Getting Comfortable With The Basics

What's a Podcast? On demand radio and video service.

Podcasts can be videos or audio only, I personally mostly listen to audio podcasts. They can be played from a web browser like Chrome or Safari but the best experience is to get some type of podcast management app for your phone or tablet. I use a podcast player Pocket Casts app made by ShiftyJelly, they have apps for both Android and iOS both have a one time cost of $3.99 and a web app $9 one time cost. If you start enjoying podcast like I do Pocket Cast is a bargain. You can also find some free apps Podcast Addict, Player FM, Stitcher Radio for Podcasts, AntennaPod and Podcast Republic

  • podStation Podcast Player – A podcast aggregator extension for Chrome, podStation is a simple RSS podcast aggregator (or should I say a podcatcher?). Just add your feeds in the main page or use the search tool and be happy. Features: * Playlist * Podcast search.

What is a Podcast? By The Podcast Host

Simply put, a podcast is talk radio, but on demand.

It’s a series of spoken, audio episodes, often focused on a particular topic or theme, like cycling or start-ups. You can subscribe to the show with an app on your phone and listen to episodes whenever you like on your headphones, in the car or through speakers.

How to Get Started Listening to Podcasts by How-To Geek

You keep hearing about podcasts—from friends, online, even on TV. But what are podcasts, and how do you get started listening to them?

All About Podcasts on the iPhone and iTunes by Lifewire
There might be no hotter term in the world of digital audio these days than "podcast." You may have heard people talking about all the podcasts they listen to, but may not know what the term means or how it relates to your…

What is a podcast and where can I find the best ones to listen to? By The Telegraph
A podcast is an audio show, usually spread across a series of episodes, which can be downloaded from the Internet and listened to either on a computer or a Mp3 player. The term, which was coined in 2004, is a portmanteau of ‘iPod’ and ‘broadcast’.

Included with Amazon Prime membership, Audible Channels offers original podcasts, audiobooks and narrated periodicals. Just download the Audible app to start listening.

Here are some suggestions to get you started.

My personal favorite tech (geek) podcasts

  1. All About Android  – TWiT
  2. Security Now – TWiT
  3. The Tech Guy – TWiT
  4. This Week in Google – TWiT
  5. This Week in Tech – TWiT
  6. Triangulation – TWiT
  7. Windows Weekly – TWiT
  8. What The Tech Podcast – guysfromqueens
  9. Daily Tech News Show – Tom Merritt
  10. Geek Speak with Lyle Troxell – Lyle Troxell & The Geeks
  11. Sophos Podcasts – SophosLabs

Business and Information

  1. Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly – Marketplace
  2. Marketplace Weekend with Lizzie O'Leary – Marketplace
  3. Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal – Marketplace
  4. Planet Money – NPR

Just for fun!

  1. All Songs Considered – NPR
  2. Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me! – NPR
  3. Click – BBC World Service
  4. Meet LeVar Burton: Reading Rainbow – Apple Inc.

Some articles suggested by a Google search for “what are the best podcasts”

The Best Podcasts Right Now | Complex
These are some of the best podcasts out right now.

15 Best Podcasts of 2017 So Far – New and Notable Podcasts To Binge
All the best online podcasts to put in your ears in 2017.

The Best Podcasts of 2017 (So Far) – Vulture
Vulture chooses the best podcasts of the year (so far), including “S-Town,” “Missing Richard Simmons,” “The Bill Simmons Podcast,” and more.

27 Podcasts You Should Listen To In 2017 – BuzzFeed
Stuck listening to the same podcasts? Here's some … Importantly, the facts are real and the show inspires curiosity in the best way.

27 Podcasts You Should Listen To In 2017 – BuzzFeed
Feb 2, 2017 – Stuck listening to the same podcasts? Here's some … Importantly, the facts are real and the show inspires curiosity in the best way. (Suggested …

What are the best podcasts right now? Here's our 2017 guide. – Recode
Below the embed, there's a roundup of some of the best podcasts you should check out. You can also find a playlist of many of the shows …

Best Podcasts 2017: The Essential Vogue Edit | British Vogue
Explore the best podcasts for 2017 brought to you by the editors of Vogue. Find out what has the Vogue office hooked with our definitive list of the best podcasts…

BBC – Future – The 24 best podcasts to make you smarter
Do you have time to kill, but a curiosity that just won't be tamed? Head to these podcastst that will inform, educate and entertain.

Best Podcasts: 13 Podcasts you need to listen to right now –
Want to spice up your commute a little bit? These amazing podcasts will certainly mix things up in hilarious and thoughtful ways.

Best podcast episodes ever: The 25 best from Serial to the Ricky …
The best podcast episodes of all time? C'mon. How can you listen to 10 years' worth of podcasts? Is something a podcast if it first aired on …

The 50 Best Podcasts of 2016 – The Atlantic
We've chosen the 50 best podcasts of 2016 based on their innovation this year, consistent high quality, excellence within their genre, and of …

The 50 podcasts you need to hear | Television & radio | The Guardian
From true crime to comedy, here's your guide to the very best ear candy, plus some top


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