Thanks to Doug Belshaw for pointing out on his Edutech Roundup site, the excellent SoundSnap website. The website has been set up to share free sound effects and music loops. All sounds on the site are original, made or recorded by users of the site, and the principles behind the site are that sounds and samples should be free for everyone to use in their projects.
This has excellent potential for podcasting projects and I am really looking forward to making use of these free sounds over the summer as I explore podcasting and vodcasting further. (a little warning – there are some ‘less appropriate’ sounds on here – but there are also some that could be very useful).