Being a passionate Kindle enthusiast and a podcaster, I've decided to create a weekly audio podcast all about the Kindle. You can find my first episode at htpp://TheKindleChronicles.com , and my application for a listing at the iTunes directory is pending. Each episode will include Kindle news, a tech tip, the "What's on Your Kindle" interview, and a final Kindle Quote. The debut episode offers a fun and informative interview with comedian and Onion web/political director Baratunde Thurston. Episode 2 is scheduled to feature an interview with C.C. Chapman. I'll be looking for more Kindle users to interview, so if you'd like to be considered, please email me at PodChronicles@gmail.com . I'd also love audio comments that I can include in future episodes and feedback on how to improve the podcast. I hope many of you here at the forum will check it out!
I confused by this comment, because I don't remember a reference to 90K books available and price coming down in episode 1 of The Kindle Chronicles which I uploaded on July 27, 2008. Could you have possibly listened to a different podcast about the Kindle? Just curious. I scanned the episode again just now to see if I'd forgotten something. It has an interview with Baratunde Thurston. Is that the one? Thanks, Len Edgerly
Len, I went to your web site and downloaded it and transferred it to my iPod, but when I got in the car to listen to it, I mistakenly clicked on another podcast about the Kindle from some time ago. Sorry for the mistake. It makes sense now, I wondered why they were making some comments, it was because the Kindle had only recently been released when it was recorded.
I just subscribed through iTunes! I am looking forward to keeping up to date with tips and news - thanks for the podcast. My Kindle and my iPhone together at last - reminds me of the old "your chocolate is in my peanut butter" Reese's commercials.
Sorry for the stupid question but I am new to my ipod touch/itunes (first mp3 player ever). Do I have to use the touch or is this something that can be downloaded to the kindle? If not, how do I look up on itunes?
Cindy, you'll listen to the podcast on your iTouch or straight from your iTunes on the computer. With iTunes open, go to the iTunes store. In the upper right hand corner is a white search box. Type in Kindle Chronicles and hit enter. It will take you to a page which shows The Kindle Chronicles and the Chronicles of Narnia. Near the picture for The Kindle Chronicles is a subscribe button. Just click on this and it will add the podcast to your podcast list. Then, open your podcasts (one of the icons in the bar running down the left side) and find the Chronicles in your list. Almost there - if you click on the gray triangle it will open up past shows so that you can download them and get caught up.
To make sure the podcasts are transferred to your iTouch make sure either all podcasts are selected to sync or that the Chronicles podcast is checked. (I have so many podcasts that I don't transfer all of mine). This option appears under the podcast tab when your iTouch is plugged into the computer for syncing and your information screen comes up.
Good luck! It really is an easy process and the podcast is a really good one. vicki
Cindy, you CAN listen to the podcast in .mp3 format. Each of the episodes at http://TheKindleChronicles.com has an mp3 version, identified in the title. At the bottom of the show notes there is a line that says something like "Direct download: KC_1_Bartunde.mp3". If you right click and choose "save link as..." you will have the mp3 file on your computer. Then you need to connect your Kindle with the USB cable and drag the file into the "music" folder. As I say, I have not tried this yet myself so I can't vouch for the process. Perhaps someone else here can help.
On your iPod Touch, you can subscribe to the podcast by searching for "Kindle Chronicles" in the iTunes store, then click on "subscribe." If you want both episodes, click "get" on the one that does not download automatically to your Podcast list in your iTunes library.
I'm running late for a meeting, so that's all the help I can offer at the moment. Please feel free to try me again if none of this works, and thanks for trying to listen to my podcast! --Len
Hey, Len. Yeah, it's not something that's easily discoverable. :) What you have to do is install the Zune software, click the link to the Marketplace, click Podcasts, and then click Submit a Podcast. You then put in the URL to your podcast's RSS feed.
>>Each of the episodes at http://TheKindleChronicles.com has an mp3 version, identified in the title. At the bottom of the show notes there is a line that says something like "Direct download: KC_1_Bartunde.mp3". If you right click and choose "save link as..." you will have the mp3 file on your computer. Then you need to connect your Kindle with the USB cable and drag the file into the "music" folder. As I say, I have not tried this yet myself so I can't vouch for the process. Perhaps someone else here can help.<<
If the mp3 of the show is moved to the "audible" folder as opposed to the "music" folder, it will operate as an audiobook. You'll be able to bookmark your spot if you have to stop listening. You'll be able to skip ahead or back and listen the podcasts in order. I've tried it and it does work.
Jim, it looks as if the Zune software is Windows only, right? I tried to download to my Mac before I realized it. I have a PC machine I'll try. Thanks for info. I mentioned you in the podcast I uploaded today...
P. Higginbotham - thanks! I was up till 1 a.m. finishing Episode 4, which has an interview with a Boston pol who at 74 years old is trying out the Kindle his wife gave him, because she's sick and tired of the house being taken over by books everywhere. He's a delightful fellow with a colorful background, Bill Bulger, former president of Massachusetts State Senate. It's great to hear from listeners who like the show!