WHAT'S A PODCAST?

Marc Maron

What came first, the podcast or the celebrity? It’s hard to tell with Marc Maron’s WTF, which is the first podcast to inspire its own television show. His eponymous show, Maron, is currently in its second season on IFC. Prior to his podcast, Maron was a host on the now defunct Air America Radio, as well as a successful stand-up with over forty appearances on Conan O’Brien. Over 500 episodes later, WTF is often one of the top comedy podcasts on iTunes. The show begins with Maron taking about his life, relationships, neurosis and cats, and then he goes on to interview celebrity guests including, Zach Galifianakis, David Cross and Robin Williams.

While podcasting has been around since the early 2000’s, give or take, the community has grown by leaps and bounds. Podcasting is the combination of broadcasting and the iPod. More people are finding out how powerful and rewarding podcasting really is. Celebrities like Adam Corolla, Chris Hardwick, Jay Mohr, Jillian Michaels, and Marc Maron have taken to the podcast airwaves in large form. Many big companies like ESPN have also jumped on the podcast bandwagon because they see the power in the massive amounts of people that are making the leap to “audio on the go” in the form of podcasts.

Podcasts are audio and,or video shows that are recorded through a variety of different niches such as humor, business, medical, etc. Podcasts are made of up episodes covering a multitude of different formats including interviews, self-hosted rants and multiple personalities getting together to talk about their latest ventures ranging from topics about gaming to craft beer. Many people are choosing to download a show so they can listen to it on their way to and from work or while they are on a trip somewhere.

Adam Corolla

When his L.A.-based radio show went off the air, comedian and former Loveline host Adam Carolla took to his own living room and began recording The Adam Carolla Show. Produced from his couch and featuring a series of comedian guests, the show quickly became one of the most downloaded podcasts on iTunes.

Accessibility is the key to podcasts. Since many of the podcast shows are recorded as audio files, people can listen to their favorite podcast episodes no matter where they are on their mobile devices. Platforms such as Apple’s iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Spreaker to name a few, provide easy ways to download episodes without having to be über techie. The great thing about podcasting is that as it grows, and becomes more understood by this growing community, the more people are likely to participate in this industry.

If you are unaware of what a podcast is, or maybe you heard of it but really don’t understand it, that’s ok. It really doesn’t take that long to learn about it. All you have to do is log into iTunes, select podcasts and start searching through a variety of different shows and you can also select different genre’s depending on your interest. If you are looking for funny shows, political shows or shows about business, you can find it all on any of the platforms mentioned herein with relative ease. Listen to a sample podcast from Stop Riding the Pine just below.

To start, or continue, your podcast journey, you are cordially invited to subscribe to the Stop Riding the Pine podcast show. All you have to do is subscribe to our show on one of these great platforms:
iTunes
Spreaker
Stitcher Radio
Blubrry
Two Thumbs Up Media

Download the episods and leave a rating and/or review. Once you’ve done that and listened to the show, come on back and tell us what you thought.

Jaime Jay is dedicated to providing great content that is relevant to today’s market place by interviewing the best of the best in the world of online marketing. He interviews enterpreneurs, authors, bloggers, sports professionals, life coaches and many more successful people so that you get a variety of top-notch strategies they have used to become successful in their own niche.

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