I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t listen to a whole lot of radio. If IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m at home, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll generally listen to music on my computer or on vinyl (kind of polar opposites, I guessÃ¢â‚¬Â¦). The only time I ever listen to the radio regularly is in my car, and 90% of the time, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s NPR.
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve never been a huge Podcaster, either. Since I pretty much only listen to NPR, and since
theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re always playing SO MUCH interesting content, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve never had the need to dive into the digital archives; I can just turn on the radio now and here something worth listening to.
But for some reason, over the weekend, I really had a hankering to listen to Ã¢â‚¬Å“Car Talk.Ã¢â‚¬Â IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not even a very mechanically inclined person, I just listening to the hosts (Click and Clack, the Tappit Bros.) bicker back and forth, and theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re good at making anyone understand what theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re talking about (I highly recommend this show). Anyway, like I said, I had a hankering to listen to Ã¢â‚¬Å“Car Talk,Ã¢â‚¬Â but the Sunday re-broadcast wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t going to be on until later when I was at a family dinner.
So I thought, why not listen to a Podcast? And I did. And it was great!
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not about to start subscribing to Podcasts, but it was insanely convenient (and probably even more so, if I were to just have them automatically download to my computer). I can definitely understand why people subscribe to them religiously, and I probably would subscribe, too, if I had an iPod.
And you know what? All of this talking about different Podcasts is making me curious about whatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s available through iTunesÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
I think IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m going to cut this off now, and start browsing the libraries. Maybe IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll revisit Podcasts in another post in the not too distant future, and let you know what IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve found.