My first task as IHR Digital Project Officer is to report back on the current state of podcasting in academia. The obvious place to start is iTunesU but it surprised me just how much there is already out there in University’s own websites. Most of this is coming from American Universities but there is a growing trend in the UK – with Oxford and the Open University seemingly leading the way. The majority of resources provide a basic package of a podcast with a brief synopsis but there certainly are more inventive initiatives out there.