Whether you’ve heard of them or not, podcasts are taking the world by storm. In fact, podcasts are a new trend that is here to stay. And I can well understand how that can happen at this particular time.
What is a podcast?
Put simply, a podcast is a series of episodes. These episodes are audio files that are likely stored with a podcast hosting company. Another great thing about podcasts is that you can subscribe to them, which makes it easy to get notified (via your favorite podcast app) when new episodes come out.
Right now you are reading my blog post. This is a written article that I am publishing on my website. This medium has long been used for transmitting information. A podcast is a spoken message in the form of an interview, a course or something else.
A more extensive explanation of what a podcast is, how it works and how to subscribe to them, read this.
With the availability of the phone, it is possible to do two things at once: embroider and listen, walk and listen, cycle and listen, fold the laundry and listen… You get the idea: a great way to make the best use of your time, or to revitalise boring or time-consuming activities.
A podcast can be started by anyone, and listened to by anyone. This makes it an accessible way to get in touch with your target group. What can you expect from a podcast? A podcast can be a simple spoken message. It can also be a live interview in which an expert is asked for tips. It can also be a kind of course, where you learn something concrete, like a language for example. But it can also be an audiobook, a music programme or a radio show.
Its popularity has increased enormously over the past year. There is an explanation for this: the corona measures have caused people to go hiking in massive numbers. And it is precisely during such a walk on your own, that it is nice to listen to a positive message from someone somewhere in the world. It widens your view, makes you long for new developments, or brings you a step further in a process in which you have become stuck.
I would like to share my personal favourites with you. Each with a different approach, they complement each other and surprise me every time:
What are your favourite podcasts? Feel free to share them in a comment below. And feel free to share this post with other fashion lovers.
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