The first YouTube video was a pretty great success, thanks in no small part to a generous linky-linky from my close personal friend Phil Plait, aka the Bad Astronomer. It quickly reached about 1000 hits, and lots of folks said some nice things, so: cool.
But there have been a bunch of requests to publish it as a video podcast in addition to a YouTube channel. The obvious advantage of YouTube is that you just upload the bloody thing and then bob’s your uncle.
I’m no expert on Cockney slang, but here I’m interpreting “Bob’s your uncle” to mean “You won’t get hit with a $3,500 hosting bill because your 40-megabyte .MP4 video unexpectedly got Slashdotted and was downloaded 5,000 times” Which admittedly isn’t the sort of thing you’d expect a chimneysweep to say, but there you go.
So here’s your chance to chime in. If you feel strongly one way or the other about a vodcast of these things, let me know in comments.