Friday night topic: Podcasts

— 5:14 PM on July 6, 2007

I have to admit, when I first heard the term "podcast," I resented the idea that a streaming audio file would get its name from the iPod. What's wrong with, well, "MP3?" Or "Internet radio show?" It's not like this is a new innovation. Those objections, of course, have been swept away by the iPod's runaway success and status as a cultural icon. So "podcast" it is.

The question is: do you listen to any podcasts? If so, which ones? How often? Are you a standard-issue podcast listener, downloading the files via iTunes and playing them back on your iPod, or do you acquire and listen to them another way? What do you like about your favorite podcasts, and what do you dislike? Discuss.

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