After listening to the podcasts from Dr. Strange's Spring 2009 EDM 310 class, several suggestions come to mind which are not meant to be critical but rather helpful to future podcasters.
While the podcasts were all very informative, some seem to ramble. There was one in particular that seemed well organized and from this I gleamed several important points. Organization is the key: 1) Introduction of subject matter, the speaker and the participants, 2) Well thought out questions shared with speaker beforehand and 3) Of course, highly knowledgeable speaker. The questions should be divided evenly with one person designated as the moderator to keep the tempo moving. Spontaneity should be encouraged but also the conversations must be kept on track. The interviewers must speak clearly and in an inviting tone of voice.
Maybe some suggestions as to interview tactics would be helpful. Enough said, it was a great learning experience.