Matt reports issue with 1st gen iPod and podcasts

He says he could not stop a sync to his iPod after 30 mins, needed a reboot of the machine, etc.

I’ve seen issues like this before podcasting. The Mac gets blown away by the iPod being attached, usually when my iPod is plugged into a hub, or there is a second firewire device also attached (iSight or DV cam) and the Finder and/or iTunes totally borks up, is slow, or just completely locks the machine.

If you have similar experiences, be sure to post them on the Apple Discussions Boards.