Podcasts: What are they?

Podcasts: What are they?

You may have seen a blog post or newsletter about our new podcast show and have asked yourself, “what even is a podcast and why should I spend my time listening to one?.” Podcasts have been around since the early-2000's as a way to produce radio-style shows in a format where people can listen to them on their own time and from anywhere. The first podcasts were delivered to the public on the internet with the first-known podcast named The BackStage Pass giving people the chance to hear interviews at their own leisure with well-known artists such as B.B. King and The Beach Boys. Since then, smartphones now have apps that combine all podcasts in one place for people to listen from their phones. They can be played while in the house, driving in the car or while on the computer. The purpose of them is to give people a more personalized experience and provide a convenient way to listen to...
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