Tuesday, April 6, 2010
The Tivo Of Radio
Apple's podcasting is a wonderful new alternative to radio. A podcast is basically a talk radio show that is prerecorded and either stored on an ipod, phone, or computer for later use. Podcasting usually does not broadcast music, so radio still has an edge on podcasts in terms of music, but as far as talk shows are concerned, podcasts are far superior. Podcasts are like the Tivo of radio. With a podcast you can download almost anything for free and play it back any time you want. The other benefit of it is it that it is actually something that you want to hear. So many times I find myself listening to talk radio that is so awful I can only stand minutes of it at a time. Radio will always have its place over the air and in people's cars, but as time goes on podcast's popularity will continue to grow.