If you're a fan of the UK TV show The Office -- one of the funniest sitcoms of all time -- then you should enjoy the free podcasts creator and star Ricky Gervais has been doing online. You don't ned an iPod, of course (you can just listen to them on your computer) and they're silly fun. Besides, you'll become a part of history: Gervais is making the Guinness Book Of World Records for most downloaded podcast of all time.
And they won't be free for long. Gervais jokes he was "a fool" for not charging money. In fact, he was smart, since it garnered the podcasts a huge initial audience. Now how many of them will follow Gervais to the very limited realm of paid podcasts? He'll have a batch of four new episodes starting Feb 28 available at iTunes and Audible.Is podcasting a viable business or just a promotional item and a hobby? I'm sure that ultimately it can be a moneymaker for the right people. Gervais is about to find out.