I had a pretty good time doing it once the crowd got use to the idea that I wanted to have a discussion vice me just speaking to the crowd on the topic. And I think it went well overall - no one seemed to leave during the discussion and there was always a good crowd around the booth. Hats off to the Podango folks for a great idea and for letting me participate.
I can't say that we really solved anything during the 30 minutes of discussion, but people seemed to agree with the problem areas I presented. The solution probably requires that podcasters will need to become united on a short list of requirements or standards that can hold directories responsible for by either endorsement or ratings.
After the discussion I had a couple of great interactions. A couple of sites that seem to be headed in the right direction are:
NOTE: If you want a copy of the PDF of the presentation send me email - [email protected].