I've been thinking of producing podcasts for my various websites, and I don't particularly want to host them on free podcast sites. So I spoke to my regular host who have never let me down, and they tell me I need a dedicated server. Their cheapest server is around $125 per month. I'm sure the service will be excellent, but I don't have that kind of budget for podcasts that I'll be giving away.
So, I have two choices, either find a sponsor, or find an alternative host that offers a much cheaper service. The podcasts I'll be producing will be documentaries about Southern Spain and sound recordings for people learning English. I expect each podcast could be around 10-15 minutes at 128kbs.
Is anyone else creating podcasts and hosting them privately? If so, how are you doing it, and what do you advise for hosting?