Podcasts have been growing in popularity over the past decade or so and are used for many different purposes. Podcasts are audio files that are normally updated at regular intervals and focus around one topic. Lately, there have been story podcasts that have boomed in popular culture such as Welcome To Nightvale. Due to the overwhelming response from fans that it received, there have now been two books published and the voice actors and writers have gone on tours across the country due to the demand. Other podcasts bring older fiction and non-fiction to the modern public. Some have to do with an analysis of older works and how they are still relevant to today’s world, such as the Baker Street Babes, which speaks about Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and the many incarnations of it.
A couple of businesses have begun to recognize how useful podcasts can be to get their message out to the general public. The wonderful thing about podcasts is they don’t have to be any specific length since it is all audio. People can listen to them without having to watch a video along with it and they don’t have to read all of the information. This means multi-tasking is something that can be easily achieved when it comes to podcasts.
Even if you don’t think you have enough to talk about for a podcast, you can always figure out a schedule that works for you. Releasing one episode every other week or even every month isn’t uncommon when it comes to this medium. People can simply subscribe to automatically receive your newest episodes and enjoy them as they come out.
Don’t worry if you don’t have a recording studio either. While many podcasts are done in either professional or semi-professional studios, others are done in bedrooms, empty offices, or any other number of places that you can put a voice recorder. Many computers come equipped with a voice recorder, and even if yours doesn’t, they are not expensive to buy from an office store. Listen to a few podcasts and think about what you could say if you were to start one. It certainly never hurts to try something new like this, so go ahead and give it a whirl!