Friday Find – Get poddin’ with Podcasts

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Have you listened to Podcasts yet! Where was I when they explained WHAT Podcasts is all about? It is FUN & INTERESTING and great to listen to at the gym or while doing projects/housework. I started lisening to Podcasts, on my iPhone, while outside doing my DIY Chair Update, it made the work enjoyable as I wiped off the sweat.

What is a Podcast? Where do I find Podcasts?

“A podcast is essentially a radio show that you can get on the internet, so you can listen any time you want.  You have two options: you can listen to a podcast through a website (this is called streaming). Or, you can download a podcast, which means you’re saving it on your phone, or tablet, or computer, and you can listen to it anytime, even without an internet connection” (source:serialpodcast.org). Many are in a series format, where you can tune in on a regular basis to hear new episodes or go back and listen to missed ones. Many are in seasons/episodes like television is. Confession: I binge listened a couple of podcast series, just like I have done on Netflix. Now I am following the podcasters on Facebook to see when they start the new season. I can’t wait for some new seasons…ugh, Podcast Crack.

Sometimes I hit on a totally FUN video…this is today’s find…for you us old folks …

Wasn’t that the sweetest thing! As the video shows, Podcasts are accessible through either Apps on smartphones/tablets or by logging into a website. Listening to a podcast is free. If you have an iPhone, you most likely already have the (free) Podcasts App (purple icon) on your home screen. There are many apps for both iOS & Android users downloadable through your app store. HERE is a site (another informative video!) with reviews/ratings of The Best Podcasts Apps available, which to them has 2-4 winners. I am sticking to what came with my iPhone, because now that I figured it out it is EASY.

My Favorite Podcasts:

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I have to say I am addicted to Invisibilia. I noticed when I went into My Podcasts for this post, that a new podcast was uploaded for me to listen to, because I Subscribed to Invisibilia. (So I guess I will put my earphones on and do some poddin‘ while I vacuum the floors, makes me want to get vacuuming!)

This American Life, Invisibilia delves into a wide array of human behavior, interweaving narrative storytelling with fascinating new psychological and brain science. Listen and research will come to life in a way that will make you see your own life differently. Produced by NPR News, Invisibilia turns the dry and scholarly into utterly captivating storytelling.

I also love that you can get relationship therapy while listening to Marriage Is Funny, and Serial is a great starter series, a true-story murder mystery,  its style reminds me of an old-time radio hour type serial. I guess it goes without saying, but I will, start at the oldest episode, date or as in Marriage is Funny, Rule #1.

What are your favorite Podcasts?

This was such a fun Post to research, and a great excuse for binge poddin’ all week. I hope it inspires you to get in there and find some podcasts you enjoy this weekend. (Ok, go back and watch that sweet video again, I know you want to!)

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