Welcome to Podcast Tutorial 101, designed for those of you new to the world of podcasts! Even though I host a podcast, I was only introduced to this form of entertainment about two years ago. I was familiar with the term “Podcast” but didn’t quite understand what one was.
So…here are the SUPER easy steps ( yes, the caps were intentional – it’s that easy) to enjoy podcasts. Plus, just think how cool you’ll sound when you casually say to your friends, “So I was listening to this really great podcast the other day…” I”m telling you, this will be the expression on their faces,
but let’s be honest…probably not as cute. Anyway, on to making you the coolest person in your book club. Read on…
First of all, let’s clear up one thing. A podcast is NOT a blog. I know this because I also write a blog. Yes, I’m THAT amazing. (Caps intentional) A blog is simply a platform to share written essays online. You READ a blog. A podcast, on the other hand, is a recorded program designed to be listened to in a couple different ways. How? Oh, I’m SO glad you asked. (Caps…well, you know) So, here’s how you can listen to a podcast:
- You can listen directly on your smartphone. Simply tap on the Podcast App icon
- and type in the name of the podcast in the search bar, like for example, oh I don’t know, something like: Where Are My Glasses. Yes, that would definitely be a good one to type in. Then you just tap on the picture that shows up:
and BOOM! you’re there! Tap on an episode and you can listen right on your phone! I often listen while I’m driving in the car, when I’m on the treadmill, I’ll carry it room to room as I do housework or just sit in a comfy chair and be lazy while I listen. The point is…it’s PORTABLE, which is the best part of podcast listening!
3. Now comes the REALLY important part…click on Subscribe and Rate/Review 🙂 Subscribing simply means you will be notified when a new episode is posted. Nothing more. And offering a review or rating helps us with our iTunes presence.
The other SUPER EASY way to listen is to click on the link that accompanies each post on this site and the episode will magically begin to play RIGHT ON YOUR COMPUTER!!! That’s right! I mean, seriously, it doesn’t get any easier.
With that, I will leave you to your podcast listening pleasure. Please share this valuable information with your friends. Better yet, just send them this link: http://www.wherearemyglassespodcast.com/?p=376
They will be forever grateful to you. Trust me on this. And bask in the glow of living the Ultimately Cool Podcast Life. Your kids won’t recognize you. And that’s a promise 😎
P.S. We also LOVE, LOVE, LOVE comments. So please leave a comment and let us know what’s on your mind. It doesn’t even have to be on topic! That’s how desperate we are to hear from you