Big, huge thanks to C.C. Chapman, who mentioned using the iPhone app iTalk on Managing the Gray. Podcasting from my iPhone? I was intrigued! Could it be that the quality could be tolerable, even good?
So I ran home, downloaded the app to the phone and the syncing feature to the laptop. I recorded a short segment in a coffee shop with terrible acoustics--hardwood floors, bare walls, background holiday carols--in short, an echo chamber. When I got home, I turned on the syncing function on the laptop, and the aiff file was Bluetoothed right over. See what you think:
Heidi's iTalk Test
I hear a lot of sibilants on the s's; what do you think? It might do in a pinch, but I'm not convinced I'd podcast this way.