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 a podcast management app for your phone or tablet. I use the free podcast player app Pocket Casts a, they have apps for both Android and iOS. If you start enjoying podcast like I do Pocket Cast is a must-have app. To learn more check out "About Podcasts & Pocket Casts."

What is a Podcast? By The Podcast Host

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. 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 you.

What is a podcast, and where can I find the best ones? 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 smartphone. The term, which coined in 2004, is a portmanteau of ‘iPod’ and ‘broadcast’.


Here are some suggestions to get you started.

My 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.”

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