Podcast Episode 001 - Our First Podcast!

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By Kevin Michaluk on 11 Feb 2008 08:24 pm EST
"You are now listening to, home of the #1 Podcast for BlackBerry Users (& Abusers!), with your hosts, the Addict and the Expert, Kevin Michaluk & Craig Johnston!"

Well here it is folks, our very first Podcast. After a year of talking about it, I finally got off my butt BlackBerry, found a Kick Ass Crack co-host for the show, and we got Episode #1 recorded.

Episode #1 is pretty grassroots, but I think we have the ingredients to develop into a top notch podcast. At least that's the plan! We're already halfway there with Craig onboard - he is a BlackBerry expert and experienced podcaster (with a wicked radio voice). On the other hand, I'm a complete newbie to podcasting with a radio presence that still needs some a lot of refinement, but I'm a dedicated CrackBerry addict and that at least has to count for something! Podcasts will be recorded every second Sunday, and will be available for listening come Monday. We'll aim for the shows to be 45 - 60 minutes in length, and we'll cover the news, share our opinions, interview guests, have some fun contests, talk some BlackBerry Crack and Smartphone Smack and we hope you come along for the ride! Show notes and credits after the jump!

Listen to Podcast: Episode 001

Show Details:

  • Recorded: February 10th, 2008
  • Show Length: 59m49s
  • File Size: 34.3MB

Big Thanks To:

  • Dieter Bohn - for bringing me up to speed with the ins and outs of getting a podcast going and for answering every question I had. You can listen to Dieter's podcasts regularly at and
  • Kenley Kristofferson - for the Saturday afternoon crash-course in using Garage Band and for doing some impromptu voiceovers. Be sure to check out Kenley's podcast - he runs the only Podcast dedicated to the Academic Study of Video Game Music at
  • Craig Johnston - for joining the Crack Team and for teaching me the wisdom of his ways. Be sure to check out Craig's podcast at You'll be hearing lots from Craig in the months and years ahead!

Show Notes/Links: News

BlackBerry News

      Quick Software News

      Topics: Podcasts

      Reader comments Podcast Episode 001 - Our First Podcast!


      Great work with the podcast. Excellent use of the Garageband features. Being a Mac guy, and a former audio podcast host (now into video), I definately give the good ole pat-on-the-back from Steve Jobs. Look forward to more of these

      The mp3 file size is 34.3 megabytes - it's a big file.

      Best thing to do for BlackBerry listening is to download onto your computer, and then transfer over onto your BlackBerry's Media card via USB and listen from there.

      Can't really OTA download that big of a file and I don't think there is a good Podcast streaming service available.

      Good job guys! A great start for the podcast, been a fan of MCA since the round robin, so for me Craig was a shoe in as a co-host, look forward to more..possible even an interview ...hint! hint! Kevin lmao!!

      Sounds really good. Can't wait until the next one!

      BTW - Suggestion for a Podcast Name "Crack Attack - Unleashing your Crackberry" or "Crackberries Unleashed - Your universal guide to everything Blackberry"

      For those wondering if you can actually get the podcast OTA directly to your BB, the answer is you can. I use this product called AudioBay which is an on-BlackBerry podcatcher.

      One caveat is that you probably want to schedule the audo-downloads to happen when your device is being charged otherwise it will run out of battery power.
      If your BB has Wi-Fi you can even set it to auto-download via Wi-Fi which is MUCH quicker.

      a la Horshack-- (and yes, I know I am dating myself, but who else would have me?)
      oo! oo! oo! Details please?????

      I liked your excitement when you sequed.... :)
      I'm very excited myself for this podcast.
      Podcast name idea:
      "Crack Addicts" ...don't get stuck in the arbitrary, feed your addiction in your Podcast CrackBerry!

      I know it's a little cheesy but MAN do I like the cheese! :)
      ...mmmmmmm.....smoked Gouda...........

      Congrats on your new podcast !!!!!

      I just came across it and am downloading the first 2 shows...I am looking forward to listening....I have subscribed with my iTunes...I am a new BB person---got my BB 8130 in December and really love it....having problems with the "memory leak" situation, but nothing really major yet....ok need to go now.

      Again, GOOD LUCK with the podcast !!!!!


      I recently added the Crackberry podcast to my iTunes Library Subscription list and started listening from show #1. Although I consider myself to be relatively "techno savvy", I wanted to learn everything possible by listening from the ground up (show one to present). You guys taught me how to dial with the BB keypad!!! See?!! This old podcast taught me a new trick (new to me anyways). Keep up the great work and I'll continue to listen! :)

      Wow, Was curious about the earlier years here so I am investigating the site.....Great chat here. At 20 min the conversation turns to the carriers not wanting to push out the updates due to wanting to sell a new device with updated os......sadly. 2013 still the Thank you for being here! CrackBerry rocks!