eBook Links

Larry Ullman’s Tools for Writing and Self-Publishing “The Yii Book”
LifeHacker explains Markdown
Ian Hocking on Writing a Novel Using Markdown: Part One
Temper Thompson’s Kindle Publishing
Markdown Edit and MarkPad are free text editors for Markdown
Markdown Cheatsheet


Brand Properties (Others for Comparison)

Buzzsprout Public Site URL
YouTube (SPI, EOF, Blond AbroadCasey Neistat)
Soundcloud  (SPI, AskPat, EOF)
Stitcher (SPI, AskPat, EOFTheSuitcaseEntrepreneur)
iTunes (SPI, AskPat, EOF, TheSuitcaseEntrepreneur)
Instagram (Pat Flynn, John Lee Dumas, Tim Ferriss, Natalie Sisson, Blond Abroad)
Tumblr (EOF, Blond AbroadCasey Neistat)
Twitter (Pat Flynn, John Lee Dumas, Tim Ferriss, Natalie Sisson, Blond Abroad)
FB1, FB2 (SPI, EOfireJohn Lee DumasBlond Abroad, Suitcase Entrepreneur)
Google+ (Pat Flynn, SPI, John Lee Dumas, Tim Ferriss, Natalie Sisson)
Pinterest (Pat Flynn, John Lee Dumas, Tim Ferriss, Natalie Sisson, Blond Abroad)
Disqus (John Lee Dumas, Pat Flynn)

Flickr (Pat Flynn, Natalie Sisson)
Vimeo (Pat Flynn, Natalie Sisson, Blond Abroad, Podcast Websites?, Leo Babauta)
Reddit (Passive Income Thread on Reddit)

How to get a custom YouTube URL

How to get a custom Facebook URL

MP3 Export Settings (and other technical stuff) for Audacity

By Missionary Geek (See his examples of other MP3 tagging programs)
According to Buzzsprout
Recommended File Formats & Encoding on Libsyn
Richard Farrar writes that the BBC’s recommendations for podcast bit rates are:

  • MP3 Mono Speech: 64 kbps, 44.1 kHz, constant bit rate
  • MP3 Stereo Music: 128 kbps, 44.1 kHz, constant bit rate

Morris and Terra on page 136 of the first edition of Podcasting for Dummies decided to use The Dragon Page and its podcast as a benchmark:

  • Stereo, 64 kbps, 22kHz

Richard Farrar shows how to use winLAME to encode podcasts

Phone connector (audio)
How to use an audio mixer (soundboard)

Podcasting Links

JJ Jackson/IQE SoundcloudStitcher, iTunes
How to start a podcast by Pat Flynn
Publish Podcast to iTunes by Blubrry
Libsyn’s most basic plan is 50MB for $5 per month
Libsyn Vs Blubrry and other podcasting stuff at School of Podcasting
Blubrry has an affiliate plan and Libsyn does not except for a select few
Buzzsprout and Spreaker have free intro hosting plans
The Definitive Podcast Directory List which includes iHeartRadio
EOF is on iHeartRadio !
How To Submit Your Podcast To iTunes and Stitcher Radio by Podcast Fast
How to Design Stunning Podcast Cover Art That Stands Out in iTunes
Submitting Podcast to iTunes….
Podcast Connect Help and iTunes Connect
12 ways to use an iPad or Android tablet with podcasting
Podcast Equipment by Podcast Answer Man
Learn how to Podcast
John Lee Dumas Disquis
Search EOF’s Podcast Archive
EOFire’s How To Podcast: The Ultimate Guide to Podcasting
This guy flamed out after interviewing some big players.
And Evan Carmichael is a pretty big fish whom I’ve recently discovered.
Tim Ferriss Podcast Guests
Over at Kit.com, Tim Ferriss lists his podcasting gear and recording software


Their Podcasts are listed in these directories…….
Soundcloud (EOF, SPI, AskPat)
Stitcher (EOF, SPI, AskPat)
iTunes (EOF, SPI, AskPat)
iHeartRadio (EOF, SPI, AskPat)
DigitalPodcast (EOF Archives, SPI, AskPat)
Fluctu8 (EOF, SPI, AskPat)
LearnOutLoud (EOF, SPI, AskPat)
Podcastpedia (EOF, SPI, AskPat)
tunein (EOF, SPI, AskPat)
Podcast Chart (Social Triggers Insider)
Podbay (Social Triggers Insider)
Podbean (Social Triggers Insider)

Making MP3s with Dummy Audio

To export dummy audio for MP3s, copy-n-paste text such as Lorem Ipsum, KrugmanTimes, Post Modern Generator into Text2Speech (limited to 2 or 3 minute MP3) or FromTextToSpeech (much longer MP3).

Here’s a word scrambler/randomizer

Or log into SoundCloud to download foreign language MP3s to reverse and change speed by importing and exporting using Audacity.

Check out PDFtoMP3 and Zamzar

This and this are tools to download YouTube audio (like sound effects) into MP3 files.

Get Audacity to record Skype calls!

Finance Links

Invest in human capital:


Use ePermit in current master’s degree to take prereqs (such as ACC 9110 Financial Accounting) needed for Zicklin programs.  In the meantime, study for GRE or GMAT !