Should you listen to podcasts?

A Q&A with the Intelli-Gents

How do I know if podcasts are right for me?

Do you like things that interest you? Do you like listening to things that interest you? Do you prefer things that interest you to things that don’t interest you?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, podcasts are for you. With podcasts, you can connect with audio content you care about without having to tolerate all the stuff you don’t.

 

Wow, these podcasts sound great! They must be expensive…

 On the contrary, podcasts are usually free! At the Intelli-Gents we provide all of our content with no charge, but if you would like to donate to our cause we would appreciate it and also love you forever.

 

How can I get my hands on these podcasts?

 About time you asked.

If you’re an iPhone user, the app is already on your phone! Search “podcast” and click the purple app icon. You can search for a podcast by name, check out popular podcasts, or browse featured podcasts.

Use this one for audio fun! Image courtesy of appchase.net

You can also look for podcasts in the iTunes Store on your computer. Both the Podcasts app and the iTunes store will let you subscribe to your favorite podcasts with a click. *cough… Intelli-Gents… cough*

If you have an Android device, you can download a podcasts off the podcast website (intelligentsmedia.com, by the way) put it on your device, and open the file to play it. You can also download podcast apps from Google Play, like Podcast Addict or Podcast Republic, to subscribe to podcasts.

 

I’m not good at finding things on the Internet. What podcasts should I listen to?

 You’re bad at Googling? That’s a little defeatist, isn’t it? That’s okay, we’re here to help.

Some podcasts we like listening to include The Flop House (comedy), Marek vs. Wyshynski (hockey), Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History (history), The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe (science), On the Media (journalism), and Freakonomics Radio (economics, science, and a bunch of other cool stuff).

We also recommend all the great content on the Manitoba Podcast Network.

Also, Intelli-Gents. Definitely listen to that one. Maybe two or three times per episode to let the information sink in.