Last year, I had an idea for a Web Development Podcast Breakfast Show. The idea was that I'd get up early-ish in the morning GMT, catch up on the overnight tech news and record a short, 15-minute-or-so podcast. By the time I had tidied it and uploaded, it'd still be early for the US so listeners over there would be able to listen to it over breakfast. There might even be a tie-in app which would automatically play it as an alarm clock. It was a great idea.
The only downside was that recording, editing and uploading a podcast daily is a heck of a lot of work and requires a serious commitment. I managed to do an offline dry run of it for a week before I woke up, turned over and went back to sleep. It turns out the only downside is a major one.
Bearing that in mind, I have a lot of respect for the guys that run The Forrst Podcast, Mike Evans and Kenneth Love. True, they don't always manage to make the four-episodes-a-week they aim for but they do record more often than not. At the time of writing this, they've just publish episode 115 having been going for about 8 months.
Last week, I got in touch with them and mentioned that if they ever wanted a guest presenter they should give me a shout. Being the nice fellas they are, less than 24 hours later, I was recording with them. They actually would have had me on the same day I got in touch but I was balancing a drooling, sleeping, slightly sickly Oskar on me at the time and he has a tendency to gunk up the keys if I'm too close to the computer.
Long story short, if you're interested in tech, design and development news on a more-or-less daily-ish basis, I recommend subscribing to the Forrst Podcast. And, of course, if you're looking for a sample to find out what it's like, I can only recommend Episode 113 featuring a guest presenter who, hopefully, will be allowed back some day...