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Podcasts Are The New Radio

Jun 21, 2019

Listening to the radio is starting to become a thing of the past as more people are interested in podcasts. Even though the radio has kept people entertained with their favorite genre of music (and from time to time playing their favorite songs), podcasts are starting to take over. Even though the radio has several different stations to choose from, they all consist of ads and songs. Podcasts can vary in topics of discussion, so there's always the chance to stumble across something new. And unlike the radio, podcasts don't have ads. Surely everyone listened to the radio for music and really couldn't have cared less about the ads that were played in between songs. Podcasts take the benefits of talk radio, and make it far more accessible to everyone who wants to learn more about their favorite topics!

What is a Podcast?

A podcast is an audio file that can be downloaded from the internet. Several podcasts are usually grouped together as a series on a single topic. The topic of the series can be whatever the host wants it to be. The topic can be anything from reading aloud children's books to interviews with specific people of their choosing. Whatever they want it to be, it's likely to be something with enough content to last a decent length of time for every episode. That length of time could be fifteen minutes or an hour and fifteen minutes depending on the topic and amount of content. If someone happens to enjoy the topic of discussion, they can subscribe to that podcast to be notified when new episodes become available.

Popular Podcasts

Anyone who listens to podcasts will have their own personal favorite. Certain podcasts are likely to be seen as the most popular among a certain topic. Among iTunes rankings, the best podcasts have been

  • Man In The Window by LA Times | Wondery
  • 22 Hours: An American Nightmare by WTOP/PodcastOne
  • The Shrink Next Door by Wondery | Bloomberg
  • Call Her Daddy by Barstool Sports

These are just a few of the podcasts that are among the top ten. Some of the best podcasts on iHeartRadio have been

  • The Ron Burgundy Podcast
  • Atlanta Monster/Monster: The Zodiac Killer
  • The Joe Rogan Experience
  • Anna Faris is Unqualified
  • The Breakfast Club

The podcasts mentioned above, along with several others, are available and popular on both iTunes and iHeartRadio.

How to Find Podcasts Online

Finding new podcasts online is simple and easy. There are sure to be plenty of results through a Google search or a podcast app. There are some podcast apps available that quickly and easily help people find podcasts that will appeal to them along with showing them podcasts that are the most popular. Google can also help anyone find podcasts within a certain topic. A Google search is sure to result in lists of recommended podcasts that other people have put together. Those lists may also include details such as where the podcast is available, length of time for each episode, how often new episodes become available, etc. Not only is someone likely to find a podcast they enjoy, they may even find two or five.