Or more so, do you LISTEN to podcasts?
I have a confession.
I didn't know HOW to listen to a podcast until very recently. I thought you had to have an iPod (which I do) and that you had to subscribe and download specifically to iTunes, and for years my iTunes crashed my Windows laptop. How could I listen to podcasts if my iPod wouldn't sync up???
What I didn't realize is anybody can listen to a podcast on a website. You just click play and listen through a speaker. It's literally that easy. I was tripped up on the name podcast thinking pod = iPod = iTunes = i-everything-domination.
(I also have my iTunes fixed on my new laptop, so that whole mess is figured out).
But where do you FIND podcasts?
You're in luck! Here are a few of my favorites. Go ahead and try one if you never have. Sometimes podcasts will even reference other podcasts. Win!
Smart Bitches, Trashy Books
Don't let the snarky name deter you. This is smart talk on romance fiction and its industry, plus special related topics. It's feminist and literary-leaning, and oh so funny.
Most recent listen: a chat on this week's yearly ComicCon-level book con RT (Romantic Times)
NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour
Smart and funny examination of what's going on right now.
Most recent listen: The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Pop Culture Pariahs
Pop-culture everything. There is SO MUCH on here with multiple channels specializing in topics or with specific hosts (several of whom are comedians and are awesome). My favorite is the Nerdist Writer's Panel, which interviews writers for TV, movies, comics, etc.
Most recent listen: Nerdist Writer's Panel: Wayward Pines
Everything books. Recommendations, bookstores, industry stuff, fun stuff. Varied content but if you like reading, it's got you covered.
Most recent listen: Book Riot: Not Without Genre
How Stuff Works podcast Everything from Stuff You Missed in History Class, Stuff Mom Never Told You, Tech Stuff, Brain Stuff, Stuff They Don't Want You to Know
A few fun Star Wars podcasts:
Nerd Lunch discusses Star Wars: A New Hope
Mos Eisley Comic Port archives
Do you listen to podcasts? Which is your favorite?