Don’t know how to listen to podcasts? I’m here to help!
Just make it easy!
What are podcasts?
Basically a radio program on the computer. Or like going to the library and picking a series, and then the rest of them are already checked out when are ready for the next one.
If you can think of it, if it is your hobby, something you like, there is a podcast about it. It is the internet, it exists.
Podcasts can be regular, weekly, monthly, daily, or irregular sort of whenever the podcaster puts them out. You can have video podcasts. Most podcasts are audio. They can also range from just a few minutes up to hours and hours.
So how do I listen?
Do you have a smart phone? If you do get an app. For iPhones or iPads I cannot recommend Overcast highly enough. Once you’ve downloaded it, tap the plus in the upper right corner, then find a podcast.
Go ahead and try with my podcast (you knew this was going to come up!) Just type 600 Second Saga into the search directory.
You can add a single episode, or subscribe so every time a new episode comes out it will download right to your phone.
I don’t have an iPhone!
Stitcher is a fine cross platform tool. (Meaning you can use it on your Android phone, or desktop, probably not Blackberry, Windows phone apparently not. Windows phone users might be on your own. I spent over an hour trying to help a friend with this, it was a challenge.)
You can listen on the page of the podcast. On the side of the page you’ll see a player, click and listen. You can also subscribe on YouTube if you are a YouTube fan.
For other podcasts, most of them will have the ability to listen directly from their webpage as well.
And Overcast has a website too. (I swear this isn’t an ad for Overcast, it is just the best tool I’ve found.)
I did user test these steps with a couple smart but not tech savvy people in my life, but if this still confuses you please comment and I’ll be happy to update it or help you.