Speaking of podcasts, Ira Glass, the talented host/reporter/producer/storyteller of This American Life, did an interview a while back on storytelling.
He talks about the basics of storytelling, what makes a good story a good story, and how you can ruin a good story with bad telling. He also expounds on how he got started in radio storytelling, what are some of the challenges a beginner has to overcome, how to get better at storytelling, how to find your voice, and how to cut yourself some slack when you are starting out.
Well worth your time, the interview can be found here:
An audio only version can be found here:
Ira Glass on Storytelling, Radio and Politics (part 1)
Ira Glass On Anxiety, Fame, and the Early Days of This American Life (part 2)