Part of the ongoing series of answers to questions from students at the University of Toronto.
Here’s a link to all the student Q&As, including those from 2010.
Question: How do you pick a topic that’s interesting and that others will find interesting too? I’m scared it’s all been done.
Answer: Trust me, it has not all been done. Think of what you’re passionate about, and what your friends and/or colleagues care about. What are these burning issues? This can be the subject of your podcast. We need to speak not only about topics that we know, but topics that we care about. It doesn’t matter if someone else is doing a similar podcast topic. You are you, and you can bring your own voice, your own point of view, and your own feelings to the topic.