I have been thinking for a while that I'd like to start a tech podcast focused on "big data". While I somewhat hate the "big data" buzzword, I don't know of a better term and I don't want to specify a particular technology stack, such as Hadoop, because I want to be as inclusive as possible.
The ecosystem around Hadoop, Spark, search technologies, and the like is extremely dynamic and it seems that every week there is a significant new project or significant development in an existing project. I haven't found any existing podcasts that fill this particular niche except for All Things Hadoop which has great content but is too intermittent for my taste.
I don't think I would have any problem finding material to fill a weekly, semi-weekly, or monthly podcast but I don't know if I would be able to find the time and I think it's important to be consistent in producing that sort of content. I would probably want at least one cohost but since I work at Cloudera I imagine I could find a colleague willing to join the project.
The other potential challenge would be in reconciling this personal production with my day job. I wouldn't want the podcast to be an advertisement for Cloudera but I'm not sure how I would address coverage of potentially competing products and companies. My hunch is that it won't be that much of an issue since most of the core technologies are open source and the Cloudera ISV partner ecosystem includes all of the closed source commercial BI tools that I can think of.
Hopefully I'll find the time and energy to put something together to launch in 2015.