Podcasts, those downloadable ‘radio’ shows, are a great way to broaden your listening tastes.
A podcast is essentially the same as RSS (really simple syndication) which allows users to subscribe to their favourite websites and have feeds delivered directly to their browser or reader of choice (mines
google reader!). So by subscribing to a podcast you are actually subscribing to an alert system, which will tell you when new podcasts are available.
How you do this is a matter of opinion, but I use iTunes which then syncs the podcasts to my iPhone.
So what am I listening to?
TWIT– This Week in Technology, with Leo Laporte.
– The Daily Giz Wiz with hosts Dick De Bartola and Leo Laporte.
Digital Planet – Weekly round up from the BBC of technology stories from around the world.
Mac Geek Gab – A Mac and Apple podcast featuring tips and reviews.
The Tech Guy – With Leo Laporte. His radio show podcasted.
The Game – A soccer show from The Times newspaper.
Football Weekly – A soccer show from The Guardian newspaper.
National Geographic – Video podcasts (or vodcasts) from the National Geographic.
Channel Flip – Video podcasts featuring product reviews.
Chris Moyles – Like him or loathe him, this podcast is none the less, entertaining.
Mark Kermode – A weekly film review show from BBC Radio 5 Live.
Fighting Talk – A sports quiz show with host Colin Murray.
Macbreak Weekly Leo Laporte and friends discuss Apple news.
Net @ Night – With Amber MacArthur and Leo Laporte who bring you around up technology stories.
The Gadget Detectives – From the Daily Telegraph come a video podcast featuring product reviews.
All of this content is free and while some of it is ad supported, I find them worthwhile listening.