KCRW's roster of podcasts includes the nationally distributed, daily public affairs program, "To the Point," with host Warren Olney; and "Left, Right & Center" - a political week-in-review with talking heads, Arianna Huffington, Tony Blankley, Robert Scheer and Matt Miller.
Included among the cultural shows to be podcast are: "Bookworm," a nationally syndicated half-hour of interviews with authors such as Norman Mailer, Joyce Carol Oates, and Salman Rushdie; "The Treatment," with former New York Times film critic Elvis Mitchell; and "The Business" hosted by Variety reporter Claude Brodesser with an inside look at the entertainment industry.
Yay! I can't find the press release on their site; this is from L.A. Observed
I haven't bothered to download any podcast software before, but now I must.
To me it's not the RSS/Feed type stuff that's so exciting; it's that they are going to provide content in a non-streaming format. Now I can save my favorite shows. Burn them to CDs. Send them to friends for them to listen to at their convenience. And of course put them on my iPod. That they'll use "podcasts" is just a convenience for downloading programs I listen to regularly.
update: KCRW put up their podcast page with the press release.