On August 31, 2015 Google announced that one of the services that this process depends on has been deprecated, and will be discontinued on September 1, 2016.  The process described here is now a short-term solution.

Post in Blogger

  • upload the MP3 file to the Google Drive folder using the Add link (see step 1)
  • open two browser windows or tabs
    • open the podcast's Google Drive folder using the Post link (see step 1)
    • open the Blogger.com site for the blog
  • in the Blogger window/tab
    • click on Posts in the left side-menu
    • click the New post button
    • add a post title
    • in the right side-menu, click on Links
  • in the Post Google Drive folder
    • right-click on the MP3 file you wish to podcast and choose Copy link address
    • note: the link must end with the readable name of the file - ending in .mp3
  • in the Blogger tab
    • paste the link into the top text box in the Enclosure Links section
    • press the tab key to navigate to the next text box (mime type) - it will automatically fill with audio/mpeg
    • complete the blog post by adding additional content
      • edit the title and podcast description
      • change the Blogger editor to HTML mode
      • you will see the template of a podcast post
Podcast Title<br /> <br /> - podcast description <br /> <br /> <audio controls=""> <source src="podcast-link"></source> If you cannot see the audio controls, your browser does not support the audio element </audio> <embed height="0" src="http://www.google.com/reader/ui/3523697345-audio-player.swf?audioUrl=podcast-link" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="320" wmode="transparent"></embed><br /> <br /> <a href="podcast-link">Download the MP3 file</a>
      • replace the podcast-link with your podcast file URL (the same URL you added to the Enclosure Links field) in 3 places
      • when ready, click the Publish button
  •  Review the post in Blogger
    • at the top of the Blogger page, click on the View blog button

An example of an actual podcast post with the links inserted:

My Podcast Episode 1<br />
<br />
 - Everything you wanted to know.  Ever.<br />
<br />
<audio controls=""> 
<source src="https://a149751c556a5b393f360cdf43ae9d3688f6cffd.googledrive.com/host/0B8eKU4eiAza_RjFQYWFXRllvdEk/2014-08-28-NutsAndBolts.mp3"></source> 
If you cannot see the audio controls, your browser does not support the audio element 
</audio>
<embed height="0" src="http://www.google.com/reader/ui/3523697345-audio-player.swf?audioUrl=https://a149751c556a5b393f360cdf43ae9d3688f6cffd.googledrive.com/host/0B8eKU4eiAza_RjFQYWFXRllvdEk/2014-08-28-NutsAndBolts.mp3" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="320" wmode="transparent"></embed><br />
<br />
<a href="https://a149751c556a5b393f360cdf43ae9d3688f6cffd.googledrive.com/host/0B8eKU4eiAza_RjFQYWFXRllvdEk/2014-08-28-NutsAndBolts.mp3" >Download the MP3 file</a>