I am sure that I am going to eat these words as soon as I write them, but I am not buying.
Literally, I am not buying an iPod so I can Podcast!
Sure I can make any such device work with enclosure supported weblog feeds and sure WordPress supports enclosures now. I know that I can add casts to this weblog using WordPress 1.3 and I can do a bunch of cool stuff with the Windows Podcasting application that I am writing. But do we really want to *listen* to one person rambling on?
What are your podcasting experiences? Do you like to listen to a single voice ramble on? I would think that a Podcast that you can download to your device and listen to (say in your car) would make you feel a closer bond with the person you are listening to.
While on the subject, how do you start a Podcast? Do you introduce yourself and your blog when you start recording? If everyone started putting out Podcasts and you downloaded all of the 10,000 megs to your player, how in the world would you know who is who? I would think Matt was Scoble and Dave would sound like Adam.
Even worse are the symptoms of forgetting podcast content. Say I hear Scoble say something really cool, or I want to refute something that Winer says one morning, I would kill myself trying to write it down while speeding down I-75!
I like talk radio. Does that make me a natural Podcaster/listener?
Thankfully, I sound like the average mid-westerner (go figure!), would heavily accented people be at a disadvantage at Podcasting?
What do you do if you get tongue tied and all kinds of lost in the middle of your podcast? Do you start all over again?
Was Podcasting designed for the A-List blogger and meant for the rest of us to listen to them? I really cannot see having hundreds of podcast feeds and gigabytes of information to be downloaded everyday to get my news fix.
Maybe my understanding of the process is completely out in left field.