Seriously. Any goon with a keyboard can write a blog (and there's probably some goon without a keyboard proving me wrong right now, out of spite), but podcasting? Podcasting takes guts. Podcasting takes equipment. Podcasting takes sheer, awesome cosmic chutzpah.
Similarly, writing a novel? Bah. I've written two. Actually putting novels out in the world for people to consume, as you have with The Guild of the Cowry Catchers and The Prophet of Panamindorah? And without the assistance of a publisher? That takes real iron. My hat would be off to you, but I don't often wear hats, so you'll have to do with my hat-challenged accolades.
Finally, for those of you who aren't Abigail Hilton, check her out already! Also, The Prophet of Panaminodrah is similarly amazing. I've been obsessed with it since Monday - I'm actually about to start the final book - and you can expect a longer review soon. If you trust me enough to start listening to a podcast on my mere say-so, listen to this podcast. It's seriously awesome.