ReddiCast Episode 1 available for download

Now although I’ve already ventured into the world of podcasting through participation on the TTCS podcast, I’ve also wanted to be involved in the full process which includes editing, as well as speak about some topics that were a little outside the “local computing topics” realm of TTCS’s podcast.
So thus was born the ReddiCast. Episode 1 was recorded yesterday and edited today and is now available for download. Playing time is about 10 or 11 minutes. Filesize is about 5MB.
Get ReddiCast Episode 1 here!
Here are my shownotes:
Topic: Open Source File Sharing Applications
Applications reviewed:
Ares Galaxy
Notes: Background music downloaded from CCMixter
Under Creative Commons License
1st background song: Phoenix by Shockshadow
2nd background song: Bingo Bingo Babe by HPP/G3
There’s an RSS feed as well, for those who use iPodder or other podcasting RSS aggregateor. I’m not sure how well it works yet, since the whole “feeds” concept is still pretty new to me from the developer perspective, so please feel free to comment or e-mail me if there are any issues with the feed.


  1. Ravi Oct 3

    Hey Nissan,

    Sounds good – pretty slick. Two quick things

    – you left out my favourite file-sharing app, Limewire which is not only open-source but runs the same on Mac, Linux and Windows.
    – BitTorrent is not really a good app to evade detection by the RIAA et al. In a way it is actually much worse than regular P2P software since every downloader is an uploader and so far only uploaders have been the target of lawsuits. It also makes no effort to hide or mask the users IP address or the file he is downloading. I remember Bram Cohen saying something similar in an interview.

    Now if freenet ( ) were to become viable, that would change things.

  2. Redditech Oct 3

    Hey Ravi, firstly, I had to limit myself to 3 apps in the interest of time of the podcast, so I chose the 3 I use most of the time. Perhaps if I get enough e-mails/comments for more info on P2P I’ll do a part 2 and have it in that listing?
    Yeh, BitTorrent does have some issues with privacy, but it is really efficient, which I like, plus I’ve used Azureus which is why I could talk about it. I’ll take a look at Freenet, sounds interesting…

  3. Anil Ramnanan Oct 4

    Great Work. I did find the audio level to be a bit low but otherwise I though it was well done.

    As for BitTorrent, as far as I know it is the only P2P technology that is being widely adopted as a legitimate distribution method for software, audio and video.

  4. Georgia Popplewell Oct 4


    But is the trackback function on your site working? I posted about the launch of Reddicast at yesterday and it should have pinged you, but it doesn’t look like it has. . .

    Keep up the good work,

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