Back in the day (2004) as a part of "new media," podcasting was often called "audio blogging." For me, it represented a freedom of expression and allowed anyone with something or nothing to say - to be heard. It also had a bit of magic to it called RSS, which pushed new content out to those lucky people who subscribed to automatically receive it when it became available - and in many respects was the beginning of "push" technology. Instead going back to a website page to see if there were any updates, it was pushed out to you. Get it?