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Podcast — A Flexible Way to Connect With People

Updated on June 8, 2020
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The author is a small boy and writer by passion; he loves technology and tries being towards it.

 Introduction

In this ever-changing world there were many inventions which were useful to mankind. Radio was one such invention which was a very productive use of time, it had always been a very useful device which was used a lot, but, now nobody uses radio. But is there any solution? Yes, there is a solution which is podcast. Podcast is a very useful medium. From lectures to speeches everything is made available here. People adore this online radio very much since it is not heavy and tough to use. They just need to turn a podcast and hear while doing their chores.

What is Podcast?

It is digital audio which is available online or offline in a computer or mobile device, in simple word, it is available as a series, in new instalments of which can be received by its subscribers automatically.

How is it Similar to the Radio?

It has the same features of the radio as the streaming of different channels are included here also in the form online, though it doesn’t have the antennae and a big space, it just needs a mobile, some MBs and a person to hear it.

Why Podcast?

The podcast is handy and helpful, as we just hear it and have more knowledge when there is no video it is better because when the person talking commits a mistake in a video, he shuts his eyes. We realize it so, we think that the person doesn’t know much and we just closed our device, but in the podcast, the person talking can correct his words so that we feel their sentence is correct.

Providers of Podcast

YouTube

YouTube has been an excellent podcast provider and viewer. We can easily make it attractive by taking a simple video of nature, village life, technology, and make a voice-over on it and just remove or add some part from it. People use YouTube for uploading videos, but now people have started making podcast also.

Spotify

Spotify is a famous podcast provider which is used by millions of people around the world. It is simple to use, but you may not find the record button because it doesn’t allow recording from Spotify, it needs a platform of recording called ‘Anchor’. It is a very user-friendly software which is easy to use and has tutorials also.

Buzzsprout

Buzzsprout is one of the easiest ways to make a podcast. It is simple to use and provides podcasting platform for performing, promotion, etc. It stats the track of your podcast. It also has some tools like a podcast website for newbies. It supports a custom embed player and social media players for more complex podcast creators.

Captivate

Captivate is one of the newer podcast hosting providers which provides an unlimited podcast hosting. The team behind it has been podcasting for a long time. The focus is on helping people grow their podcast and wants them to succeed.

Transistor

The transistor is a platform like an Anchor which submits your podcast to Spotify, but, it shows your podcast on their website also. It is also easy-to-use and user friendly. But since it is priced fewer people get the chance to showcase their talent.

Simplecast

Simplecast is as simple as its name is. It is effortless, and when it comes to money with a decent amount of money, you get unlimited uploads and promotion options. It helps us do many things online like streaming live music, a podcast of stand-up comedy, etc.

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Podbean

Podbean is a handy, free, user-friendly software. It is also available in premium hosting packages for individuals who want to get more tools and facility for running a business. It is called user-friendly because of their offers of an interface that integrates publishing analysis tools like an easy-to-use podcasting platform.

Streaming, Sharing and Access

Out of these providers, only some of them provide streaming, but all of them give access to easy sharing, but, only some give complicated sharing, which requires money. All of the mentioned providers are easy-to-use and user-friendly, but some require paid promotion.

Conclusion

Information sharing and educating the masses in the form of audio is gaining popularity all over the world. Prominent news magazines and mass communication organisation, understanding the power of podcast are regularly publishing it online for free. The advantage of this medium is mainly for the people who are daily engaged with travel for physical work. Considering the importance of upgrading the knowledge while involved in other words, the podcast has been recognised that moving university. It would be a wise idea to share our knowledge with others on the one hand and to know more information and education on the other.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Jnanesh Sharma H

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    • jnanesh profile imageAUTHOR

      Jnanesh Sharma H 

      8 months ago from South India

      Thank you, Ms Nitya and Ms Sowrabha for commenting, At this time of problem we must not get scared and we must try chilling and work home like this is our workplace, for this podcast can be very helpful.

    • Sowrabha Mahesh profile image

      sowspeaks 

      8 months ago from Bengaluru

      Thank you for sharing this article on podcast . Been listening to podcasts but knew nothing about the technology. Now have learnt quite a bit.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      8 months ago from Dubai

      An interesting and informative article about podcasts, thank you for sharing.

    • jnanesh profile imageAUTHOR

      Jnanesh Sharma H 

      8 months ago from South India

      Thank you Ms Sneha and Ms Prantika for commenting and showing that you liked my article.

    • Sneha Bhat profile image

      Sneha Bhat 

      8 months ago from India

      Thank you for giving more ideas about other platforms too

    • Prantika Samanta profile image

      Prantika Samanta 

      8 months ago from Kolkata, India

      Thank you for sharing such an informative article. Your article has increased my knowledge on Podcast.

      I did not know so much about Podcast. I have found this article helpful and interesting.

    • jnanesh profile imageAUTHOR

      Jnanesh Sharma H 

      8 months ago from South India

      Thank you for commenting on my article, Mr Muralikrishna, Ms Cijini and Mr Shreekrishna Sharma for commenting, I am glad you liked my article. Thank you again

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      Halemane Muralikrishna 

      8 months ago from South India

      Eventhough I have utilised the podcast facility, I had never thought of its details and various available platforms. This has enriched my knowledge on this digital technology. Write more such articles imparting knowledge, Mr Jnanesh.

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      Cijini Karan 

      8 months ago

      Hey ...i liked your way of writing...keep on writing such interesting articles...good luck to you.....

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      Shreekrishna Sharma Halemane 

      8 months ago

      Gave good information on various platforms. I was having knowledge of U- tube only. Your article highlighted other such softwares as well. Thank you for sharing the knowledge.

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