Late last year I announced in DesignGeek that David Blatner (my co-author for InDesign CS/CS2 Breakthroughs) and I were starting our own podcast called InDesign Secrets:
So here it is a couple months later, a half-dozen episodes under our belts, and let me tell you it's going great! What a blast! I never knew it'd be so much fun to do this, nor did I realize how much other people might enjoy hearing us go back and forth on cool InDesign tips and tricks. (We've received a ton of e-mail feedback, and often answer user questions "on the air.").
I think what makes our podcast so lively is that there's two of us, and the fun we have talking about InDesign together comes through loud and clear. There's a lot of laughter and good-natured teasing. We don't take ourselves too seriously, but there's very little fluff. We jump right in to the content of the secrets we want to share in each episode and thoroughly cover a bunch of topics, one right after the other.
For the past few podcasts (each one is about 20 minutes long), we added a new segment to end of the show called the "Obscure Indesign Feature of the Week." You know, little nooks and crannies of the program that most people seldom use and maybe even puzzle over, like the Hyphenation Slider or the Control palette's Horizontal Cursor Position field (bet you didn't even know InDesign *had* a Horizontal Cursor Position field, let alone what you'd use it for!). And we enjoy the occasional dig at InDesign or Adobe themselves.
A full breakdown of each podcast's topics and a direct link to the .mp3 files (so you can listen in your web browser) is on our podcast page:
Most people are subscribing via iTunes, which is a free download from Apple.com for Macs or Windows. To suscribe in iTunes, you can just search the Music Store for "InDesign Secrets" (or our names) and it should come up. You could also just click on the "subscribe in iTunes" link on our podcast page above, which will automatically add it to your copy of iTunes.
If you want to be notified when new episodes have been posted (instead of checking iTunes every day), just type in your e-mail address on our indesignsecrets.com home page.
People are into it. When we look at our show statistics, we're amazed that thousands of people are listening, considering we've barely publicized it, other than me mentioning it in DesignGeek once. (Now, twice.) If you're one them, thanks for listening!