Adam Curry, the so-called podfather, provided my introduction to podcasting a few years ago. His podcast, the Daily Source Code, was about the process they were going through to start a business around podcasting. It was interesting to hear about getting venture capital, building a business, developing software, and hearing Adam’s thoughts on where the podcasting was headed. I don’t think I missed an episode during this phase.
Once they launched podshow.com, now called mevio.com, Adam mixed in a personal discussion format which sometimes included his wife and daughter. Hearing about the ups and downs of the business, tight delivery schedules, web site issues, and other challenges running podshow.com were very insightful and interesting. The personal conversations added another dimension. Eventually, his wife and daughter seemed get very busy with their own lives and stopped coming on to the show. The show then morphed into a current issues phase with talk of all types of gadgets, interesting projects, and world events. After a time, this led a phase which seemed to be dominated by conspiracy theories. I still listened, although not as consistently as before.
The show appears to be on the shelf now, replaced by No Agenda, which is co-hosted by Adam Curry and John C. Dvorak. The format of No Agenda is a little long for me and I’m not the loyal listener I once was. They do have a large audience and episodes are often over an hour. I tune in a couple of times a week, but usually don’t listen for more than 30 minutes.