So what is a Podcast?

May 1, 2011

in Relationships & Family

 

I am fully aware that most people that are taking in content from BizChickBlogs are pretty savvy. However, as I pondered the topic for May: Education/Educating I had to wonder if everyone knew what a Podcast was.  Up until about two years ago I had no clue about them until I got to meet some in real life.  In our ever busy lives I thought it would be good to give you a run down of what a podcast is and what are some of my favorite ones.

According to Wikipedia…

A podcast (or non-streamed webcast) is a series of digital media files (either audio or video) that are released episodically and often downloaded through web syndication.

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Why I love podcasts is because I can listen to them anywhere and at anytime. Actually, I think I keep the house a bit cleaner than I used to because of podcasts. I can plug in my headphones and get caught up on the latest news or business tips all while vacuuming the house.  So, here are my weekly picks that I think you just might dig.  I have divided them into categories to make it a bit easier to manage.

 

Business/Blogging:

BlogcastFM with Srini Rao & Sid Savaro.  They do interviews with big names, little names and no names.  However, they all have a common thread. They all have interesting stories and lessons to share with bloggers looking to build traffic and establish a name for themselves.  I have been able to connect on a personal level with the creators and have gleaned so much good information.

StartupNation with the Sloan brothers. They provide expertise on how to start and grow your dream business.  Topics include: starting an eBay business, financing your business, marketing your invention & much more. I find this podcast to be helpful when talking to clients and forecasting their business.

Get-It-Done Guy’s Quick and Dirty Tips to Work Less and Do More This podcast talks about how you can work smarter, not harder. Stever Robbins, author of “Get-It-Done Guy’s 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More”, provides inventive productivity and organization tips to transform your life. They truly are quick and dirty. They are little nuggets that I can put into practice immediatly.

 

Moms:

Manic Mommies! with Erin & Kristin goes through the trials and tribulations, joys and truimpsh of two working mothers trying to do it all (and do it all well, of course)! Shows feature honest, funny chats about motherhood, pop culture & the crazy act of balancing work and family.

Musing Mommies with Kim & Dawn is a place to laugh. It’s also a place to learn and relate. They are two Texas moms talking about everything Mommy-hood. (In the art of full disclosure, Kim & Dawn are friends of mine and I have been on their show a few times).

The Because Show with Jerilyn, Susan & Amy. This show is generally rated Explicted because there can be more mature discussions and language. I found them through Musing Mommies and really enjoy their reverance. It’s kind of refreshing.

 

Just Fun:

NPR: Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! is NPR’s weekly current events quiz. If you want to laugh and also test your news knowledge while figuring out what’s real and what’s made up, this is the show for you. My kids actually enjoy this show as well. We will play it on long road trips.

A Prairie Home Companion’s News from Lake Wobegon This is Garrison Keillor’s signature monologue.Same goes for this podcasts. It’s easy listening for us all.

 

S0, have I enlightened you? Are you going to run out and check some of these out? I hope so. I actually would love for you to share some of your favorite podcasts. I am always on the look out for something new and entertaining.

 

 

 

 

 

Leigh Ann May 12, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Listening to the Musing Mommies as I type! We’ve been following each other on Twitter for a while, but sometimes I’m anti video and sound clip on the internet, because I prefer to read. But I love listening to them! Thank you for the information!

Fran Aslam From Online writer May 4, 2011 at 11:04 am

Awesome post about the latest informative podcasts, for bloggers. I did not know these details. Though I have reached to a point in life where I can use my time properly, but still variety, diversion from reading and change is the essence of life and that is where podcast helps me.

All the best

Fran A

Ellen Humphries May 3, 2011 at 5:55 pm

Good stuff Christina!

Christina Linnell May 3, 2011 at 6:25 pm

Aw, thanks Ellen. So good to see you here. Hope you enjoy poking around and checking out all our amazing contributors. I’m always looking for more for Relationships & Family.

Mike May 2, 2011 at 3:24 pm

I just had this conversation not ten days ago. Thanks this was much needed to help me with my position.

Christina Linnell May 3, 2011 at 10:29 am

You are welcome Mike. Maybe great minds think alike?

Mike May 3, 2011 at 2:36 pm

I would have to agree with you on that. :)

Christina Linnell May 3, 2011 at 6:24 pm

Well good! Then it is settled, great minds think alike.

Marlee May 2, 2011 at 11:31 am

Hi Christina!
What a great topic for this month’s theme. It’s easy to suffer from the curse of knowledge and overlook the fact that many people still don’t know what things like “podcasts” are.

I’m obsessed with podcasts! I LOOOOVE them and I’ve been listening to them since 2006. In fact, I just launched one for Metamorphoself and I’m amazed at the exposure a podcast can provide to a business owner. Much of that market his virtually untapped.

The resources you mentioned here are great too!

Christina Linnell May 3, 2011 at 10:29 am

Marlee, that is so true. Sometimes we assume that everyone knows what we know and boy is that wrong. Wow, you are a veteran with podcasts. I will have to check out your podcast. Thanks for checking in.

Dennis Edell@ Direct Sales Marketing May 1, 2011 at 11:38 am

Thanks for all the names and links Christina, I’m looking to podcast one of these days also…..they’re also an awesome alternative for those not wanting to step in front of a camera. ;-)

Christina Linnell May 3, 2011 at 10:27 am

You’re welcome Dennis! I so agree that they are a great alternative. I have had the pleasure of being on a few podcasts and boy is it fun. Let me know if you ever go for it.

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