Podcasts began to have popularity since 2019. Audio marketing has revolutionized digital media because consumers are in constant transformation and this makes that new marketing strategies were created in order to satisfy the needs of users.
A clear example that we can give is reading a short blog with specific information instead of a physical magazine. The same is the case of podcasts because the audio format is more practical than reading.
But what are podcasts? These are a small or large group of episodes that are pre-recorded in audio to broadcast on different platforms. If we talk about the formats used to record them, the most common and the most used are interviews between a guest and the presenter or also recordings where the presenter talks about a specific topic.
An interesting fact that can be highlighted is that podcast is the result of the union of two words “iPod” which refers to portable content and “Broadcast” which refers to the fact that the transmission of these is the same as the transmission model through radio.
The 15 best podcasts to listen to wherever you are
If philosophy is one of your favorite topics to read or listen to, these podcasts are for you. The presenters in charge of these episodes are Nigel Warburton and David Edmonds who constantly invite many people to participate in introductions for different debates on different philosophy topics and on thinkers that have shaped our world today.
Decoder Ring is a podcast by Willa Paskin, a renowned journalist who for each of the episodes focuses on a single cultural habit, object or topic. There have been several questions and concerns that Willa has addressed in this digital medium, like: How do you start a conspiracy theory? Or Why do gays love Judy Garland?
Why Won’t You Date Me?
These episodes directed by Nicoles Byer are about dating, romances, open relationships and even matchmaking, so if you are one of the people who likes to learn more about these interesting topics, Why Won’t You Date Me? is for you.
The New Yorker Fiction Podcast
Listening to a fictional podcast and observing a copy of the New Yorker can make you 15 percent smarter. Deborah Treisman, the magazine’s fiction editor, and a current staff member read a story by a former New York writer so they can analyze it later. These chapters are entertaining and clear, but they delve into very clever American succession thoughts.
10 Things That Scare Me
The title of this program allows us to get a very clear idea about what it is about. In each episode a new person is invited to sit completely alone in a room where they will reveal their greatest fears. Here, you will be able to hear stories from many people that go from the deepest to the most fun too.
Cocaine and Rhinestones
Cocaine and Rhinestones is a program where you can immerse yourself in the history of 20th century country music, but if this style of music is not your favorite, don’t worry because here they also make music podcasts for different tastes. Among the types of facts you can learn here are Why was Loretta Lyn’s song “The Pill” banned from radio stations?
The story of Elizabeth Holmes has been told through a book, an HBO documentary and recently itwas told in a very passionate way in a podcast called The Dropout. Elizabeth was the founder of Theranos, a technology that will allow blood analysis and according to her, would revolutionize the medical industry.
You’re Wrong About…
This program is presented by the journalists Sarah Marshall and Michael Hobbes who each week choose and prepare a historical moment to analyze it and reach the conclusion why it has been interpreted in a bad way by the public. An example of this are topics like the OJ Simpson trial, which had surprising results after the analysis.
Modern Love is considered a popular New York Times column which also managed to become an anthology series with a very high rating on Amazon. If we talk about the podcast, we can mention that it was created before the television production and at the beginning of each episode, original essayists are interviewed to discuss life after the column.
Dolly Parton’s America
This podcast allows you to learn more about the life of Dolly Parton. Here, you can find many reasons why this singer is so famous and you can take a walk through Dollyverse and also learn about the meaning of her hit “Jolene”. This program also contains information of why Parton shaped American culture.
Wooden Overcoats was broadcast from 2015 to 2019 and it involves two funeral homes that were established in the same English town and were constantly competing. It’s a fictional, side-split comedy where you can laugh, cry, and get a little confused.
Switched on Pop
If you like music and want to know why a song stays in your head for a long time, Switched on Pop will give you the answers to that question and more. Every episode is worth listening to fully. On the other hand, if you are really looking for specific information about an artist or music topic, the Switched on Pop website will guarantee interesting information.
Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin present this podcast where each episode is a story of medical practice narrated by McElroy while her husband observes her through a comic lens.
Before Sarah Koening and Julie Snyder co-created this journalism podcast, some people had listened to similar shows, but none had caught their attention a lot. Serial is an anthology that consists on 3 seasons where each one tells a different story.
Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People
The person in charge of this podcast is Chris Gethard who in each episode is on the phone for an hour with an anonymous person. Here, no topic is off limits and they have managed to have very interesting conversations, even in 2018 a survivor of a mass shooting called to share his experience with everyone.