Earlier this month, I launched a podcast called Twelve Minute Muse and what I've learned is that starting a Podcast is like learning a foreign language by immersion. My friend Devin inspired me to pursue starting one, and he rightly warned me about the steep learning curve. Devin started his podcast-- Connected Homeschooling about five months before I started mine, so he already knew about technical issues and necessary steps. It was great to have him as a resource to help with terminology and directional tips.
One of the tips Devin shared was to check out Pat Flynn's videos on Youtube. Pat's series was very helpful with the basic steps, from getting started all the way to publishing and tagging.
The 48 Days Group for Podcasting and New Media was another great resource for information and encouragement.
Over the last three weeks, I've learned not only new terms, but have also managed to build and connect pages, links and plug-ins that I had previously feared out of my ignorance. I'm not saying that the process is easy, but with so much support and information readily available, starting a podcast is very possible for anyone. The most important element is to have a vision and passion for your show. Once that's in place, step bravely into the realm of cyber-broadcasting!
Let me know if I can assist you with your project!