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I’ve been a podcast junkie for well over 2 years now. I think it’s a fabulous way of packaging and communicating complex information to a wide audience. I’ve learnt a lot about the History of the Roman Empire, American politics, Philosophy and Astronomy by downloading and listening to 10-40 minute long audio-shows. They’re put together by a diverse lot – professors, enthusiasts, college-students, school children, former radio talk-show hosts, journalists etc.
Truth be told, I’d rather sit through a poorly-executed podcast than a badly written blog entry. I’ve tried rummaging through the wastelands of the science podcastosphere in search of a Paleontology podcast of some sort. So far, I’ve only located this one: This Week in Dinosaurs. It lasted for a single episode. So R.I.P TWID, I guess.
This is my plea: If you’re a Paleo-person (and I include professionals and enthusiasts alike under this umbrella) of any kind and have the time, equipment and expertise to host a Paleontology podcast, please do consider doing so. I’m willing to hazard that there’s a large community of hobbyists and amateurs out there just waiting to get their hands on such a show. I’d be glad to help/promote in any way possible.
EDIT: Turns out that there is a non-defunct Dinosaur podcast show out there: http://www.dinorama.net/ Awesome!