- The Beginning
Adam Curry and Dave Winer are credited with the invention of podcasting. Who exactly did what is up for dispute, but in the end these are the two guys who got it rolling.
- The Term
The term podcasting was mentioned by Ben Hammersley in The Guardian newspaper article.
- First Services
Liberated Syndication (Libsyn.com) launches as the first podcast service provider.
- Quit your day job
Podshow is created by Adam Curry and Ron Bloom. The phrase “Quit your day job” is batted around. Some producers are able to quit their day job. Many are not.
- First People's Choice Award
Leo Laporte publishes the first episode of This Week in Tech. Later This Week In Tech wins the first People’s Choice Award at the Podcast Awards.
- First Book
Podcasting: Do-it-yourself Guide by Todd Cochrane released.
Apple iTunes 4.9 is released with native support for podcasts.
- Presidential Podcast
George W. Bush is the first President to have his weekly address delivered as a podcast.
- Podcast Search
Yahoo lanuches a podcast search site. People can listen and subscribe.
- Six Figure $$
Mommycast inks a six figure deal with Dixie.
Podcast is declared the word of the year by the New Oxford American Dictionary.
- Keith and the GIrl
Keith and the Girl win People’s Choice Award at Podcast Awards.
- World Record
Ricky Gervais sets Guinness World Record for most downloaded podcast at 261,670 per episode for the first month.
Google buys Feedburner for 100 million. Feedburner is a service many podcasters are using to create an iTunes compliant rss feed.
Yahoo closes its podcast directory.
- Manager Tools
Manager Tools win the People’s Choice Award at the Podcast Awards.
The developer of the Podpress plugin abandons plugin and when everyone upgrades to WordPress 2.6 they can’t make a new post. Eventually WordPress steps in to repair plugin.
- Rising Stats
Edison Research reports Americans who have “heard of” podcasting is 37% Pew Research states that 19% of Internet users have downloaded a podcast.
- Edison Research
Edison Research reports Americans who have “heard of” podcasting is 43% and 25% have consumed “downloadable media.” 32% of audio is consumed on portable media.
ESPN Fantasy Focus Football wins People’s Choice Award at the Podcast Award.
After his terrestrial radio show is cancelled Marc Maron launches the WTF podcast.
- Tell Em Steve Dave
Tell Em Steve Dave! Wins the People’s Choice Award at the Podcast Awards.
- Patent Troll
Personal Audio “Patent Troll” sues high profile podcasters for royalties claiming they have a patent on podcasting from 2009.
- 1 billion!!!!!
Apple announces 1 billion podcast subscribers.
- Electronic Frontier Foundation
Electronic Frontier Foundation files a petition with the US Trademark Office to invalidate the Personal Audio Patent.
- President Obama on WTF Podcast
President Barack Obama is interviewed by Marc Maron on the WTF podcast.
- Class of 2016 Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame
Dawn Miceli, Drew Domkus, Gary Leland, Mignon Fogarty, Rob Walch are inducted into the Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame.
- Personal Audio patent troll
Court rules in favor of the Electronic Frontier Foundation in which the patent troll Personal Audio did not invent Podcasting.
- Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime Video premiers Lore, a television show based on the popular podcast by Aaron Mahnke (ref. https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/13/16465922/lore-tv-series-review-amazon-prime-aaron-mahnke-campbell-scott-glen-morgan)
- The Adventure Zone
2018-07-17The Adventure Zone (from Maximum Fun) publishes a tie-in graphic novel to their first season; the graphic novel hits third on the New York Times Best Sellers List: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/adventure-zone-graphic-novel-tops-new-york-times-trade-fiction-bestseller-list-1130198
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