I’m still not quite sure while I struggled to get my little recording accepted by Podbean. Just browsing for my file and then clicking “publish” didn’t work. Saving it as a draft on their site and then publishing it as a second step did work, although it initially took me to a blank screen. I think that perhaps it wasn’t really uploading my file initially, but who knows! Hopefully others won’t have trouble.
While some of the foreign language teachers at my school now make extensive use of Garageband to get students speaking the language more, I don’t foresee myself using podcasting much. That’s not to say that it won’t work with history courses. A colleague in the history department has kids prepare extensively for debates that are recorded as podcasts. It’s a major project for his course. I can’t put my finger on why, but it just doesn’t appeal to me.