Matt Schichter Launches the First Podcast: "The BackStage Pass"


In October 2003 Matt Schichter launched his weekly chat show, The BackStage Pass. This show broadcast over the Internet is considered the first podcast.

 "B.B. KingThird Eye BlindGavin DeGrawThe Beach Boys, and Jason Mraz were notable guests the first season. The hour long radio show was recorded live, transcoded to 16kbit/s audio for dial-up online streaming. Despite a lack of a commonly accepted identifying name for the medium at the time of its creation, The Backstage Pass which became known as Matt Schichter Interviews[15] is commonly believed to be the first podcast to be published online."

In The Guardian in February 2004, journalist Ben Hammersley suggested the term "podcasting" as a name for the nascent technology.[33] The term is a portmanteau of "iPod' and "broadcast."

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