The youngest podcaster?
Tonight I had quite a delightful experience watching my 10 year old son Alex get excited about podcasting. He ended up creating a “radio show” about video gaming using Garageband and made me his first interview (I shared with he and his listeners my early experiences with videogames).
He was really in his element and running the gear well and he was flying-by-the-seat-of-his-pants (i.e., no script) and received remarkably little coaching by me. I encouraged him on certain elements (doing a bumper at the beginning; having a slight music transition between segments; fade-in and fade-out on music, etc.) but he did 90% all by himself.
As I watched him assemble his show, I was struck once again by how much further he is cognitively and experientially with technology than I was at 10 years of age (the most sophisticated thing *I* was doing at 10 was reading Hardy Boys books by the dozens). I get pretty pumped thinking about where he’ll be by the time he hits college age and where the technology will be at that point.
About Steve Borsch
Connecting the Dots Podcast
Podcasting hit the mainstream in July of 2005 when Apple added podcast show support within iTunes. I'd seen this coming so started podcasting in May of 2005 and kept going until August of 2007. Unfortunately was never 'discovered' by national broadcasters, but made a delightfully large number of connections with people all over the world because of these shows. Click here to view the archive of my podcast posts.