What is a Podcast?

When we launched our podcast, several of our friends and family had questions like, “What exactly is a podcast?” and “How can I watch?”

So we thought we’d take a minute to explain. Remember those analogies you studied for your SAT test? Here’s one for you:

blog:newspaper as podcast:radio show

The newspaper used to be the primary way people would get daily news and entertainment in print. Then blogs came around and pretty much anyone with an internet connection could share their thoughts and/or expertise.

Radio shows were once the most common way a person could talk to a far-reaching audience and share ideas and knowledge. But now we have podcasts and, again, anyone with an internet connection can talk with others on any topic desired.

It’s an amazing world we live in.

So a podcast is like a radio show, but it’s on the internet. Many people listen to podcasts on their smart phones. There are lots of apps out there that make it easy. More on that here.

You can also listen to our podcast by simply visiting our web page (where you are now!), clicking on an episode (like maybe this one), and clicking on the player. It’s the little triangle inside the black circle shown below:

How to play a podcast in your web browser.

Once you click on that triangle, you’ll hear our lovely voices!

You’ll notice there are lots of options for listening. You can open a new browser window to play the podcast, so you don’t mistakenly close us up. Or you can download the episode to your computer to listen later – then you don’t even have to be online to listen.¬†And you can also subscribe so every time we publish a new episode, you’ll be notified by email automatically. We’d love that!

We hope this helps.

Shannon & Fadra