7. Everyone Having a Podcast
What Your Son Will Say: It's awesome that you had a podcast, dad! How many people listened?
What We Say: There really are some great podcasts out there. Marc Maron's WTF, Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan, and anything from Nerdist are essential listening for pop culture junkies, but how many podcasts can one possibly listen to? Right now, there may actually be more people making podcasts than listening to them. Guests are going on podcasts to promote their podcasts. It just can't go on like this.
Here's a great new rule: If you want to produce a podcast, you have to listen to an hour-long recording of yourself talking. That would probably cut the number of options down by at least 75%.