As podcasting has continued to grow, so have the number of services popping up to serve podcast producers. The latest entrant to this field is Epishow. And while many other services focus on one aspect of the podcasting process (voice recording, editing, distribution, etc.), Epishow is aiming to be a true all-in-one podcasting service that promises to let you record, edit, and distribute your audio on a single platform.
On its homepage, Epishow asks, “Want to record your own podcast, but have no idea where to start? That’s where we come in. We’ll teach you the basics, and get you up and going fast.” From there, Epishow suggests that there’s no longer any need to coordinate with guests over Skype, Google Hangouts or other VoIP platforms. Just log into Epishow, send the session URL to your guest, and hit the record button. When the recording is finished, Epishow will give your audio files. You can either edit them using your favorite digital audio software or you can use Epishow’s built-in editor to “trim, cut, paste and move your sound clips so you can get it just right.”
For distribution, Epishow says, “Create shows, guest pages, and show notes with 0 effort. Use WordPress or go it alone.” I’m not entirely sure what that means but it sounds like you can either use Epishow to host files you link to from your own website or you can possibly use Epishow to host your podcast site instead. Either way, the editing and distribution services are currently in alpha testing so it’ll probably be awhile before those features are ready for all users.
It’s free to create an account with Epishow and try out the company’s voice recording feature. No word yet on whether or not Epishow will be charging for its services in the future.