Rodneys Podcast Recommendations
Podcast - Reccomendations
With many of us having to spend more time in our homes over the coming weeks / months, why not explore and listen to the wonderful world of podcasts, either via your computer, tablet or even on your smartphone as Rodney does on his daily walk.
A podcast is an on-demand audio content (think radio) series made available on the Internet and delivered to your computer or your smartphone - you can listen to episodes of the podcast whenever you want, wherever you want, and however you want.
There are estimated to be over 700,000 podcast episodes available, on just about every subject imaginable.
And then there are podcast content Aggregators, who provide you with a directory of different podcast series within a number of different subjects: examples include Apple Podcast, Google Podcast,Spotify, Stitcher, Podchaser, iHeartRadio, etc, plus organisations such as the BBC.
Where to start? Rodney will provide examples of podcasts across a range of interests including the Arts, history, current affairs news and politics, science and technology, sports and recreation, etc.
Now it is time to move forward on giving you a taste of a variety of podcasts on a range of subjects.
A reminder that if you are listening via a smartphone, you normally have a choice of listening directly via your WiFi internet connection, or downloading the podcast to listen to when you are, say, out for a walk.
So, why not try one of these podcasts:-
First of all, one from the Mind Your Language Group Newsletters has a link to a podcast episode entitled Hey no problem. Bye. The social dance of Phatics, which is episode 46 from a Podcast series called Lingthusiasm.
How are you? Thanks, No Problem. Stock, ritualistic social phrases like these, which are used more to indicate a particular social context rather than for the literal meaning of the words inside have a name in linguistics – they’re called phatics! The link to have a listen is here The Social Dance of Phatics
Next, how about this episode from BBC Inside Science series, entitled The Human Genome project 20th Anniversary.
The next Podcast series is called Something Rhymes with Purple, featuring Gyles Brandreth and the lovely Susie Dent from Countdown fame. It has been described as “A thoroughly entertaining romp through the hidden histories and odd delights of the English language.” They are up to about 70 episodes. This one is entitled Something Rhymes with Purple- Literally.
Finally here is The Guilty Feminist, an award-winning podcast and live show hosted by Deborah Frances-White. We’re a supportive forum to discuss the big topics all 21st century feminists agree on, whilst confessing our “buts” – the insecurities, hypocrisies and fears that undermine our lofty principles.” There are 15 other episodes in the Series. The Guilty Feminist
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