This week iTunes launched its podcast service, and I'm proud to say Pinky's Paperhaus is included. As are 2,999 other fabulous straight-to-you talk and music shows. All for free.
If you've been hearing about this podcast thing but not quite sure how to get one for yourself, iTunes just made it easier.
First, install the latest issue of iTunes, 4.9.
Open iTunes and go to the music store.
Click on the big graphic that says podcasts. It's purple.
You'll know you're in the right spot if the whole page is purple.
Scroll down a bit to the "Categories" section in the left column.
Click on "Arts & Entertainment," the first category.
There are three columns of text across the top. In the right column, click on "Books."
Aha, Pinky's Paperhaus!
Don't see it? It's right after KCRW's Bookworm, artist Michael Silverblatt.
To subscribe to Pinky's podcast (or Michael's), click on the "subscribe" button at the right.
Now new shows will be delivered right into your iTunes music folder when you open iTunes (apple has the whole story). I make sure my podcasts are nice little 10-15 minute excerpts of the 90-minute shows, so they don't take forever to download.
The next Pinky's Paperhaus podcast will be Tod Goldberg, followed by Swink's Samantha Marlow. You just missed Meghan Daum (damn!). Oh, don't worry, all the old shows are here.