The “history” of Podcasting is a fascinating subject. Folk will debate this one till the cows some home. Whatever you do, don't learn Podcasting's history from anyone who wasn't part of it – you're too close to the genesis to make such a silly mistake. Wikipedia? Great idea but, … no.
First of all, a suggestion: You want leverage in this space? Know where this stuff came from. Those who don't learn from history … you know the rest. Hard to learn from history if you don't even know it.
Now the reality: Most of the people who made this history are more than willing to share it.
- Geoghegan's brilliant interviews with some of the original makers is still up at the Podcast Solutions Blog. Those remain on my iPod and should stay on your PMP as well.
- Speaking of Geoghegan, his recent blog posting on the history of Podcasting is what got me to post this. The article he points to is solid, because the pioneers confirm it as such.
- Adam Curry's short history is here.
- With Podcast Expo only a few days away, I can't help but also point to this interview with Tim Bourquin, the founder of Podcast Expo.