Quite an interesting podcast interview with Ricky Ponting can be heard here.
Aside from his own Podcast, Rick Eyre mentions a couple of others: The Cover Drive and The Telegraph’s Simon Hughes. I like Hughes; he’s a really excellent writer, and his podcasts could be quite entertaining. I’m completely unconvinced about Podcasts…who has the time to listen to them all? Not I. I have an Ipod, but the whole “getting it on there” thing has me a bit confused. It’s not easy, and I’m not very clever. So until some genius makes it a simple case of plugging it in, leaving it for a minute, and unplugging then I can’t be naffed.
I’ll try Hughes’ out though…good on The Telegraph for being bold enough to try out a new technology, though.
Yesterday saw yet further revelations and startling honesty from Harmison about his homesickness. I’ve written about it before, and Harmison’s spoken about it before – but that only makes the revelations even more bizarre. Not 12 months ago, people – me included – were calling him the best English fast bowler of his generation. Someone who could end up with over 300 Test wickets at a better strike rate than most. Someone who Stephen Fleming and Chris Cairns regarded as potentially greater than Glenn McGrath due to the bounce he offered.
All this, reduced to admissions of homesickness. Still – he did at least help destroy Leicestershire by blasting out 3 batsmen, so all is not lost just yet.
I had this idea a few weeks ago, but have only started writing it down today. Podcasting, as you’ll know, is really taking off – for those not familiar, Podcasting is basically amateur radio on the internet. (good article explaining it here). There are hundreds of topics, and people, Podcasting – but no one’s doing a cricket one. Yet.
So – how about this? Once a month (or more/less often) we (the global cricket-blogging-community, henceforth known as crogunity) could “meet up” via Skype and talk about the month’s events, or the recent matches or anything else “cricketly topical.” I, or someone else, could chair the “event” and fire questions to Australia, England, India – it would be a worldwide cricket radio show and would be fascinating (for us, if not anyone else!)
It wouldn’t be too similar to many of the Podcasts out there (a good thing) and could produce some lively and interesting debate. If anyone has any thoughts on this, then…chat away