I'm listening to a podcast called "Start-up" hosted by Alex Blumberg (from "This American Life").
And he finally defined for me what I like about podcasts.
They are about storytelling.
Then I think Really? It's like listening to the old radio shows before television took over as entertainment in the home.
But it's simplified entertainment. No busy-ness for my computer-tired eyes. The stories must be descriptive enough to help me visualize with "my mind's eye." (Less eye strain you see.)
Creative enough to capture my attention, hold it, and reveal some sort of information that I hadn't before known. Information I walk away with and it's made me think or re-think my opinion, educates and/or entertains me.
Here are a few I subscribe to:
I hope you'll listen to a couple episodes and get back to me with what you think about podcasts.
I love the portability listening on my iphone because one day I cleaned out my closet and dresser drawers and when all was said and done, it didn't seem like a huge chore. It was a win-win that day!
(By the way, my 3 year old granddaughter asked me, "Grammy, are you listening to your codpasts?" I just loved that!)
And please share...do you already listen to podcasts and if so, would you recommend any to me?