Adam Curry was born on this day, 3rd September, 1964.
Often called The Father of Podcasting, Curry was an innovator in the development and promotion of podcasting. He produces and presents a podcast named Daily Source Code.
Although Curry did not invent the podcasting technology, he was one of the first to create a successful podcast show. He is a prominent figure in podcasting promotion and he was a key figure at BloggerCon 2004, held at Stanford Law School. Media interviewers and others often refer to Curry as "the podfather".
"Every new medium needs a celebrity, and Curry is happy to fill that role," noted Annalee Newitz when she interviewed Curry for Wired.
Curry founded PodShow, Inc., along with business partner, Ron Bloom, in January 2005. Venture capitalists Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Capital have invested nearly $9 million into PodShow. PodShow is a podcast promotions and advertising company that encompasses the Podshow Podcast Network, the Podcast Delivery Network (launched on July 4, 2006), and the Podsafe Music Network. Some of Podshow's top podcasts are Curry's own Daily Source Code, The Dawn and Drew Show and GeekBrief.TV.
As of June 2005, Curry hosts a show on Sirius Satellite Radio, entitled Adam Curry's PodShow, runs from 6 to 10 p.m. EST on weekdays and features "The Best of Podcasting". Also in June of 2005 he started the iTunes podcast PodFinder, a guide to podcasts for new listeners.
Adam Curry Keynote Speech at Gnomedex 2005
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