The podcast is very useful for providing feedback to and from the community. The Core team pre-podcast meetings give the Developers a chance to relay progress to the podcast hosts who let our users know what is going on, the comments then made by the community on social media is then also relayed back to the Core team. This has been very beneficial to everyone.
We could use some new blood to help out on the Podcast, from new hosts to people who can edit the shows into the final format.
Valorie kindly sent an email out - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/kubuntu-devel/2017-July/011277.html