No podcast to recommend today =)
This year is the first year I am going to be answering a whole bunch of character questions so I know what makes my main character tick before I get to a sticky situation in my story-line. So I was googling like mad looking for character charts or check lists.
Here are a few of the ones that I found.
Character Interview Sheet
Character Creation Form
Those are just a few of the ones I found but if you google 'creating a character' or 'character sheets' you'll see that there are a whole bunch ore out there.
I don't think I will be using them as a fixed exercise but I'll definitely be using them as a basis for building my character this year =)