Mention podcasts to most people and they will either say “What’s a podcast?” or “They are for Geeks aren’t they?” They have always had a bad rap and never quite reached the level of popularity they deserve. They do, however, offer many advantages and much entertainment if you take the time to get to know the genre.
There are countless apps available that can cover every possible required feature including playlists, queuing and automatic downloads. These make it easy to store a selection of entertainment that will serve you well over the next week without needing to download anything else.
In a time where scheduled entertainment is faltering, podcasts fill a gap that can replace radio and any other audio entertainment. You choose the content, when you want to play it and you can then fill every car journey or moments of relaxation with your favourite podcasts. No matter what your interests, there will be podcasts that relate to it and the technology sector in particular is well catered for.
All podcast apps come with a library of example podcasts and most with a full search facility. Podcasts like The Talk Show, Let’s Make Mistakes, The Critical Path and Geek Friday are good examples of the high quality available and you can enjoy your shows by purchasing a cheap FM Transmitter to attach to your phone which will then send the audio to your car radio.
Podcasts are not for geeks, they are for everyone, and your daily commute will be a lot more interesting if you take the time to explore the varied and rich world of podcasting.