Google, video and podcasting
John Battelle talks a bit about how Google is about to offer video hosting combined with video meta data combined with Google payments. Which means that you can upload video and charge for it. John Battelle's Searchblog: News: Google To Launch Online Video Playback This Monday. It still needs a subscription, not a pay per view, model.
This is exactly where I see podcasting going. If there was an easy and cheap (and possibly subscription based) way to pay for podcasting, there'd be a dramatic increase in the quality and quantity and accessibility of the stuff available for a listen.
It's pretty much true that you get what you pay for.