The 100th Podcast to ever be created. 4th July 1995 (Podcasts were rare while 2003)

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Eps 40: The 100th Podcast to ever be created. 4th July 1995 (Podcasts were rare while 2003)

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The podcast discusses the history of podcasts, noting that the 100th podcast was created on the 4th of July in 1995. At the time, podcasts were rare and not widely known about until around 2003. The host reflects on the evolution and impact of podcasts since their early days.

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Lisa Reed

Lisa Reed

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Welcome to the 100th episode of our podcast, where we delve into the history and evolution of podcasts. On this special occasion, we rewind the clock back to the very first podcast ever created on July 4th, 1995. Back then, podcasts were a rare and novel concept, with only a handful of tech-savvy individuals experimenting with this new form of digital media.

In 1995, before the age of smartphones and widespread internet access, podcasts were not even called "podcasts" yet. They were known as "audio blogs" or "web-based audio shows" and were mainly distributed through websites or emailed links to audio files. The content varied from personal musings to interviews and discussions on various topics, but the audience was limited due to the lack of awareness and infrastructure.

Fast forward to 2003, the year that marked the birth of the term "podcast" and the rise in popularity of this medium. With the release of Apple's iTunes software, users could easily subscribe to and download podcasts onto their iPods, making it convenient to listen to their favorite shows on the go. Suddenly, podcasts became more accessible and mainstream, leading to a boom in content creation and listenership.

As podcasts gained traction, more diverse voices and perspectives were heard, covering a wide range of topics from true crime to comedy to self-help. The ease of production and distribution allowed anyone with something to say to start their own show and reach a global audience. This democratization of media opened up new opportunities for creativity and storytelling, paving the way for a podcasting revolution.

Today, podcasts have become a ubiquitous form of entertainment and education, with millions of shows available on various platforms. From independent creators to established media companies, the podcasting landscape continues to grow and evolve, offering something for everyone. As we celebrate the 100th podcast ever created, let us reflect on how far we have come and look forward to the exciting future of this dynamic medium. Thank you for joining us on this journey, and here's to many more episodes to come.