|podcast icon, on an apple phone|
I love podcasts for so many reasons. The top ones being:
- You can find good podcasts on just about any subject your interested in. Go ahead, and check it out right now. Go to the purple mic icon (if you have an iphone, which is all I know), and use the search tool to find podcasts about anything and everything. See?!
- They're portable. Unlike a video, or a blog, you can listen to podcasts while running, walking, working out, gardening, commuting... If you've got a little time to fill, there's a podcast to fill it with it!
- They tend to be 30 minutes to an hour in length, per podcast. It's not a huge, ongoing committment the way some audio books are. Some of those audio books I listened to in my pre-podcast days were 12 CDs long. I had to load them on my computer, and then listen. And listen. And listen. Sometimes, it tooks weeks to hear a whole book. That's a heavy load for a brain like mine. ;) Sometimes, shorter is better. I can listen to an entire podcast (sometimes 2) in the course of my daily workouts.
- They're FREE! All the podcasts I listen to are free. With the exception of the "premium package" I upgraded to for the Marc Maron WTF podcast...because he's just so awesome, I wanted to pay and have 500 episodes to chose from, because 50 just wasn't enough.
|WTF's Marc Maron|
So if you're not a podcast listener yet, you might want to check into them. It's a big, wide, beautiful world out there. And there's something for everyone.