Whatever. If someone is having troubles with one particular puzzle and it's preventing them from having fun with the rest of the game, I can understand them asking for help. As long as they're having fun, who cares.
While I don't think the game is as amazing as so many made it out to be, it's still a great game. I was similar to you in that I didn't understand why people loved the game as much as they did and stopped playing for a while, but came back it after almost a year and really enjoyed the rest of the game.
I would love a weekly "news-only" podcast that would be roughly 30 mins to an hour depending on how much has happened during the week. When it comes to just listing breaking news, that can be done in proper text, while shooting a video would require more production and may be ill-suited to the fast paced "gotta get it to ya quick" type of news. It would be easier and faster to just throw guys into a room turn on microphones and go, plus, I'm much more interested in the discussion than the production.