A podcast is a popular digital medium mostly consisting of audio or videos files that are hosted online and can be accessed through free or paid subscription downloads or through an RSS feed. Podcasts are usually produced in a series and contain information about a certain theme and subject. However, as podcasting has become more popular over the years, individuals hosting a podcast often talk about diverse topics that vary from episode to episode and are not theme-centric.


What is So Appealing About A Podcast?

Standard TV and radio formats present a much more rigid system than what podcasting presents. Currently the model is that people choose a program or a network station and watch what is being played in the time-slot shown with no form of control or customization. People like to have control over the type of content they consume, which is why podcasting, Netflix, and TIVO are excellent examples of listening or watching content where ever you are and whenever you want.                                                                                        

Another thing that is appealing about a podcast is that TV and Radio are primarily designed to produce shows and music for mass consumption, which can often destroy the quality of a product. Podcasting is often designed for a specific audience in mind and it attracts those who want to understand or discover more about that topic – something not all traditional TV or radio stations can do because of its scale and the niche topics being too ambiguous to cover.


Podcasting – A Powerful Way To Communicate

People often produce a podcast because it's fun, entertaining, and exciting. You can reach a target audience that shares the same interests as you and even communicate to them on a bigger scale. This is especially effective for those who have their own business and a strong following that wants to know more about the person behind the mask. Podcasting is also a great way to go from an unknown face in the crowd to a well-known expert in the selected topic and to help develop a strong following. Podcasting is an excellent choice to make if you want to take your hobby to the next level and talk about what you love to people who also share the same passion as you.

 

Podcasting Made Easy

The great thing about podcasting is that it is very inexpensive to start your own podcast. All you will need is a microphone, a skype account to interview your guests, and sound recording and editing software. Programs like Audacity, which is free to use, has the ability to both record your sound and edit it. Apple iTunes makes it very easy to get your podcast out into the world and it is free to submit a podcast to them. If you rather leave the editing to the experts, Podfly.net helps take your podcast to the next level by adding a professional quality and finish to your show, which will make you stand out from the rest.

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