PODCASTS: THE ESSENTIAL LIST . . . According to Arbitron, 27 million Americans have listened to podcasts. I'm not sure whether I believe it, but maybe it's possible. Though I don't listen to as many as I used to, there are a few I rarely miss--
This Week in Tech and Diggnation focus on technology; Cinecast is about film; Fly with Me features the real-life-experiences of an airline pilot; and the others are self-explanatory. I get my podcasting news from two other podcasts, Podcheck Review and Adam Curry's Daily Source Code. I also listen to some law-related podcasts, which will be the topic of another post.
If you're new to podcasts, remember: you don't need an iPod to listen. Any mp3 player will do. You can even listen to a podcast on a computer, but you shouldn't. Podcasts are made for taking with you on long drives, long runs, or when cutting the lawn. The beauty is that you don't have to be wedded to a computer.