I have ignored podcasting for the longest time, excusing it as another Internet fad without really examing it. Well, I recently started playing with the technology and I love it. It is not a perfect technology, but it is getting better. If you need to kill a few hours, and own an MP3 player this is a great technology to blow some time.
The audio productions that I have heard so far and very amateurish but there is still some good content. Don't discount the technology because it doesn't remind you of the what you hear on the radio. This stuff can be raw and uncensored.