SOURCE: PodShow

March 28, 2006 08:00 ET

PodShow Adds Four Fan-Favorite Podcasts to PodShow Podcast Network; MadPod Shows Hit Home With PodShow Audience

Award-Winning Producer & Hosts Bring MadPod's Rare Celebrity Interviews to the Largest Network of Independent Podcasts

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 28, 2006 -- PodShow, Inc., the premier brand in podcasting, today announced that MadPod.com, the creators of the MadPod, PetsOnBoard, Dummycast and Techy2 podcasts, have joined the PodShow Podcast Network, bringing new, entertaining, informative and humorous podcasts to the premier network of independently produced audio and video content. MadPod, the flagship show from this production group, has interviewed over 50 celebrities in nearly 140 episodes, including candid on-the-street interviews from the biggest stars in music, television and film.

"In my career in TV and radio, I have seen some of the most interesting and entertaining portions of celebrity interviews end up on the cutting room floor," said Adam Curry, Co founder and President, Podshow, Inc. "MadPod takes what can't or won't be used and let's us all in on the secret. It's a great way to know more about what makes celebrities tick -- and it makes for one of the funniest and most entertaining shows on our network."

The MadPod show hosts and producers have been honored by numerous broadcast industry bodies for award-winning productions, and the MadPod podcasts are consistently recognized by listener polls and peer reviews as some of the most innovative and highly produced podcasts.

"Having experienced success in creating groundbreaking radio and television programming, I am excited to be involved with a company that will enable me to take my creative spirit to the next level... no filtering... no format restrictions," said J.A. Donnelly, MadPod, Producer and Host. "PodShow is providing the technical support that I need to deliver the highest quality content, as well as the network power to help me build and my audience and monetize my properties."

Recent additions to the PodShow Podcast Network now enjoy promotion and feature placement across a network of millions of listeners in PodShow's leading directories, communities and listener destinations -- PodShow.com, Podcast Alley, indiePodder.org, Podsafe Music Network, Sirius Satellite Radio Channel 102 and PodFinder for iTunes. Additionally, these shows are delivered from PodShowPDN, the first, truly high-performance content delivery network meeting the specific needs of podcasting.

About MadPod

MadPod.com, hosted and produced by James A. Donnelly, www.moonvideo.com, features a weekly celebrity Interview from Musicologist Shadoe Steele. MadPod is a global podcasting phenomenon, having subscribers in nearly eighty countries. MadPod.com produces a variety of podcasts, including: PetsOnBoard.com (www.petsonboard.com), originally created in 1996, is one of the first online pet adoption web sites, Dummycast.com, video podcast (www.dummycast.com) and Techy2.com (www.techy2.com). MadPod producer JA Donnelly has worked on dozens of television productions and is a member of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) and The American Society for Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). Donnelly recently added two 2005 Telly Awards to career honors that include 2 Emmys, 1 Iris Award, 11 Addy Awards.

About PodShow, Inc.

The PodShow Podcast Network is the premier network in podcasting, assembling the leading communities in podcasting, as well as a host of the most popular personalities and podcasts in podcasting. PodShow also offers professional production and directory services to major media companies and traditional businesses. PodShowPDN is the first high-performance content delivery network meeting the specific needs of podcasting, delivering a comprehensive creation, production, delivery and monetization solution for independent podcasters and mainstream media companies. PodShow makes podcasts more accessible to a growing legion of listeners, provides resources for podcast producers, and enables marketers to take part in the podcast explosion. The company has greatly simplified the podcasting experience for artists, producers and listeners alike. PodShow is a privately held company, backed by leading venture capital firms Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Sequoia Capital and Sherpalo Ventures. For more, visit: http://www.podshow.com, and for all queries visit: http://www.podshow.com/contactus.html.

PodShow, Podsafe Music Network, PodShowPDN and Podcast Alley are trademarks of PodShow, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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