Since the beginning of my life as a “commuter” my love of music in the car has waned. I guess if you are driving an hour+ everyday, sometimes music that you like can become repetitive and actually start to annoy you. I was concerned when this started happening to me, because of my genuine love of music. I did not want to associate the music I love so much with the commute that I hate so much.
Before long, I found podcasts and I have become quite obsessed. If you don’t yet know what a podcast is, or you think you know but don’t quite get it…here is a definition I pulled off of google.
a digital audio file made available on the Internet for downloading to a computer or portable media player, typically available as a series, new installments of which can be received by subscribers automatically.
Basically, a podcast is just like talk radio that you can take with you. There are hundreds and hundreds of podcasts out there, so there is surely one for every area of interest. Like news? There’s a podcast for that. Like sports talk? There are many podcasts for that. Want to hear two guys talking about every episode of Gilmore Girls in chronological order? Yep, there’s a podcast for that too.
Since falling in love with podcasts I have been looking for an app that will allow me to listen in my car, keep my spot when I stop listening in the middle of an episode, and automatically delete downloaded episodes out of my queue when I finish the episode (s/o to all my peeps with phone storage issues). Luckily – my boyfriend introduced me to Pocket Casts by Shifty Jelly.
This is by far the best podcast app I have found yet. Yes, it is $3.99 – and I, too, hate paying for apps, but so far this one has been worth it in my opinion. There is also a desktop app that you can buy for $9 (I am still convincing myself to invest in this), but the option is there! Here are some screenshots from my app:
I’m sure there are even more features that I am not aware of yet, but so far I have been very happy with this app! So, what do you think? Would you use Pocket Casts? What are some of your favorite podcasts? Let me know in the comments!