So, what is a podcast and why would I listen to a podcast?
Let’s start with a definition:
According to the Telegraph UK, a podcast is: “….an audio show, usually spread across a series of episodes, which can be downloaded from the Internet and listened to either on a computer or an Mp3 player. The term, which was coined in 2004, is portmanteau of ‘iPod’ and ‘broadcast’.”
Does that sound familiar? Think back to pre-TV days….
A podcast is a digital audio file which makes it easily accessible on the Internet.
Podcasts have been around for more than a decade but have had a surge in popularity more recently. If you have a computer and an Internet connection, you can make and distribute a podcast.
Click on the link below and look for the episode called A Podcast on Podcasts
If you are as old as me, you’ll remember the old days of running home from school to listen to your favourite radio show.
And for a trip down memory lane, who remembers these old radio shows?
- Yes, What?
- Dad and Dave
- A Link to some of the popular shows of the 1950s…
Today’s ten-year-old is likely to have an iPhone or iPad, so there’s no need to hurry home. Favourite programs can be accessed any time there is a connection to the Internet, which seems to be all the time.
A friend of mine, who has been a crime writer for a long time, started converting her books to podcasts recently.
Warning:!! Some of her podcasts are a bit scary!
Click here to listen to Breanda’s Fast Fiction Episode – Sound of Silence.
Podcasts might be the link we’ve been looking for to the radio serials of our past.
Go get your iDevice, go online, and start listening to Podcasts.
Those memories of radio will come flooding back.