Spreaker Radio is a free iPhone app that lets you record podcasts and broadcast them using Spreaker’s service. Podcasts can be broadcast live as they are in progress. Live podcasts can have Skype call-ins as well as interactive chats.
Spreaker has three subscription levels. Free accounts allows for recording sessions up to 30 minutes in length if recorded using Spreaker itself. Uploaded podcasts do not have time limits even for a free account. The Gold and Platinum accounts allow live recording sessions up to 3 and 5 hours, respectively. These accounts also allow for up to 60 hours in a media library for sound effects and music. The Gold and Platinum accounts are priced at $19.90 and $49.90 per month, respectively.
Spreaker podcasts can be posted automatically as a Facebook status update. You can see what this looks like in the screenshot above. I recorded a short test podcast using an iPad and JawBreakers earbuds with an inline microphone. You can listen to this sample podcast using the web player below.
Spreaker does not provide a way to tweet a podcast to Twitter. However, its reasonable recording limit (30 minutes) and allowance for what appears to be unlimited podcast storage makes it a much more approachable service that the limited SoundCloud for iPad that I looked at last week.