OF ALL THE high-speed download connections I've used recently, I have to give Limelight's service top marks. I'm simply stunned by the speed of the Limelight-Podshow Flash player connection when using it to listen to my recent podcasts, Dermod Moore's quiet musings, Conn O Muineachain's Irish podcast (slowest to load, perhaps because it's coming from Libsyn), Letter to America, The Culture Sluts (pulling its feeds all over the map), Technolotics and Radio WXTC. The pop-up plays the podcasts or the music from the podcasts even after you've left Podshow, providing you don't close the pop-up player. The technology also gives podcast feeds an acid test because if your feed publishes incorrectly, the Flash player won't find the MP3 file.
If you're not into podcasts but you like looking into the music playlists of others, you would be entertained by seeing the music played on those Irish podcasts. If it's podsafe music, it's playable directly from the podshow profile pages of all Irish podcasters listed on the Podshow Network. Those who are listed normally play music, backing tracks or promos sourced at Podshow. On a technical note, I think the stuff pulled through Podshow fails to display in most stat packages as played items.
Bonus Link: Podleaders.com