of podcasts to choose from, which sounds great until you try to find a favourite. I believe it is the future of broadcasting, but there is a lot of dirt to dig through before finding a gem.  This is where Podwatch comes in — every week I will do the hunting for you, and will provide comprehensive reviews on the best and worst of podcasting.  

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24 Comments

  1. Posted March 4, 2008 at 7:41 pm | Permalink

    Hi Tom,

    Just found the show and I loved it. I think podcast reviews are a much needed item. I have taken up myself blogging reviews and I have included yours: http://anneisaman.blogspot.com/2008/03/podcast-reviews-i-am-not-alone.html

    I started back in May 2007 and I have covered over 100 different podcast by now and reviewed a near 500 individual episodes.

    Kindred spirits in a way. Very glad to have found you and maybe we could exchange some ideas?

    Anne

  2. podwatch
    Posted March 4, 2008 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    Hello Anne, love the blog! Perhaps I can have you on the show some time to compare notes on a show? It’s always good to get a second opinion on a podcast.

  3. Posted March 4, 2008 at 9:43 pm | Permalink

    I’ll be pleased and honored to appear on your show

    A

  4. Posted March 22, 2008 at 12:12 am | Permalink

    Tom is great, comes highly recommended by the team at BuzzOutLoud a CNET podcast I have come to enjoy.

    Would love to see a show about how to use the podcast and skypecast – maybe a how to and how not to do a whatevercast!

    Great work Tom,
    Best wishes to you and your work –

    Roger Swanson
    Computer Network Enterprises, Inc.
    http://www.cneworks.com
    Business Continutiy Planning for Small Businesses
    “fail to plan = plan to fail”

  5. Posted May 8, 2008 at 2:40 am | Permalink

    May I say that this idea of two views from the same podcast seems to be a great one? Well, I just said it.

    I’m looking forward to listen to the next episode.

  6. Posted May 14, 2008 at 11:59 pm | Permalink

    Hi there

    We are a British comedy duo called The Electric Head, and we’re currently in the middle of our second series of podcasts. The first series’ episodes were composed of lots of individual sketches, and this season we’re being a bit more experimental with narratives and themes. If you are interested in reviewing the podcasts, you can find them at:

    http://theelectrichead.jellycast.com/podcast/feed/2

    Please let us know if you review them. Many thanks!

  7. Posted May 16, 2008 at 6:13 am | Permalink

    Hi there! What happened? Where are you? Please come back the podcast universe needs you!

  8. Posted August 4, 2008 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    HI Tom –

    Don’t know if you’re still doing reviews, but if you’re interested in a podcast novel, my conspiracy thriller is at:

    http://www.edwardgtalbot.com

    Thanks!

  9. Posted September 17, 2008 at 12:22 am | Permalink

    I would like you to consider reviewing my podcast here on Podwatch. The Yvonne Pierre Show is an inspirational and informative podcast that covers a range of topics from self-help to special needs awareness. You can visit the show at http://www.hyhradio.com. For more about me visit http://www.myspace.com

    Thank you for considering reviewing my show.

    Regards,

    Yvonne Pierre

  10. Posted November 21, 2008 at 3:00 am | Permalink

    Hi Tom;

    I was wondering if you would be interested in reviewing my podcast.

    The show is called the ‘My Living Room! Radio Show’ and is produced and hosted from exactly that – my living room! (http://www.myspace.com/mylivingroomradioshow) The show focuses primarily on Indie music, arts and culture and is mixed with a series of interviews of notable names within that movement.

    I was recently reviewed by the Edgy Podcast Review team and I would love for you to take a look at what I have been doing and to consider it for possible review also.

    I hope to hear back from you!

    Cheers,
    Cheryl Hoar

  11. Posted September 10, 2009 at 1:00 am | Permalink

    I’d be really greatful if you reviewed our podcast, called Angry and Cliff –

    Info is here – http://www.thisisthis.org/angryandcliffpodcast/
    and the feed is here – http://feeds2.feedburner.com/iamlividpodcast

    Thanks,
    Cliff

  12. Posted October 14, 2009 at 2:40 am | Permalink

    Hi there this is Angus from the Metal Rules! Radio Podcast we are a show focused mostly on metal but we have been known to drift off to actors, movies books or whatever grabs our attention.

    The show can be streamed from: metalrulesradio.com
    or downloaded from iTunes

    Thanks,
    Angus

  13. Posted November 8, 2009 at 4:01 am | Permalink

    Great reviews. I haven’t had a chance to listen to the podcast for the reviews, but I will be sure to for the next episode. I do a small podcast myself and it is nice to see someone who reviews not just the big casts with 10k subscribers, but also the small ones that might get overlooked.

    Thanks for looking out for the little guy.

  14. Posted November 10, 2009 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

    Just throwing this podcast out there. YOUR BOY’S BOYS. This is the podcast your boy’s boys listen to.

    WAWA: Convenience store chain in the Northeast US. Mainly NJ, PA, and DE. A “Super Wawa” is a regular wawa with a gas station attached…

    MACH W: Wawa’s fake version of Red Bull, Rockstar, etc.

    HOAGIEFEST: Wawa’s summertime extravaganza promoting their deli products, mainly the $2.99 “shorti” hoagies. Mimicking the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper/Peter Max theme, hoagiefest is billed as a celebration of “peace love and hoagies.” After Your Boy’s Boys first “unofficial” concert in 2008, where we featured songs the convenience chain. The suits in Wawa, PA, in their infinite wisdom, decided to sponsor a “song contest” based off of our concert podcast a year earlier, and of course, YBB wrangled some of the biggest names in entertainment history (Including MICHAEL JACKSON’S FINAL PERFORMANCE) for the cause. Did our big names win the contest? Tune in and find out.

    YOUR BOY’S BOYS: Paul and Tim host the funniest, strangest podcast you have never heard. Although no one listens to us, we get ALL the big name stars, like Regis Philbin, Marv Albert, Philadelphia Eagles broadcaster Merrill Reese, James Earl Jones, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, Al Michaels, James Gandolfini… and when they were alive, Harry Kalas, and Paul Harvey.

  15. Posted November 13, 2009 at 6:55 am | Permalink

    If you guys accept requests for reviews, I would appreciate it if you would review my podcast. It’s called This Week In Interesting, and each episode I discuss a random ism or ology.

    My blog is at thisweekininteresting.blogspot.com
    My feed is at feeds.feedburner.com/ThisWeekInInteresting

    • Posted January 11, 2010 at 5:28 am | Permalink

      Hello,
      We would be greatly honored if you would take some time to listen to our podcast and review it!

      The same group of guys that brought you the Metal Rules! Magazine in the 90’s, now have a radio show. Metal Rules Radio interviews musicians/personalities in the metal music community, reviews song submissions from up and coming artists, and has fun discussing a variety of topics every show. New episodes are posted every Sunday.

      http://www.metalrulesradio.com/

      Thanks for your time!
      -Josh

  16. Musti
    Posted March 8, 2010 at 11:11 pm | Permalink

    Hi

    I’m just wondering if you have season 1 of the Josh Thomas podcast stored anywhere, since it is not available on iTunes anymore.

  17. Posted March 14, 2010 at 4:57 am | Permalink

    Hi!

    Please consider checking out my podcast called “SHUT UP… I’m Trying to WRITE!”

    You should know that the tagline at the end of each intro blurb is, “I use a lot of annoying uhhhs and ummms in my audio because I’m a writer, you dolt — not a broadcaster!” That should give you an idea of the abject retardation that goes on within the shows.

    I tend to rant, curse and bloviate about writing and related dreck — and for some reason, the numbers are showing that my audience is loving it!

    Anyhow, for all the bluster, I’m simply a writer who loves to share with my colleagues and show gratitude to my readers through my abysmal attempts to podcast LOL

    Thanks!

    Best Regards,

    LiNCOLN PARK

  18. Posted March 14, 2010 at 5:00 am | Permalink

    Oh Jeez! You see what I mean? All that wordiness, and I forgot to give you the URL LOLOL the Podcast URL is http://lprants.com OMG — my listeners will get a kick out of this textbook case of absent-mindedness LMAO :D

  19. Brian Bondragazon
    Posted April 12, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Permalink

    I just recently found this really interesting podcast… I thought you might want to do a review on your blog. These 3 guys in Chicago pair wine and movies together…. They discuss and review both at the same time… it’s really interesting, and kinda funny too. I actually learn a little about wine too. it’s called “Reel Pour” and I found it on itunes, check it out.

    – Brian Bondragazon

  20. Posted December 28, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    I was wondering what the process is for reviewing a podcast?

    I’d like to find out how to submit my show for review. Tribal Vibe Radio Show is an indigenous, acoustic and instrumental music show that features inspirational wisdom we can all aspire to. It’s a 2 hour show that is starting to really grow in popularity.

    Episodes may be downloaded from “Listen” page, and the latest episode is always featured on the blog. “Angels Are Everywhere” is the most recent episode, with music and resources featured from the show.

    I look forward to hearing back from you.

    Regards,

    L. Jaye Bell

  21. Posted January 3, 2011 at 10:30 pm | Permalink

    iam really interested what a professional podcast review will say about our podcast. Please give us a professional feedback.
    thanks
    karmus

  22. Posted April 3, 2013 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

    Hello! Give us a shot!

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/icon/id575671649

  23. Posted December 24, 2013 at 7:45 am | Permalink

    Hi Tom,

    I noticed you haven’t posted anything recently? Any more work coming up as I found it useful.

    I also have a few podcasts to recommend if you are still reviewing them!

    Kind Regards
    Steven


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