I never understood the appeal of podcasts. Why listen when you can read an article or blog post much quicker? Accessibility aside, anyway.
Then I realise that some of the video content I watch basically just use games as a background and conversation driver, but really are just video podcasts. Yogscast + Game Grumps in particular.
Egoraptor even talked up getting expensive mics for them because audio quality is their key metric.
Note the success of their animated shorts, right?