I am presently a frustrated podcaster. A colleague and I have taken over a podcasting project from a librarian who left for another position a couple of months ago. We got up to speed on the basics of audio editing, no problem. The library even bought us a Macbook so we could use Garageband and Podcast Maker.
Then we had to get accounts set up on the server where the podcast files are. This was much more complicated than it needed to be. The IT guy who administered the account needed details from us that we didn't have. I tried to get people who might have the info talking to one another instead of using me as a conduit, which didn't seem to work very well. Finally someone dug up an old e-mail that had the needed details, and this week we got accounts set up.
So now I'm trying to set up Podcast Maker to upload the files I've had sitting around for a while. I've got no information about how the feed was set up previously, so I'm guessing at the settings until I can figure it out. Hopefully one of our IT guys has another e-mail saved from the previous setup.
This should not be this complicated.
If I'd known how long and how much trouble this would be, I'd have just started over from scratch instead of trying to take over the old feed. I may yet... Fortunately this is an experimental first run, and we're basically archiving events for an internal audience. Once we work out the kinks and find an easier setup, I have ideas for podcasts for public consumption.