I've heard exactly two possible explanations for the creation of the world 'podcast'. Until now.
- It's a compound word combining iPod and broadcast
- "Personal-On-Demand Cast"
Lee Gibbons over at Podango adds some more to the mix. He's specifically answering the question "What does the pod in Podango stand for?", but the answers are good for podcast too.
Some of the better ones?
- Podcasting On the way to Dinero
- People: Open. Dedicated
- Podcasting Over Disparate devices (is that a recursive acronym?)
I'm still partial to the Personal-On-Demand Cast because it really highlights the strength of podcasting. I listen to what I want when I want to.