Though it has been close to twenty years, I did work with RSS feeds a long time ago.
It should be possible to give CMC a way to subscribe to RSS feeds, and to play back the audio only podcasts. Video, on the other hand, could be more problematic, though probably a lot easier than trying to do DVD/Blu-ray video.
htguys has this to say about podcasts:
htguys wrote:A podcast is rich media, such as audio or video, distributed via RSS. Feeds like this one provide updates whenever there is new content. FeedBurner makes it easy to receive content updates in popular podcatchers.
Of course, the easier, quicker and probably more complete solution is just to add a podcatcher like feedburner as an External Link in CMC. That way you get a fully developed podcatcher that you can launch from CMC, and that doesn't add a bunch of development to my plate.
Besides, there's so many podcatchers available, most users probably already have their favorites configured with their feeds across all their platforms, so I'm thinking it would be foolish for me to start a new one from scratch. Technically I've already added support for one: spotify.