Podcasts are just a fancy way of packaging audio recordings. You can listen to them on iPods, computers, mp3 and CD players; and, subscribe for updates.
What’s really cool is podcasts are free! You can find a podcast about almost any subject imaginable.
My first “must-listen” was The Official LOST Podcast with the series’ producers, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse. I loved getting an insiders’ view behind the scenes.
Today, the number of podcasts has exploded and my list of “must-listens” has expanded considerably. Thousands are recorded and produced by people like you and me, without fancy studios. You can start with a computer, free software (also available on the Internet or your computer operating system) and a microphone.
If you want to research RSPs before the March 1 deadline, Scotiabank‘s The Money Clip offers an excellent 16-episode series: “Two minutes to a better RSP“. Best of all, you don’t even have to be a Scotiabank customer to subscribe.
I don’t know if I’ll produce my own podcasts but as a communicator passionate about communications technology, I want to know how and when to use them effectively.
What are your “must-listens”? Leave a comment.