Jun 21 2006
The iLifeZone launched its first episode today and it’s available free of charge on iTunes. The iLifeZone is a radio magazine-style podcast featuring three popular hosts (Christopher Breen, Scott Bourne and Derrick Story) and a variety of well-known guests. Each show is approximately 30 minutes in length. The show is co-produced by Bourne Media Group in Seattle and PixelCorps in San Francisco.
The iLifeZone podcast is available three times per month on the first tenth and twentieth day of the month via RSS, iTunes and the web. The show format is light, fast-paced and entertaining and takes a how-to and information-rich approach that minimizes punditry and opinion and maximizes news, training and information. The hosts make a point of not taking themselves too seriously and listeners leave each show with practical knowledge.
The iLifeZone is sponsoring a blog design contest with more than USD$300 worth of prizes as part of its launch festivities.
About the show hosts:
Christopher Breen has significant editorial experience writing about Macs in MacUser, MacWEEK, and Macworld. He is currently the Senior Editor at Macworld Magazine and Editor In Chief at Playlist Magazine. He is the author of Macworldâ€™s wildly popular Mac 911 troubleshooting column. Breen is also Macworldâ€™s iPod guru, having penned five editions of Peachpit Press’ best-selling Secrets of the iPod and iTunes.
Breen regularly speaks about OS-X at industry events such as Macworld and various user group meetings. Breen is also a frequent guest on some of the most widely downloaded podcasts such as TWIT.
Scott Bourne is a pioneer in the digital media field. His work has appeared in countless magazines, books, newspapers, and on broadcast radio and television. Bourne is the founder of NetRadio Network and in 1995 and 1996, Website Magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people on the World Wide Web.
Bourne is regular contributor to the Oâ€™Reilly Network. Heâ€™s also publisher of several popular blogs including MyPhotoTricks.com, ApertureTricks.com and PodcastingTricks.com.
Bourne has also authored four books, including 88 Secrets to Photoshop for Photographers.
Derrick Story is a professional photographer and Macintosh expert. He created and oversees both the Mac DevCenter and O’Reilly Digital Media sites for O’Reilly Media. Derrick is a member of the conference faculty for Macworld Expo SF, and speaks regularly at a variety of technology events.
Story’s also the author of Digital Photography Hacks, Digital Photography Pocket Guide, 3rd Ed., and the PowerBook and iBook Fan Books. He co-authored the popular series, iPhoto: The Missing Manual with David Pogue, which is now in its fifth edition.
Story is also a regular contributer to Macworld Magazine.