Monthly Archives: April 2007

Podcastus Compulsivus

The syndrome Podcastus Compulsivus is characterized by the inability to refrain from podcasting for more than a few weeks at a time. (Example: ‘Professor’ Lee Hopkins attempted to take a sabbatical from his weekly reports to ‘For Immediate Release’ and the ‘Better Desirable Roasted Communications Cafe,’ but was only able to stay away for a month rather than the more usual full university term.)

Extreme, advanced cases of this disease manifest in starting more and more podcasts, so that a single individual may be producing as many as five or six different shows. The compulsion to podcast can override even basic survival instinct such as the need to sleep or to eat, though it rarely seems to interfere with the consumption of alcoholic beverages.