This blog is my space to share podcast episodes I’ve found educational, enlightening, insightful, shocking, mind-bending and more. The pace at which I write versus the pace at which new podcast episodes are released is like a snail to a Ferrari. I’ve no reservations about writing about a podcast episode released two years ago. When something is good and it stays good, it deserves recognition. Pursuing Podcasts is a slow-curation project.
I love slow-savoring my podcasts. I relish keeping track of episodes I’ve listened to, jotting down notes about why they resonated for me. I love anticipating the release of a RadioLab, Hidden Brain, Reveal, This American Life or Note to Self episode. I know and adore these shows.
But…there’s a flood of new episodes from well-established podcasts overwhelming me. Plus there’s a profusion of brand new podcasts being created daily. The fear of missing out on new stuff is nipping around the edges of my consciousness.
“There are 250,000 podcasts and more than 15 million episodes. Over a billion minutes of entertainment, education and information at your fingertips.
How do you choose?” http://www.radiopublic.com
I’d love to find ways to have current episodes curated for me. Some playlists created. If only….
Curated Podcast Playlists
Which is why an article out of digg.com with the following headline caught my attention: “Curated by RadioPublic.” Yes. Curated podcast playlists.
RadioPublic “narrows what you could hear to what you should. Whether you are new to podcasts and not sure where to start, or a long-time listener with dozens of existing subscriptions, RadioPublic can help.”
Most podcast “best of” lists recommend podcasts, not specific episodes. I’m wanting episode recommendations. That’s what I try and do here. That’s part of what RadioPublic does.
Go to their web site and check out some playlists: “Lazy Sunday,” “Deeper Melodies,” “History Podcasts by Women.” Kind of like a TED Talk playlist…only of audio podcasts rather than video TED Talks. Curated collections of a variety of podcast episodes covering a similar topic from a different angle by different podcasters. If you’re new to podcasts, this could help ease you into them.
Been listening for a while? Download the RadioPublic app (Android or Apple) and explore more playlists. Check out podcasts by category and popularity. You can use it as your podcast player or just check out their playlists.
I use the native app on my phone as my podcast player, but after poking around on the RadioPublic app a bit, I’m gonna give it a test drive. Anyone out there already using it? What do you think???