Good friend Evo Terra from The Dragon Page and Podiobooks.com fame also a while ago wrote Podcasting For Dummies with Tee Morris. I haven't had a chance to pick up the book until today, but when I did I found this:

Chapter 17: Top Ten Most Influential People In Podcasting

Ray Slakinski and August Trometer

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Ray And August are more than just the creators of iPodderX These guys genuinely care about propelling podcasting forward, and they walk the walk by building the tools and services necessary to keep up (and help shape) the continually shifting nature of podcasting. These two guys are true innovators and see their role in podcasting as something more than just helping you pull MP3 files out of podcast feeds.

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I'm very thankful for them including us not only in the book buy having us in such a list that includes Dave Winer, Adam Curry, Steve Jobs, and Doug Kaye just to name a few.

Even though I hate being called a 'Dummy' when I read/buy 'For Dummies' books, I tend to find them a good read; Podcasting For Dummies managed to up the bar. Hats off To Evo and Tee -- great work!