Relaxation by Inner Health Studio is a free relaxation podcast where you can access new relaxation downloads automatically. This page contains information on what podcasts are, and how to create your own.
If you are already familiar with podcasting, you may want to proceed to these pages:
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Relaxation by Inner Health Studio Podcast Relaxation by Inner Health Studio is a podcast for relaxation audio, including techniques such as progressive muscle relaxation, visualization, guided imagery, autogenics, sleep relaxation, and more. Featuring a new relaxation download each week.
If you are not familiar with podcasting, read on...
A podcast is "an episodic program delivered via the Internet..." It can consist of audio, video, documents, or a combination of these (from Apple's FAQs for Podcast Fans).
In other words, a podcast is a broadcast of audio, video, or written information over the internet.
Media is distributed via a feed, which organizes content into podcast format.
You can subscribe using a podcatcher (the software that allows you to subscribe to a feed and download content automatically), such as iTunes or PodcastPickle.
For example, Inner Health Studio's weekly relaxation podcast, entitled Relaxation by Inner Health Studio, is distributed via Libsyn. Once a week, a new relaxation script becomes available in audio (and sometimes video) format. If you subscribe to this relaxation podcast in iTunes, new episodes will download automatically into your iTunes library every week.
Here's how to make your own podcast for free.
Start by creating your own unique content. Don't use content from anywhere else. Make your audio recordings using the recording software of your choice. Save the files as MP3s. Then you are ready to begin making a podcast.
If you want to be able to sell audio or otherwise make money, you will need to use paid file hosting. I use Libsyn for my podcast. My audio is hosted there, and I distribute my podcast via Libsyn. This eliminates the need for Blogger, ourmedia.org, and Feedburner listed below. Libsyn does everything these do. The reason for using the multiple sites listed below is to make a free podcast (Libsyn is a paid service with a monthly fee).
First (just need to do this once):
- start a blog in Blogger
- open a free file hosting account at ourmedia.org
- burn a feed at feedburner.com based on the blog (this makes media file enclosures for podcasts and makes the blog posts into a feed that people can subscribe to)
- in feedburner, add all of the podcast information (title, general description, logo, etc)
- submit the feed to iTunes, PodcastPickle, and other podcast directories (do this once you have some episodes). This allows potential listeners to find your podcast.
For each episode:
- save the audio or video file to ourmedia.org and archive.org via spinXpress (the link explains how to do this).
- copy the link to the file from archive.org, and compose a new blogger post that includes the link. The text in your post works as the description for the episode.