During COVID-19 many of us have more time to listen to audio. Here are some of my favourites.
Search for them by name on your preferred podcasting platform, if interested.
- On the Media
- Pivot (Kara Swisher, Scott Galloway on tech, business, and politics)
- Prof G Show (Scott Galloway on tech, business, and politics)
- The Adventure Podcast (Kraig Becker, Dave Adlard on all things adventurous)
- GymCastic (Gymnastics)
- Economist The Intelligence (current-affairs worldwide)
- Economist Editors Picks
- NY Times The Daily
- Guardian Today in Focus (current-affairs worldwide)
- Council for Foreign Relations World Next Week (world events)
- CBC Party Lines (Canadian politics)
- TWIT This Week in Google
- TWIT MacBreak Weekly
- TWIT This Week in Tech
- CBS 60 Minutes
- This American Life
Online audiocasts are as old as the internet.
But we have the silly, unintuitive name podcast because Steve Jobs called the Apple device an iPod.
I try to call the audio only version “audiocasts“. Leo Laporte still uses the term “netcast” for both audio only and video podcasts.
Dave Winer is most often credited as the inventor as he decided to include new audio functionality in RSS 0.92. Dave demonstrated it worked on January 11, 2001 by enclosing a Grateful Dead song in his Scripting News weblog.