I do have a couple of questions and would appreciate your opinions.
For the first time, this podcast (audio interview) was uploaded directly to this newsletter's web site. Past podcasts were always uploaded to another online podcast hosting service and any articles I posted in the newsletter about the podcast contained links to the other podcast hosting service. For the first time, today's podcast is actually hosted on http://blog.eogn.com
This newsletter is hosted on Typepad, an online blogging service that I think is great. Some time ago, Typepad added the ability to host podcasts directly in the newsletter but I have not used that option until today. My question is: Did this work for you?
Are you able to listen to the podcast? When you click on the link in the article, that should should launch an MP3 audio player in your Windows, Macintosh, or Linux system and, within a few seconds, you should hear the audio interview being played in your computer's speakers. My next question is: Did that work for you?
Next, some people prefer to listen to podcasts while jogging or while commuting or at any other convenient time by using an Apple iPod or other MP3 music player. That should be easy to accomplish with the new method of posting podcasts. First, open http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2010/04/podcast-an-interview-with-david-rencher-about-the-ngs-conference-in-salt-lake-city.html in a web browser of your choice. Next, open iTunes in another window. Finally, click on the link shown in the web browser that says "David_Rencher_Interview_2001_04-19," hold the mouse button down, then "drag" that link to iTunes. That copies the file to your iTunes library and the audio file will then be copied to your iPad or other attached MP3 music player.
MP3 players from other manufacturers may have slightly different instructions but the process should be similar.
My second question is: Did the "copy to iTunes" process work for you?
Please post your answers in the comments section below. The above instructions worked for me but I am very interested in YOUR successes and/or failures. Your comments and suggestions will help decide the method to be used for future podcasts.