Podcast usability pet peeve #1 – if you run a radio-type podcast featuring music you MUST use chapters.
I love your show – I love discovering new music and I’ve found that your show is one of the best ways to do it. But it’s really frustrating to hear something I want to check out only to not know what it is. Sorry, I’m not fully paying attention to your show – I’m at work.
I understand that this means abandoning MP3. If you don’t want to do that, just put a time-stamp into your show’s comments for each track. If I can take a look at your show’s comments and get what I want that way that’s way better than thinking I missed out on something great because I didn’t know what I was listening to.
Offenders? You probably know who you are, but here are a couple:
You should think more like these guys, who do it right:
<ul> <li><a href="http://www.xlr8r.com/podcast">XLR8R</a></li> <li><a href="http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=73663807">iTunes New Music Tuesday</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.indiefeed.com">indiefeed</a> (ok, barely counts because it's one track at a time)</li>
Bonus points if you can get a link in there for me to buy it from your affiliate. Yes, you deserve a cut because without you I may never have found it.