The New York Times > Technology > Tired of TiVo? Beyond Blogs? Podcasts Are Here: "Since August, when Adam Curry, a former MTV video jockey, and David Winer, an early Web log writer, developed the podcasting technology, 3,075 podcasts have sprung up around the world, according to a Web site, Ipodder.org, that offers downloads of podcasting software.
From 'Say Yum,' a California couple's musings about food and music, to 'Lifespring,' a Christian show whose creator said he had a vision to podcast, to 'Dutch Cheese and American Pie,' by a Dutch citizen planning to move to the United States, these shows cover a broad variety of topics.
Podcasts are a little like reality television, a little like 'Wayne's World,' and are often likened to TiVo, which allows television watchers to download only the programs they want to watch and to skip advertising, for radio or blogs but spoken. "
Too weird for words: a podcasting story in the NYT from Grand Forks, ND -- where I grew up.