Describe what a podcast is in a few words
Podcasts are audio recordings of conversations, stories, or interviews available online, usually for free. You can find podcasts on a wide range of topics and interests. You can listen to podcasts on your phone, computer, or other devices.
What are Podcasts?
A podcast is an audio show that you can listen to on the internet. It is like a radio show, but it is available whenever you want to listen, and you can listen on any device. Podcasts can be educational, informative, or entertaining. They can cover a range of topics, from current events to sports and hobbies. Podcasts are free to listen to, and you can find them on many different platforms, such as Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts.
Podcasts are becoming increasingly popular amongst younger audiences, with over half of podcast listeners being under the age of 34. The term 'podcast' originated from the combination of two words: 'iPod' and 'broadcast' The longest running podcast is 'The Bible in a Year Podcast', which has been active for over 12 years.
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Work together in pairs: What are the benefits of listening to podcasts as opposed to traditional radio?
Work together in pairs: What are some of the benefits of listening to podcasts?
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What is a podcast?
- Digital audio file
- Video game
- Social media platform
When was the term 'podcast' first coined and by whom?
- 2004 by Ben Hammersley
- 1997 by Steve Jobs
- 2010 by Mark Zuckerberg
What makes podcasts unique compared to traditional radio shows?
- On-demand listening
- Limited content variety
- Non-interactive experience
Which of the following is not an example of a popular podcast genre?
- Cooking shows
- True crime stories
- News broadcasts
What are some popular podcast listening apps or platforms?
- Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts
- Instagram, TikTok, Twitter
- Facebook, LinkedIn, Snapchat