I saw an announcement of a new SL-related podcast the other day, and was immediately reminded of Neal Boortz's explanation of the relative failure of leftist talk radio: that their hosts' assertions can't survive the feedback and questioning that comes from having callers, so they are reduced to either verbal abuse or filtering out callers who disagree--and hence they only succeed in one-way communications media. (I can't quite agree with Mr. Boortz, because that failing is not exclusive to the left.)
Speaking of podcasts... I have falled way behind on podcast listening, and was saddened to see that The Goddess and Banana Show is on hiatus. I hope all goes well with them in First and Second Life, and will be happy indeed should they return to the virtual air.