6 episodes

Preserve This Podcast is an Andrew W. Mellon grant-funded project hosted by the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) to help podcasters protect their work against the threats of digital decay.

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    • 5.0, 15 Ratings

Preserve This Podcast is an Andrew W. Mellon grant-funded project hosted by the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) to help podcasters protect their work against the threats of digital decay.

    Episode 5: RSS Resuscitations

    Episode 5: RSS Resuscitations

    Podcasts rely on RSS feeds for distribution. But what happens when podcasters stop paying for RSS hosting? How can we keep podcasts accessible? In this episode, Molly Schwartz and Sarah Nguyen explore options for free self-hosting for the Preserve This Podcast podcast. Featuring Dave Winer, Jason Scott, Elsie Escobar, and Brad Smith. Find out more, download our zine, and RSVP to our traveling workshops at [preservethispodcast.org].

    • 20 min
    Ep4: Metadata Meta-awareness

    Ep4: Metadata Meta-awareness

    Metadata makes podcast files accessible. Follow Kaytlin Bailey, host of the Oldest Profession podcast, as she tries to make little-known histories of sex work accessible, now and in the future. We will cover MP3 ID3 tags, episode descriptions, transcripts, and how machine learning will affect podcast discovery. Featuring host and producer Molly Schwartz, and archivists Dana Gerber-Margie and Mary Kidd. Find out more, download our zine (p.12), and RSVP to our traveling workshops at [preservethispodcast.org].

    • 26 min
    Episode 3: Back it up

    Episode 3: Back it up

    Get ready for the digital storage showdown! Nearly everyone has a hard drive horror story. If you listen to this podcast, you won’t be one of them. In this episode we work with Amanda McLoughlin and Eric Silver, two indie podcasters working with the Multitude production collective. We go over the best techniques for backing up files, from hard drives to RAIDs to cloud storage. Find out more, download our zine (p.10), and RSVP to our traveling workshops at [preservethispodcast.org].

    • 14 min
    Episode 2: Get Organized

    Episode 2: Get Organized

    The first step in preserving a podcast is to get organized! For this episode we work with Dan Weissman, the producer of a podcast called An Arm and a Leg, on organizing his files. We cover folder structures, file naming conventions, and the challenges of navigating digital oceans of stuff. Find out more, download our zine, and RSVP to our traveling workshops at [preservethispodcast.org].

    • 16 min
    Episode 1: Time to Take Notice

    Episode 1: Time to Take Notice

    Alice Y. Hom is an oral historian who is trying to turn the interviews she’s collected into a new podcast, called Historically Queer. But even though Alice has devoted her life to preserving overlooked pieces of history, she has no idea how to preserve her podcast. Find out more, download our zine, and RSVP to our workshops at [preservethispodcast.org].

    • 14 min
    Prologue: Podcasts are Disappearing

    Prologue: Podcasts are Disappearing

    “The Podsucker” is a machine that Jason Scott built in his basement 15 years ago. Jason was trying to capture all the podcasts -- before they disappear. Preserve This Podcast is a series about how podcasts are disappearing. And what podcasters can do to save them. Follow along with our podcast preservation exercises by downloading the zine at preservethispodcast.org.

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

AkaDimix_ ,

Don’t let your Work be lost

This podcast will save you a lot of heartache if you’re a podcaster!

anitramm ,

Not just for podcasters!

These five episodes go a long way to help podcasters organize and ultimately preserve their files, but let me just say, as someone who does not have a podcast, that the organizational plans discussed on Preserve This Podcast are useful to anyone who has a desktop full of folders, Word docs, PDFs, etc. And even if meta data is something you're generally not dealing with daily, isn't it nice to finally understand them?

OstiumPodcast ,

If You're a Podcaster, You Need to Listen to This!

I consider myself a pretty organized person and up on technology and how to run and maintain my podcast. So when I was recommended this new show, Preserve This Podcast, I thought it probably wouldn't be that useful.

Boy was I wrong! I tore through the five available episodes real fast, and while I already have a number of the techniques in place to "preserve my podcast" (Ostium), there were many more ways and ideas I learned about that were just fascinating and made a lot of sense.

It's a short-run show with some very informative and useful episodes. If you do anything in podcasting, you will most certainly benefit from listening to this show.

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