Haven't been writing about podcasting for a while. I’m a big fan of Podcasts, listening to perhaps 10 or so a week - mainly when exercising or travelling. I listen to podcasts through my laptop and with my Creative Mp3 player.
Lots of people think that the future for Podcasting is especially rosy, as they become easier to download, store and consume on the mobile phone. This will make them accessible on a truly mass market basis, as opposed to the niche, quite a big niche, of the specialist MP3 player. The obvious business model for Podcasting is ad-funded or sponsorship in most cases.