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12 January 2006


Niall Cook

Neville, I pride myself in having no particular political affiliation, but I do feel the need to stick up for the recently-ousted leader of the Liberal Democrats, Charles Kennedy, on this issue (unlike many of his colleagues, quite clearly).

You see, Charles Kennedy was podcasting back in May last year. His campaign site is no longer available, but it still appears in Google's search results (redirecting to the party home page) and the feed is still there as evidence.

So, like everything else that comes from the Lib Dems, nobody seems to have noticed...


Interesting, Niall, thanks. So Charles Kennedy as a party leader was the first to do a podcast. So much for believing what you read in the newspapers ;)

I found all the podcasts you mention, from April and May 2005, at Podcasting News -


Six MP3 files, all downloadable.

I wonder why the Telegraph didn't know about this, ie, they said Cameron is the first party leader to do a podcast. Can't be political bias, surely not :)

Stuart Mudie

I'm sure you must have also seen that Loic Le Meur carried out a video podcast interview of French Interior Minister and Presidential hopeful Nicolas Sarkozy in December.

- http://www.loiclemeur.com/france/2005/12/nicolas_sarkozy_1.html

Niall Cook

In the race to be first, the truth rarely matters.


Indeed, Niall.

Stuart, thanks for pointing that one out. I'd read Loic's English-language post when he posted the interview:

Also, Business Week feature about it:

Clearly a trend for European politicians. In the UK and France at least. Who's next?

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