So Local Podcast, April 27th, 2016. Podcast About Podcasts Edition

A bit of a step back, today, as we welcome some brand new listeners and subscribers, to So Local Pasco.  I decided that every couple of months, I would post a podcast that is designed to help other people discover how vast and amazing podcasting IS…It’s a wide open field, and MILLIONS of podcasts are being made, these days.  They range from incredibly boring dry reads designed (I suppose) to teach or to fill requirements for continuing education in the business realm, to AMAZING, art level works of broadcast design, writing and recording.

I get the sense from folks I meet that for many of them, So Local Pasco is the first podcast they’ve ever listened to…And for almost ALL, it is the first podcast they’ve ever BEEN on, as a guest.  For me, this came as a shock (and I am sure people reading along who are already ON the podcast bandwagon are surprised, as well)…That this 16 year old liberating force in new media was alien to a LOT of people!  So, I get to educate, a bit.  I DO have to be careful not to jargon the HELL out of people!

I mentioned in the podcast that MY favorite podcast, bar NONE is RADIOLAB.  Radiolab is a monthly podcast that contains a BIG story, every month…It is narrated by the two creators, along with other editors, and often the subjects of the story.  It is a telescoping journey, every month…And it almost never goes to where you thought it would when you started listening!

Click the image above to visit the RadioLab website!
Click the image above to visit the RadioLab website!
Asking questions, telling stories, always entertaining.
Asking questions, telling stories, always entertaining.

Locally, you can catch a bunch of WUSF programs on podcast, including Health News Florida, with stories from West Pasco County’s own Daylina Miller.

WUSF programs are available as podcasts! No more struggling to meet the station's broadcast schedule.
WUSF programs are available as podcasts! No more struggling to meet the station’s broadcast schedule 

Finally, screenshots of the heavy hitters: iTunes (top), and Google Music Podcasts (bottom).  There are literally millions of podcasts to listen to…Some have hundreds of episodes of amazing content (Marc Maron has delivered over 700 interviews, with people ranging from Dave Attell to President Obama)…Please go and seek out podcasts!  They have the capacity to enrich our lives, like any other tool for exploring and understanding the world, and the PEOPLE around us.

The iTunes Store has a "New and Notable" section, which shows the most popular or discussed podcasts for the week.
The iTunes Store has a “New and Notable” section, which shows the most popular or discussed podcasts for the week.
Google's entry into podcast services is good, and getting better.
Google’s entry into podcast services is good, and getting better.

CLICK THE IMAGES ABOVE TO GO TO iTunes or Google.

Enjoy!

~Greg

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