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Podcasts?! So Who Knew…???

Evidently a lot of people know, but I’m just coming around to hearing about it.  What am I talking about?  Why, podcasts, of course!  Let me clarify — I have heard of podcasts and even listened to a few in my day. But I had no idea that they were still out there and, evidently, a real attention-getter among those in the know.Headphones

Yep, podcasts, which have been around for a l-o-n-g time — The term “podcasting” was first mentioned by Ben Hammersley in The Guardian newspaper in a February 2004 article, along with other proposed names for the new medium. It is a portmanteau of the words “pod” —from iPod— and “broadcast”. [From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podcast ]

Come to find out that there are whole communities devoted to listening to podcasts as evidenced by the article I ran across on the FastCompany.com website:  http://www.fastcompany.com/3054622/most-creative-people/your-podcast-playlist-for-2016 

So, if you’re like me and just not ‘hip’ enough (do people still use that word?), this podcast playlist for 2016 is a good place to start becoming relevant again around dinner tables, water coolers, and on your Facebook page.  Let me know how it plays out….

 

 

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interested in the trivia, the minutiae, the particulars of every day life... no fact too small to consider tucking away and coming back to later, pulling it up to illustrate a point. suffice to say, librarianship been very, very good to me.

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