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Dear Amanda, Will you work for me ?

Amanda Congdon has stepped out [or maybe, forced to step out] of RocketBoom Studios.

While producer Andrew Baron is still searching for a "better than Amanda" replacement, Amanda has already received some exciting "public offers"

» Jason Calacanis has an open invitation for Amanda to join Netscape - Jason has excellent cloning skills, he did that for Digg and now he may be planning a Rocketboom clone.

» Noah, producer of 88Slide, has also opened the doors for Amanda. "I don't have Calacanis level deep pockets, yet, but I'm confident I could crack this production puzzle too. "

» Om Malik suggests that Podtech must hire Amanda. Is Scoble already thinking on those lines ?

Rocketboom may never be the same again without Amanda. I think someone like CNet or Yahoo or Digg should hire both Amanda and Andrew and make them work together.

Personally, I am no big fan of Rocketboom but I do subscribe to a couple of video podcasts on iTunes. Here's a list of my favorite shows:

Hosted by Cali Lewis [Neal Campbell and Luria Petrucci], Geek Brief has all the right ingredients to keep you entertained. They even got Andrew on the show just hours after his breakup news got public.

commandN TV
Hosted by Amber Mac of G4TechTV, this is clearly my favorite technology video podcast. Alongwith Leo Laporte, she also does Inside the Net for

I never heard of this excellent daily entertainment vodcast until the producer, Noah Bonnett, emailed me about it. Unlike other podcast, 88slide is not about news or opinions but it's kind of a game show. Rachel Smith, the host, asks a new question, viewers send in their replies via email or SMS and the lucky one gets a prize like an iPod Nano. Each episode is shot on a different location across the country. Great fun.

Butt Out Loud
Molly Wood is the face of CNet TV and Buzz Out Loud. Her informal video podcasts are superb with the right blend of humor but you really don't know when the next episode is gonna arrive. Molly, great stuff but can you make the video Buzz Report more regular ?

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