If you were to google ‘inventor of the podcast’…’the first podcast’…that sort of inquiry…you will get pointed to the names ex-MTV VeeJay Adam Curry & computer geek David Winer. The year 2004 is given as the date of the FIRST podcast.
That is staggeringly accurate…if you overlook the fact that The World According To Rockett Podcast ran from…
1999 – 2002
Then a heart attack…changed the direction of my life! (I’m just now gettin’ back to it!)
Back to the story…
You suffering syphlytic suck-bags, stealers of fame & appropriators of proper credit!
Now…in all fairness…it wasn’t identified as a ‘podcast’ at the time. That term didn’t appear until 2004…AND, I only had 9 listeners. And I only had those because they had access to ISDN or T1 lines. It was a challenge watching my video podcasts for those with dial-up internet.
You see, after a nasty contract dispute at a radio station where fake-farewell pleasantries were exchanged…I decided to seek a new home for my #1 morning radio show. I chose this venue called the ‘internet’, you know…that thing Al Gore created.
There might have been a few ‘f*** you(s)” tossed about…on both sides. Someday, I’ll tell that story.
NONETHELESS…I was ‘podcasting’ years before these goobers! Then I stumble upon a Joe Rogan episode where he is fawning over Adam Curry & how much he owes him for paving the way.
Whoa! Hold up! I WANT REPARATIONS TOO!
Oh, I see…still, don’t believe me, do you? Well…be sure to keep an eye out for the RADIOPLEX episode, coming soon…and I’ll expose the TRUTH once & for all!
I AM the one & only Santy Clau…no, I mean…podfather…PODFATHER!
2004, my A$$!
WE SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT! SOON!