Podcasts are fucking stupid... they're just recordings of retarded blogger-type people that you put on your ipod and listen to like an audiobook. They aren't live or anything.
I had a 70 year old boss 10 years ago who made me learn how to drive the company truck without a clutch. He use to tell me that when the automobile was first invented there was no clutch and that the clutch was made for the stupid woman that did not know how to shift. (His words not mine, so ladies no offense) Anyway, according to Old man Jim, you can shift without a clutch without ruining the gears, if you time it perfect.