The high-level points of the article are to get a good microphone, a portable recorder, an audio editor, some blogware, a feed, and a host. The more indepth stuff is...oh wait, there isn't any.
Holliday's article is accurate and factual, but it's like looking at an ant from the roof of your house. Vague information like "take people aside...to get better sound" and telling us that the $300 Sony Sound Forge Pro is easy to use isn't really useful.
An article titled How to: Become a Podcaster should, in my opinion, contain information on how to become a podcaster, not exist just to contain a bunch of product links.
I've put this article in the Snake Oil category for two reasons.
- Holliday fails my Podcaster test, and
- There are 14 paragraphs in this article and no less than 13 links to products or services (and that's just the links to obvious money makers).