Don’t know how to listen to a Podcast? Read on!
What is a podcast?
Essentially a podcast is a sound file/series of sound files that sit on a web server that anyone on the internet can listen to, plus a bit of technology that – when you are subscribed – will tell you when new content is available. They used to be something you listened to on an iPod – hence the name – but now you can listen to podcasts on all sorts of devices and platforms.
How to listen
- The easiest way to listen to the current episode of Head of a Codfish is to go to the Home page and click the play button on the player.
- Or click the download link and have the mp3 file downloaded ready for you to play it.
If you want to listen to a specific episode, find that episode on the All Episodes page, go to the page for that episode and click the play button. Easy!
But I love this podcast so much that I want to be notified when a new one is released. How can I do that?
My personal preference for subscribing and listening to podcasts is via Podcast app on my smartphone. I tell my Podcast app which podcasts I want to subscribe to, then whenever I go into the app it shows me what new episodes have appeared and I can then download and play them at my convenience. There are different Podcast apps to choose from:
- I use Pocket Casts (Android, Apple and Windows) which is not free – but pretty low cost – and does an excellent job.
Other popular options are:
Once you have chosen an app either search for ‘Head of a Codfish’ or if you are able to enter an RSS feed, enter this: http://www.headofacodfish.com/feed/podcast/
If you aren’t interested in a podcast app, this website is a blog so you can subscribe to the blog and be notified that way. I use Feedly which is a blog reading app (Android, Apple and web based – free) and I subscribe to the blogs I like and the new posts just appear in the app like magic!