Let’s fast it, spare time is hard to find these days.
If you don’t have time to read a book, watch a video, or set aside a few hours to collect your thoughts, maybe a podcast could help.
Podcasts offer so much more than simply listening to your favorite news show.
Like audiobooks podcasts only require you to listen and let you multi-task. While listening you can clean around the house, cook a meal, pay your bills, and even wash clothes.
Also, if you are listening to a new podcast that you just stumbled on or are tuning into the one you love the host's voice regularly, that a good thing. A strong voice with a great message can make you sit up and pay attention, bring you back from the humdrum of life.
Podcasts can get your blood circulating whether it’s listening to someone talk about exercise, health and/or nutrition, or even a political issue.
Looking at Things Differently
A podcast can be conversational, make you chuckle, be somewhat sarcastic, or maybe even flare your temper. All in all, a podcast may or may not offer you a different way of looking at things just by listening on any given day.
There's no doubt about it that podcasts if successful, a podcast can be informative, educational, and or entertaining.
On The Go
Another reason to enjoy a podcast is that it can be taken on the go.
Of course, you can tune into a podcast on your computer, but you can also it portable. For instance, if you ride a commuter train, take a taxi, or drive to work on your own, you can take your podcast along with you and listen for 30 minutes or so.
Many podcasts are around this timeframe and when you discover those you like you can subscribe to them. This way the next episode will be available for when you’re on the go.
Either way, download the podcast before you head out the door or stream it to your smartphone. If you subscribe to a podcast it’s already there and all you need to do is open the app and pick one.
The best podcasts can pump you up and offer news ideas. Try to find one that offers new ways that make you think about topics you are interested in and set you on a good path for the day. For instance, if you are into marketing or business you can find all kinds of podcasts featuring those who have learned things in these niches that may help or even inspire you.
If you don’t have time to sit down and read a book as mentioned earlier or download one on your tablet, that’s OK. A short podcast that shares an overview and cuts to the chase of having to read the whole book is a way to learn a new lesson, develop skills, etc.
If you have a favorite author or writer and at one-time read their books why not look for them in a podcast? You might be able to connect with them on a whole new level and learn something new from them. And they may even invite you to connect with them at some point.
Whether you’re into fishing, swimming, marketing, business, shopping, or whatever, there are podcasts on every subject and you get to choose what to listen to.
Another great thing about podcasts is that you are in control of what you listen to whether it’s during a run on your smartphone or in your car on the way to work. Don’t like the podcast you've tuned into? Turn it off, and find another one. Don’t like hearing the host push his business or listen to ads? Tune it out, and select another.
Podcasts are Free
For the most part, podcasts are free and you can listen to as many as you want when you want without having to purchase anything.
So, the next time you wish you had a free moment to catch up on the news, read a passage from one of your favorite author's books or want to find out about current events, check out a podcast.
And if you're feeling inspired, why not learn to create a podcast?