I have listened to podcasts for several years now and some are incredibly good. Podcasts make riding in the car on long trips much more bearable!! So what is a podcast?? This icon to the right here is on many phones so you can download podcasts of your choice. Below I am adding podcasts that I have found very useful for food, farming and health care which is the which are the focuses of our page!! If you have special podcasts that you love and add to our page please contact us on the forum/community or by email so we can listen and add them here!
A podcast is an episodic series of digital audio files that a user can download in order to listen. Alternatively, the word “podcast” may refer to the individual component of such a series or to an individual media file.
Podcasting often uses a subscription model, whereby new episodes automatically download via web syndication to a user’s own local computer, mobile application, or portable media player.
Ben Hammersley originally suggested the word “podcast” as a portmanteau of “iPod” (a brand of media player) and “broadcast“ in 2004.
The files distributed are in audio format, but may sometimes include other file formats such as PDF or EPUB. Videos shared following a podcast model are sometimes called video podcasts, vodcasts or vlogs.
The generator of a podcast maintains a central list of the files on a server as a web feed that one can access through the Internet. The listener or viewer uses special client application software on a computer or media player, known as a podcatcher, which accesses this web feed, checks it for updates, and downloads any new files in the series. This process can be automated to download new files automatically; thus, it may seem to subscribers as though podcasters broadcast or “push” new episodes to them. Files are stored locally on the user’s device, ready for offline use. Many different mobile applications allow people to subscribe and to listen to podcasts. Many of these applications allow users to download podcasts or to stream them on demand as an alternative to downloading. Many podcast players (applications as well as dedicated devices) allow listeners to skip around the podcast and to control the playback speed.
Some[who?] have labeled podcasting a converged medium (bringing together audio, the web, and portable media players), as well as a disruptive technology that has caused some individuals in the radio business to reconsider established practices and preconceptions about audiences, consumption, production and distribution.[need quotation to verify] Listeners usually consume podcasts free-of-charge, and one can often produce them for little to no cost, which sets them apart from the traditional 20th-century model of “gate-kept” media and their production tools. Podcast-makers can monetize their podcasts by allowing companies to purchase ad time, as well as via websites such as Patreon, which provides special extras and content to listeners for a fee. Podcasting is very much a horizontal media form – producers are consumers, consumers may become producers, and both can engage in conversations with each other.
On death and dying: This was an excellent podcast on this topic!! I love Hidden Brain. It is an excellent podcast so subscribe to all their episodes!
Science VS is also a great podcast so go back and listen to all of the episodes! Wendy Zukerman from Australia has to coolest accent! I love science and they work hard to present both sides of the questions people have about many topics!
Add this podcast to your list and listen often!
It if funny how you listen to someone without knowing what they look like and then you see a picture!! So different!
For a great podcast on dietary recommendations this podcast is a great listen. I have been listening for years.