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Now Playing on Apple's iTunes: Adult-Oriented Podcasts

Monty Solomon (
Mon, 25 Jul 2005 12:05:17 -0400


Now available for download through iTunes: raunchy sex banter, erotic
storytelling sessions and reviews of pornographic Web sites.

Last month, Apple Computer Inc.'s online music store launched a
directory of podcasts -- audio shows that can be downloaded free from
the Internet and usually feature amateurs discussing mainstream topics
like cars, sports and independent music. At the same time, it also
opened its doors to a racier genre of audio files that some are
calling "porncasts."

With names like "Fetish Flame" and "Open Source Sex," the adult
podcasts are often created by self-proclaimed sex experts who have
cheap recording software, a bit of free time and little or nothing in
the way of professional radio experience. Many of the rambling audio
shows focus on the creators' sex lives, often punctuated with
stutters, long pauses and the occasional, "Um, so, what should we talk
about next?"

As podcasting reaches a more mainstream audience, the more risque
audio shows -- and Apple's role in distributing them -- could come
under greater scrutiny. Apple declined to say whether any of its users
have complained about the adult podcasts, which can be downloaded by
anyone regardless of age. The company said it could potentially pull
programs that it deems too explicit, but declined to say whether it
has done so yet.,,SB112199964473193071-PlD_16_et2OXq_Q0GzYmLpopmT4_20060725,00.html

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