“Are you willing to do this on Zoom?” said the familiar voice on the other end of the line.

“Sure,” I said.

So he emailed me a Zoom link within a minute and, for the first time, we did the radio interview on Zoom. After the 20-minute interview, the interviewer, who asked me not to list his name or his radio network, panned his camera around his study in Connecticut to show me his $600 RODEcaster and explain some of its features. He used to interview me from his Manhattan office but now he doesn’t need to go there. His show runs on the radio network at night, and he interviews people in Europe in the early morning, people like me at midday, and people in Asia in the evening.

In his view, podcasts will be a huge part of radio broadcasting.

I want me one of those RODEcasters.