How to Listen to Podcasts

If you’re curious about podcasts but don’t know where to begin, here’s how to start listening to podcasts for free on Android, iPhone, on your Computer.

I have been listening to podcasts since the mid 2000’s, first on an iPod and then later on the iPhone.

I purchased my first iPod at a Cash Crusaders in downtown Pinetown for a few hundred Rands.

Some people describe podcasts as “radio on the Internet,” but the medium of podcasting has become so much more. From serialised fiction to uncensored comedy to long-form news reporting, podcasts are becoming an increasingly popular resource for entertainment and information. You can listen to podcasts using your computer or a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet. Keep reading to understand how to listen to podcasts. https://www.dummies.com/article/technology/digital-audio-radio/podcasting/how-listen-podcasts-261397/

I NEVER LISTEN TO PODCASTS AT MY DESK. I ONLY LISTEN TO PODCASTS IN MY CAR, AT THE GYM OR IN OTHER SITUATIONS WHEN I HAVE DEAD TIME.

I have made podcasts part of my daily routine for years. I listen while commuting, cooking, running errands, or during any relatively mindless activity that can be done while wearing wireless headphones.

Apple’s wireless earbuds, AirPods, are one of my favourite gadgets. Clicks sells a cheap version if you want to try these out.

My bond with podcasts is so cemented that it comes as a shock when someone I meet at a party — or someone in my family, or a friend I thought I knew — tells me that they, in the year 2019, do not listen to podcasts. And never have. And don’t really get what it’s all about. And, worse, don’t quite know how to start.

For anyone who wants to become a full-fledged podcast listener, here’s what you need to know to get into it.

To keep and organize your podcasts, you’ll need a podcast app that allows you to subscribe to new shows and listen. If you’re brand-new to podcasts, the stock podcast app already installed on your smartphone is the easiest point of entry; for iPhone, you have the Apple Podcasts app, and for Android users, the easiest option is to play podcasts through the Google Podcast app.

The app I use regularly and like best is Pocket Casts, it is available for free on both Android and iOS. It is also available for desktop computers for a small fee.

Now that you have an app, make sure you can listen wherever and whenever you have the most time. Podcasts are all about killing two birds with one stone by listening while you do other things.

Creating podcasts. After many delays I started my first beverage industry podcast in 2017.

BeerWorld a podcast for Beer People in South Africa.

Splitting DrinksWorld and BeerWorld in 2022 allowed me to curate all the content for beer people in this one channel.
In the past I always felt that I was spamming my beer friends with information from the drinks business, which I don’t want to do. So be assured the new BeerWorld channel will focus only on content relevant to Beer People in South Africa.

Links: www.beerworld.co.za
Podcast: https://pod.link/beerworld
YouTube: https://bit.ly/BeerWorldYT
Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/8zt2b

Link: www.drinksworld.co.za
Podcast: https://pod.link/drinksworld
YouTube: https://bit.ly/DrinksWorldYT
Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hyscef