Podcasting has become the new trend of public informing and its popularity is growing each day. Something like the radio broadcasting of the future, nowadays you can follow your favorite podcast show directly from your mobile phone or your tablet. What is great is that you don’t actually have to follow the program live instead you can add the list of your favorite stations on your device and keep track of the last episodes or download them and listen offline.
This podcast fever doesn’t come as a surprise since one of the consequences of contemporary living is relying on digital media to an extent. What makes podcast exceptional is the fact that it is a digital medium that reaches and engages the audience via listening. That means, even if you are busy doing something else, you can still play your show and multitask like many of us are used to. Not only that, it is also scientifically proved that listening someone’s voice and absorbing information in this way improves learning and enables better memorising.
So, if you are looking for a free and easy way to pick up a new skill or broaden your knowledge, you will be happy to hear that podcasts are not all about fun and light-hearted content. There are also plenty of stations that offer useful, extensive information on pretty much everything that comes to your mind. Here is a quick overview on what you can learn:
Whether you were skipping history classes at school or you’re conducting a professional research, there are many great podcasts where you can find anything from answers to trivia quiz questions to an in-depth look into historical facts, literature critiques etc.
Learning a Foreign Language
You’ve always wanted to take up a new language but you never seem to have enough time? It is understandable, since language learning courses can be rather time consuming and also cost serious money. With podcasts, you can have fun on your way to work and listen the host portraying real life situations in both your native and target language, completely free of charge.
Technology and Professional Development
Learn how to overcome the fear of speaking in public, become proficient in Excel, try adding web design to your list of expertise or even take online piano lessons- all of this is possible once you start skimming through this comprehensive database of audio and video manuals.
Nutrition and Health
One doesn’t have to be a fitness buff to know how important physical health is. Sure, nowadays the idea of a perfect body is more emphasized than ever and although going extreme is never good, some little tricks like “shape your legs” exercises or “learn how to prepare a healthy, fat-free meal” are always welcomed, especially during summer season. Instead of paying a visit to a gym or nutritionist, visit your podcast application and subscribe to a channel that best fits your body sculpting needs.
Back in the days, cooking used to be reserved for housewives and professional chefs only, whilst now represents a trending virtue and a must have skill of modern men and women. Keep track of your latest cooking podcast episodes and learn how to prepare a gourmet meal, get familiar with international cuisines and ingredients, and peek into master chef recipes from around the globe.
This was just a close-up on all you can learn by listening a podcast. For those of you who want to find out more about it and see how it works, we suggest downloading Podcast app from the App Store (iOS users) or Stitcher app from Google Play (Android).