With podcasts, I can make even the most mind-numbing tasks informative and beneficial to my someday full-time career.
What are Podcasts and Why Should I Care?
Podcasts are basically non-fiction informative talk radio shows on demand. You don’t have to be an ipod owner either; they can be played on a computer or any audio media player. Available via streaming or downloading it can be a very convenient media and, the best part, podcasts are completely a la cart. Most podcasts have very minimal advertising, shocking in this day and age of commercials on Youtube (COMMERCIALS. On. Youtube.) And they are unique in that pretty much anyone with a computer and a microphone can produce them, which means the sound quality can be iffy, but if you can deal with an occasional tangent and echo here and there, podcasts can be one of the best ways to do research and learn about new subjects during time that would normally be wasted.
I love podcasts because I have a desk job during the day and for many hours I am doing data entry and repetitive paperwork. So, instead of listening to the same eight songs on loop on the radio for eight hours, I decided to put that time to good use. It started out just keeping up to date on news and pop culture with some NPR podcasts (I am a shameless NPR addict, don’t tell my mom. She’ll never let me live it down) and it grew from there. Then one day I thought ‘hey, I bet there are some pretty awesome writing podcasts out there’ and voila, the following list was born.
So, Which Podcasts Should I Try?
What are your favorite podcasts? Have you listened to any of these? Did I miss one? I’m always looking for new things to listen to and would love to hear from you! Comment below or shoot me an email and let me know what you think.
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