ALL ABOUT PODCASTS:
LEARN LANGUAGES WITH PODCASTS!
Do you have a favorite show? If you like to watch TV, a cartoon or sitcom may pop into your head. But many people might think of another type of show. It’s not something they usually watch. Instead, people enjoy these shows by listening. What are we talking about? Podcasts, of course!
What are podcasts?
They’re similar to radio shows. However, to hear a radio show, you have to tune in to the right station at the right time. Podcasts, on the other hand, can be downloaded to listen to anytime. People listen to podcasts on smartphones, computers, and smart speakers.
Podcasting has existed since 2004. That year, a video jockey named Adam Curry teamed up with a software developer named Dave Winer. They worked together to create a program that could download online radio broadcasts. The name “podcast” came from the combination of two other words—”iPod” and “broadcast.”
Today, podcasts are one of the most popular forms of entertainment. What makes them so great? Many people enjoy being able to listen to podcasts while they do other activities, like driving or riding in the car. They find a good show can make yard work, chores, and even homework more fun!
Podcast creators enjoy freedom from the regulations of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). That means they have a lot of control over their shows. As a result, podcasts cover a wide range of topics. Some of the most popular podcasting genres today are music, TV and movies, comedy, technology, and family.
Have you ever listened to a podcast with your family? If so, you know it can be a lot of fun. Many kids enjoy laughing or learning something new during episodes of their favorite podcasts. Some like it so much they start their own.