Let’s start at the beginning: what the heck is a podcast anyways?
odcasts as “digital media files that can be listened to on portable audio devices and computers. Despite the wide variety of content and storytelling styles represented within the podcast industry, the format is relatively simple: a piece of audio that you can listen to on demand.” Basically a podcast is some really awesome audio that you can play whenever you want.
How/when do you listen to podcasts?
I listen to podcasts mostly on my iPhone through the podcasts app. Don’t have an iPhone or hate the podcasts app? Check out this list for some alternatives.
I listen to podcasts mainly when I’m in the car, when I clean, and when I work out. I first started listening to podcasts because sometimes on my drive home, I didn’t want to drive in silence but I was a little worn out of music because I had just interacted with it all day via my job. #musicteacherprobs
So what do you listen to that matters to me as a music educator?
Remember how I mentioned that podcast addiction? Yeah…I am subscribed to over 40 podcasts. Some of them run in seasons so I don’t always have 40 new podcasts in my feed every week. 40 may seem like a lot but honestly, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. There are podcasts for everything – for health, for fitness, for story telling, for news, and even for music education. There are sooooo many podcasts out there(and sometimes it’s tough to sort through and find what you want) so I am going to share with you the ones that I have found and listen to regularly.