I’ve been subscribing to podcasts for the past 6 months and to tell you frankly, they have become part of my daily to do’s. I used to follow cable TV schedules so I can watch specific segments of CNN and BBC news, but now, I just hit the refresh button on iTunes and watch them when I want to. It has been very easy to follow what’s happening with the rest of the world thru podcasts, like those from CNN’s “Anderson Cooper’s 360” and “In case you missed it”.
I think I have about 30+ podcast subscriptions I download on my Dell Inspiron 8600 (yes I still have a Dell Inspiron 8600, but that’s another story!). Varied podcasts from Larry King Live, CNET TV’s, Mahalo Daily, Geekbrief TV, the Typical Mac User, Macbreak, 3 PHotoshop User’s… oh and one that I hope would have more updates… Switchfoot’s podcast.
My wife has a few on her macbook too, but most of them are about cooking (!), most from onnetworks.com. Some of those I know would be “Stump the Chef”, “Food Science” a couple more cooking podcasts, “Elen Degeneres’ in 60 seconds”, “Traveling thru America”, “Joyce Meyer’s Enjoying Everyday Life”, some Do It Yourself podcasts and others.
Do we ever find the time to view all of these? Well, no, but when we do, we watch!
I think podcasts will play a serious threat to regular and even cable TV. Some of them are growing to be really good information sources. Some consider podcasts as a serious channel with it’s own life, take CNN’s podcasts for example, boy they have been putting in a lot specially with their coverage of the US Elections. You see, they realize that people don’t have the luxury of time to be “there” when they air important events. CNN is a pioneering company realizing the new trend of audience behavior. And they’re succeeding.
Will I subscribe to more podcasts? Yes, definitely. If you have interesting ones you feel I’d enjoy, post a comment! Hey I’ll review that podcast on future episodes too.