Having looked at http://podcast.com/ and http://www.podcastalley.com/ i can now see a better picture of the usefulness of podcasts. These search engines create a very easy to way to find information that directly relates to whatever it is you are interested in. Podcasts can be very useful in the classroom because it is not uncommon to have students who would rather not read. These "articles" give the listener an easy and fast way to get the information needed without having to sit down with a book. One could easily download the podcast and listen while driving to work or school. Podcasts make it quick and easy to get the needed information and the search engines provide make the whole process that much better.