I've been doing this podcasting gig since April of 2005 and one thing that remains constant is that podcasters from places other than North America are very well represented. Given North America's population and relative disregard for the best interests of its consumers, it seems that most new Internet technologies take hold here first.
Not so with podcasting, though. Since day one there has been a seemingly disproportionate (sp?) amount of Aussies and Brits involved in the field and that remains true today.
Take Ireland Tourism, for example (yes, I know the Irish are neither Australian nor British, but you get my point). They've put together a contest with the winner receiving a one-week all expenses paid trip to Ireland to podcast about their experiences as a tourist for Discover Ireland.
Tell us why you would like to travel to Ireland and learn to be a good podcaster for Tourism Ireland’s “Your Very Own Ireland” contest and you could be one of three winners of a one-week tour to the Island of Ireland for two this fall – including round-trip airfare, accommodations, ground transportation, a sleek MP3 player and logistical support in Ireland to produce your own podcast.
Via Podcasting News