Serial entrepreneur (and interestingly enough a former leading activist of the UK Revolutionary Communist Party) Keith Teare (he co-founded Easynet, Cyberia, RealNames etc...) runs a podcasting blog entitled Earnings Cast.
This blog should be very useful to finance professors who want to put more of the real world into their teaching. Indeed, through Teare's podcasts blog they will be able to monitor quarterly corporate earnings reports and listen to the associated investors' conference calls. These calls are in mp3 format and, hence, easily podcastable. Although less fun to listen to than rap or R&B music, students will be able to download them on their iPod or other mp3 players. Or, the podcast can be played and commented in the classroom itself (Professors, be ready to invest in an iPod and loudspeakers!)
The Google 2004 Q4 conf call is for instance really good and should be a nice starting point to discuss issues such as market myopia (guys at Google insist that they take the long view even though they have to comment on Q4), GAAP or non GAAP statements, hiring and retaining talents (designing relevant compensation packages) etc...
Cherry on the cake, students and professors will be able to listen to the co-founders themselves and how they handle investors' questions. They also have access to Google's 8k filing. Always good to learn from the people who are truly on the fireline.
On top of his podcasting blog Keith Teare runs a standard blog. I enjoyed his last post entitled Building to sell. His ten points are well-taken and I must admit that these are points that haunt any entrepreneur!
Now if you want to know more about Podcasting and how it can enhance the classroom experience, please refer to this earlier post.