Hey Everyone, First and foremost, when this whole podcasting thing came out, I was like that is the stupidest thing I've ever heard of. Who would want a radio station on the go? Well... eversince 4.9 I've been biting my tongue. Podcasting is an amazing use for the iPod, I find myself using the iPod more for that then music now. The amount of information you can consume at your convenience is pretty astounding and super useful. That said, I'm hoping to use my iPod a lot like those Duke students from last year (they had a partnership with Apple to outfit first years wiht an iPod and had lectures available for download... so pretty much podcasted lectures!) So I'm sure you're catching on to what I'm hoping to do this year. Last year, I never really tried to use my laptop to record lectures, as I found that taking actual notes with the keyboard would overpower the sound I collected with the built in mic. So I'm hoping to outfit my powerbook with the best portable external mic and the easiest to use sound capturing and converting software (Freeware would be prefferred.. actually my only option lol). Right now I'm thinking iMic, as it's USB and shoudl be easy enough to place far enough away. Last year I had no real sounding recording software, I'd capture it and had no idea what to do to make it an MP3 aftewars (SoundStudio is pretty proprietary). Maybe I can start a Lecture Podcasting trend at school. Your help will be appreciated like nothing else. Thanks. Oh for those who care, I'll be entering Second Year at Wilfrid Laurier University... Hon. Econ and Financial Mgmt. Hopefully next year, I'll be capturing video lectures with my PSP.