The Minneapolis StarTribune ran an article on podcasting yesterday. I know this because I overheard an elderly couple discussing it over morning bagels:

“It’s like a radio show that anyone, anyone can broadcast. On the internet.”


(consults newspaper) “It’s called, um, podcasting. And all you need is a computer and an iPod portable MP3 player.”


“People talk about all kinds of things, whatever they want.”

I am glad that I managed to restrain myself from stepping in to talk with them, because at this point the conversation descended (yes, it’s possible) into decrying the presence of iPods in the public schools and how it will lead to the decline of western civilization. I doubt my presence would have been welcome at that point.