• Shivam Singh

Why should you listen to Podcasts?

Do you listen to podcasts? Probably not. It may be because you haven't found the right podcast for yourself or you just find it boring altogether. Allow me to help you find a good podcast or get you hooked to this whole platform.

According to Wikipedia, A podcast is an episodic series of spoken word digital audio files that a user can download to a personal device for easy listening. Streaming applications and podcasting services provide a convenient and integrated way to manage a personal consumption queue across many podcast sources and playback devices.

Podcasts are like tv shows but in audio format. And instead of a story, podcasts have conversations which is a different yet amazing approach towards audio content. Like in real life, you obtain a lot of value from the right conversation, even when you're not a part of it. Similarly, podcasts are those conversations but you can listen to them anywhere, anytime, and on whatever topic you find interesting.


Here are a few reasons why you should start listening to Podcasts:

  1. Learning about stuff you wouldn't find elsewhere: Podcasts have raised the bar of the quality of the content that you receive just because of the educational value they bring to the table. From the insights of a person's financial growth to the unique techniques applied by a chef, podcasts have the most specific and precious content that you wouldn't find anywhere else.

  2. Reduce the daily screen-time: We spend a lot of time on our smartphones and let's not forget our laptops/pcs, televisions and what not. The great thing about podcasts is that they provide an entertaining alternative to visual media. Podcasts, much like videos, require no reading and little energy, however, they don’t cause the same visual strain or mental numbness as videos.

  3. Optimizing time: Listening to podcasts while doing random chores, driving, walking, or even working out literally lets you utilize your time efficiently as you are gaining knowledge whenever you're spending your time on doing other stuff. Best of multitasking!

  4. Personal & Professional Growth: Podcasts can be absolutely filled with stuff you did not know and you never would've found out if it weren't for that particular podcast. Some of these things can be life-changing and they change our way of looking at things or in other words be termed as personal growth. Many of them also reveal a lot of tips, advice, mistakes in a particular professional field through their own experiences which helps the listener obtain professional growth as well.


Some great podcast recommendations to get you started:

  1. The Joe Rogan Experience

  2. WVFRM with MKBHD

  3. Vergecast

  4. What if

  5. The Ground-up show

Some great podcast apps to get you started:

  1. Pocket Casts (Android/iOS)

  2. Overcast (iOS)

  3. Google Podcasts (Android/iOS)

  4. Apple Podcasts (iOS)

  5. Spotify (Android/iOS)

Listening to podcasts is one of the best things I've ever done as it has been very rewarding. You really learn a lot while being entertained and listening while doing anything! Podcasts redefine the content consumption platform with audio content of every genre (something for everyone) and it takes storytelling to another level. Pick a podcast from your favorite genre and just listen to a single episode, I'm sure you'll love it and get hooked to it in no time!


Do share it so that more and more people get to know more about the most rewarding source of entertainment there is!

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