They've been around for more than 10 years, but they really became a thing when more and more people started carrying around smart phones.I've heard about podcast five or six (probably more) years ago and I'm still not sure what the fucking thing is for.
they're minimally scripted. i plan out the segments in advance and have a general idea of what i might say (such as: "i'm going to interview a guest and the joke will be that i don't differentiate my voice at all while playing the guest and 90% of the interview will be me not getting the guy's name right"). but i don't rehearse it, and everything is done in one take.You should. If those were unscripted you have a real talent for speaking off the cuff. That's pretty rare.
Talking without a script and without a lot of stumbling or pauses or ah...ah...ah...uh...um's is something most people can't do. So whether it's nonsensical or not is secondary.i hesitate to call it a talent...
I'd be happy to have a listen if you stick the url up on here.i'm thinking of restarting my podcast. it's nowhere near as interesting as mjp's, and i only did 3 episodes and then got tired of it. but now i feel like doing some rambling into a cheap headset microphone for 30 - 45 minutes at a time telling jokes that only i think are funny, so i may drop episode four on you soon.
mjp's podcast is good, though. i suggest you listen to it if you haven't yet.