Version 4.9 of iTunes now supports podcasts. I installed it today and had a look, and as expected they did a pretty good job. It’s integrated nicely into the iTunes store, so you can search for, download and listen to podcasts the same way you do songs. This is going to be interesting for the makers of current podcast managing software like iPodder and iPodderX because they now have to compete with free software from Apple. Gulp.
This also means that all of you people who have been afraid of the spooky spooky podcasting can now relax. Just pretend they’re mp3s (because they are) and that you can get them easily and freely in iTunes (because you can). You should really check out a few if you haven’t before, it’s all very exciting and indie and change-the-world-in-a-tiny-way. Also, be sure you search for and subscribe to the Little Gray Books podcast. I swear to God we’re going to do more of them.