Apple is celebrating 10 Years of Podcasts in the iTunes Store. Several podcasters are taking this opportunity to share their podcast origin story so I thought I’d share mine.
I released my first podcast on January 30, 2006. You can still find the audio of that first show online thanks to Archive.org. (Don’t judge us too harshly, it was a first attempt.) The show was called “The MacCore” and was was a show that I created in tandem with my friend Corey Serrins, who I met through my local Mac Users Group.
The inspiration for the MacCore came a few weeks before the first episode released. In January of 2006, Apple announced GarageBand 3 at Macworld Conference and Expo. Among the new features included a “podcast studio” that allowed for easy podcast creation and submission. I was in law school at the time and unable to attend Macworld in person, so I was following news from the law library. (It’s possible I skipped class to follow the Keynote - but I plead the Fifth on that one.) I was chatting with my friend Corey via iChat and when the section about GarageBand came up one of us said to the other, “we should do a podcast” and the MacCore was born.
We published 86 episodes of the MacCore in total. The show never saw much success and ultimately life got in the way and Corey and I each moved on to other projects. However that show introduced me to the world of podcasting, I learned about audio production and publication through trial and error, it was the reason I attended my first Macworld Expo, it was how I became connected with the MacRoundtable, it introduced me to David Sparks and the rest is history…