We explore the wonderful world of podcasts! What are they? How do you consume them? and what are they good for? (spoiler: Everything)
Podcasts are pre-recorded shows consisting of audio (music or talk) that are available for consumption in a digital format. Basically, they’re like talk shows, radio shows or interviews that you can download to your PC, MAC, tablet or mobile device and listen to them on the go.
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Availability and Accessibilty
Since you can download podcasts to your mobile device, you can listen to them WHENEVER, and WHEREVER you want!
You can listen while you travel, In the gym, In the office or just plain browsing the ol’ internet and keeping it in the background. Basically anywhere and everywhere that you want to consume content with your ears!
They’re especially good for when you’re driving.
Also, Since there are podcasts for literally everything, you can definitely find a podcast talking about your specific interests! There are podcasts for Movies, TV Shows, Videogames, Comicbooks, Boardgames, Wrestling. There’s even a podcast about plumbing.
Yep. Plumbing. Like we said, EVERYTHING.
The biggest avenue for podcasts is iTunes. You can find a majority of the most popular podcasts on there and you can sift through it all in a familiar and intuitive interface. The best part? Listening and downloading is absolutely free!
Aside from iTunes, there’s also a wide variety of Podcast Streaming services on the Internet where you can listen and download, also for free! Some of the most popular are Soundcloud, Audiomack, Bandcamp and Podnova!
There are also a variety of Podcast apps for your Android or iPhone that add to the convenience factor. All you need is an internet connection and you can download the latest episode of your favorite podcast. Look for Audiomack, BeyondPod, OneCast, OverCast, Instacast and many others.
To point you in the right direction, here are some of the Geekend Gladiators favorite Podcasts:
Videogames, Science and dicks. A show where a bunch of friends from the website Roosterteeth.com, sit around, drink beer and talk about videogames, movies, science and funny stuff from the internet.
Comedians being Comedians. Kumail Nanjani, star of HBO’s Silicon Valley and his wife Emily Gordon sit down with Comedians, Game Designers and Videogame Voice actors to discuss, Games, TV Shows and everything in between
IGN Games Podcasts
Podcasts for every gamer. Coming out of the pop culture news giant IGN.com, Their wide variety of podcasts are geared towards giving you informative and off the wall takes on every side of videogame universe. There’s Podcast Unlocked for XBox stuff, Podcast Beyond for Playstation stuff, Overclocked for PC games, IGN Arena for MOBAs and even Fireteam Chat for Destiny players.
Kinda Funny Podcasts
4 four guys formerly from IGN breakout and do their own thing. Greg, Colin, Nick and Tim up and left IGN to put up Kinda Funny. They have Kinda Funny Gamescast for anything and everything gaming related, PS I Love You XOXO for their love of Playstation and Game Over Greggy Show where they talk about Life, Love, Food, Disney Princesses and all the things in between.
Hunt the Truth
A narrative-driven podcast that takes place in the Halo Universe. Even those only remotely familiar with the Halo franchise will enjoy this gripping tale of conspiracy and subterfuge.
Art of Wrestling
The interesting stories of the wrestling industry. Independent Wrestler Colt Cabana gives us insight to the inner workings of Wrestling.
Comics and Joysticks
A podcast for the multi-faceted geek. A bunch of cool dudes from Comics and Joysticks get together and bond over their love of comicbooks and videogames.
Emile in the morning at Night
Conversations about life and video games every week. A podcast where host Emile talks to interesting people over a cup of coffee, at night. The best part? The show features local filipino talent and content creators as they talk about their lives, their geekery and their mutual love for videogames!
Check out our very own podcast called In the Car After, where we go in the car and on the spot to talk about the movie we just watched!
Here’s our latest episode,
We hope you enjoyed our little glimpse into the world of podcasts, now go out there and find your new favorite podcast. Then come back and tell us all about it! Happy hunting!
Raffy Leynes is a geek of all trades (master of fun).He loves videogames, comicbooks, movies, cartoons, wrestling, science and art. Lately, he’s been liking his geekery with a dash of “Indie”. He doesn’t know what the f*ck musings are but he is told he does them on his Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.