What is a podcast and how to listen to one.
Lots of people have asked me what is a podcast when I was explaining I was launching mine.
A podcast is like a radio show.
It’s not hosted on a radio, but on the internet and you can easily subscribe for free via an app, on your phone or computer.
You can listen to it whenever is convenient for you.
You download episodes on your phone so you can listen to them when you are offline. It makes an excellent choice when you can’t use wifi or data on the go: on the plane, stuck in traffic or abroad/places where you know your connection will be difficult.
You can also listen to it on the web…
There are podcasts about any subject
So you can learn about business, personal finances, get entertained by a comedian or get to know actors in a different way. Or get curious about what matters for you, how you impact your clients and the word through your work and if you track the right things on your way to success on my new podcast, THE VALUE OF WORK
It’s a great way to enjoy content while traveling, commuting, running, working out or cooking for example. You can learn, get entertained or get to sleep (yes I know at least one podcast who claims it helps you get to sleep).
How to listen to a podcast
You can listen on your computer or on your phone. There are tons of apps that let you subscribe and listen to them.
1 — Get a podcast app.
There are more and more apps to listen to podcasts now, some free, some available for a fee and they are quite often worth the extra dollars.
If you read this article from your phone, you will able to get the app in a few clicks.
- Obviously, we have Podcasts (free) from Apple. (with a great page to explain how to use the app here)
- I love Pocket Casts ($3.99)
- Overcast (free)
- Stitcher is also a solid app (free)
Android users :
you can use
2 — Once you have your app, pick a podcast or two.
In the app, there’s a little loop icon so you can search for a podcast. For the most adventurous, you can as well check the featured podcasts in the app and subscribe at random. It’s easy to unsubscribe if you are not convinced after a few episodes.
A few podcasts I’d recommend to start with:
- Elisabeth Gilbert Magic lessons
- the Fizzle show great to learn about marketing, entrepreneurship, self-employment while having fun. I can be found laughing on my own listening to them.
- Blow-up the Blueprint
- the Freelance lifestyle
- Little voice, Big Business
- and mine! You can listen to my old The Right-Brain Geek podcast
- and now you can listen to my brand new podcast THE VALUE OF WORK
3 — Enjoy your new podcast besties!
Tell me on Twitter or in the comments below what good podcast you have discovered and would recommend to lovely people like yourself.
You can listen to mine using this link (ITunes and similar), on Spotify or Stitcher.
Originally published at www.therightbraingeek.com on March 8, 2016.