Have you heard of this term Podcasts? It’s a form of media that’s been around since about 2004. In some of my research, I found that the “pod” comes from the iPod and the “casts” comes from broadcasts. There is a lot of information on the internet and several different ways to listen to podcasts, but my information is based on using the Podcasts app on your iPhone or iPad. Here is a link as well to Apple’s page that gives more details on using the app. Apple Support for Podcasts
You can find just about any subject on a podcast! I started listening a couple years ago because I could listen at home, in the car, or while at work. It’s like using On Demand on your TV for shows to watch later. Once you find your favorite topic, you tap download and the podcast will be there when you are ready to listen. If you “subscribe” you will get automatic downloads of new episodes. Note: if you don’t have unlimited data, make sure to set the Podcasts App to download only when connected to WiFi.
Podcasts are a mix of things. Some Podcasts will have a new episode weekly, monthly, or even have a daily update. You may find a podcast where you really enjoy the host(s) or the guest they have on that day. Another great thing about podcasts is the majority have an option to connect with hosts either on social media, leaving a voice mail, or by email. It’s a great way to connect and get questions answered as well.
Subjects range from health, true crime, technology, business, comedy, TV shows, Marvel, DC Comics, history, work issues, arts, education, politics, news, or almost any topic. All you have to do is select Browse and search your favorite topic. Always note the date of the podcast. There are podcasts that may have had their last episode in 2010, but it will still show up in your search.
The photo below shows you some of the categories available.
Why Listen to Podcasts?
Maybe you have a long drive planned. You need something to listen to that’s not music, not an audiobook, but something you can easily listen to and change if needed. That’s where podcasts come into play.
If you get tired of one topic, you can always easily pick another podcast. In the mood for a little banter between hosts or in the mood for something more serious, it’s all there. You can even look at the “Top Charts” or “Featured” for something new to listen to on your drive or while finishing a project.
My Favorite Podcasts
I’m going to share some of my favorite podcasts that I listen to on a regular basis. I included the podcast cover art since there are so many available and can have similar names. Some are funny, some are informational, and of course there are several Apple related topics.🤷🏻♀️😂
MY ALL TIME FAVORITE PODCAST!
The Satellite Sisters
I can’t say enough about how much I enjoy this podcast. I laugh, I cry, I laugh some more. It’s like a chat with a friend and girls night out all in one. On this podcast, typically three sisters Liz, Lian, and Julie have conversations on many everyday topics. Sisters Monica and Shelia, who were previously on the show, pop in to add some of their own sister laughter. I mean laugh out loud conversations are the norm for this podcast.
It’s hard to explain, but after listening to so many episodes, you feel a connection to them and to all the other “Satellite Sisters” who listen to the podcast. They also have a FaceBook page and it’s one of the most positive pages I’ve ever followed. You can go back and listen to episodes from last year on the Podcast app on your phone or iPad.
Your App Lady
Apple Bitz XL w/Brian Tong
Safe For Work (Liz from Satellite Sisters)
Happier with Gretchen Rubin
Law with a Little Politics
Stay Tuned with Preet
What Do You Think?
So what Podcasts do you listen to or are you a new listener? Let me know what you think about the podcasts I recommend above.
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