PodJournals today announced the beta release of its social podcasting service PodJournals, as well as its client software for Mac OS X. The company says PodJournals goes beyond traditional social networking or podcast-hosting services by making the podcast the new center of the social networking experience. The PodJournals beta release is free and enables members to create up to 10 journals and podcasts. Each podcast can be collaboratively managed and includes full privacy-scoping to allow only identified family and friends access to individual pieces of audio and video content.