Your Voice Has Power. Have You Been Listening?

Podcasts are proof your Words Have Worth

They’re here.

Have you been listening?

Sitting in you car during traffic. Cruisin' down the street. On the subway. During rare moments of quiet free time.

Podcasts are an underlying force seeping into our Digital Habitat, quiet at first and growing louder year after year. By the time 2016 came and went, {ijseo_redirect id=183} had already listened to a Podcast and 155 million Americans over the age of 12 listened to some form of online radio.

With the smile and flash of instant video or augmented reality, why is there this compulsion to go back to a more simple, “primitive” form of media?

 

What Is A Podcast?

 

On the other hand, there are still a great number of us who are unaware of what a podcast is. At it’s most basic, podcasts are like radio shows.

The main difference between a radio show and a podcast? A radio show is hosted on via radio stations. Podcasts are hosted online. Making it very accessible for anyone with a voice and a microphone to start one.

Podcasts can be about anything – from an official source of news like NPR to DIY recordings of a group of friends hanging out and joking about memes.

Podcasts are usually serialized, have episodes, and may or may not be sequential.

 

Where Do You Find A Podcast?

 

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{ijseo_redirect id=184}, National Public Radio, syndicates over 1,000 public radio stations in the United States. Included in that is This American Life, a weekly radio program and podcast (it airs on the radio and is archived online as a podcast) which features hour-long episodes based on a certain theme.

Themes are always stories based on everyday people’s lives from personal PC’s being hoodwinked by Russian hackers in exchange for cryptocurrency to looking how people deal with the Fermi Paradox.

The 2017 serial narrative S-Town, a podcast about a real-life small town mystery, popularized odcasts more than ever before.

Another great source to find podcasts is Radiotopia, a well-curated selection of NPR podcasts.

If you’re looking for something more underground and quirky, SoundCloud is a good place to check out as well.

Podcasts usually support themselves with crowd-funding like Kickstarter or Patreon. Once a podcast becomes big enough, they can supplement audience donations with featured advertisements and sponsors.

 

People’s Stories Live Forever

 

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What many of these podcasts have in common is a focus on everyday people’s stories. We, as humans, are biologically hooked on storytelling. Which explains why the plain simple format of a human voice touches us so deeply and why audio storytelling endures. Which is the same reason why the team here at SwomiBUZZ focuses on and loves people’s stories.

Your Story is your Content. And your Content has value. It’s why like to say “Your Words Have Worth.”

Those that are living this truth are living the Content Lifestyle. And it’s not just for Mommy Bloggers and Digital Entrepreneurs anymore. It’s for everyday people like you, too.

 

Word Up: Is A Podcast Right For Me?

So what’s stopping you? Everyone has a Story. And everyone’s story is equally important, valuable, and precious.

Between blogging and vlogging, podcasts are arguably the easiest to start. No fancy video editing programs or special “way with words” needed here. Just your voice, your story, and a microphone.

Which medium do you think suites your story and personality the best?

Your Voice Has Power. Have You Been Listening?

Podcasts are proof your Words Have Worth

They’re here.

Have you been listening?

Sitting in you car during traffic. Cruisin' down the street. On the subway. During rare moments of quiet free time.

Podcasts are an underlying force seeping into our Digital Habitat, quiet at first and growing louder year after year. By the time 2016 came and went, {ijseo_redirect id=183} had already listened to a Podcast and 155 million Americans over the age of 12 listened to some form of online radio.

With the smile and flash of instant video or augmented reality, why is there this compulsion to go back to a more simple, “primitive” form of media?

 

What Is A Podcast?

 

On the other hand, there are still a great number of us who are unaware of what a podcast is. At it’s most basic, podcasts are like radio shows.

The main difference between a radio show and a podcast? A radio show is hosted on via radio stations. Podcasts are hosted online. Making it very accessible for anyone with a voice and a microphone to start one.

Podcasts can be about anything – from an official source of news like NPR to DIY recordings of a group of friends hanging out and joking about memes.

Podcasts are usually serialized, have episodes, and may or may not be sequential.

 

Where Do You Find A Podcast?

 

Image: Medium.com

{ijseo_redirect id=184}, National Public Radio, syndicates over 1,000 public radio stations in the United States. Included in that is This American Life, a weekly radio program and podcast (it airs on the radio and is archived online as a podcast) which features hour-long episodes based on a certain theme.

Themes are always stories based on everyday people’s lives from personal PC’s being hoodwinked by Russian hackers in exchange for cryptocurrency to looking how people deal with the Fermi Paradox.

The 2017 serial narrative S-Town, a podcast about a real-life small town mystery, popularized odcasts more than ever before.

Another great source to find podcasts is Radiotopia, a well-curated selection of NPR podcasts.

If you’re looking for something more underground and quirky, SoundCloud is a good place to check out as well.

Podcasts usually support themselves with crowd-funding like Kickstarter or Patreon. Once a podcast becomes big enough, they can supplement audience donations with featured advertisements and sponsors.

 

People’s Stories Live Forever

 

Image: MediaBistro.com

What many of these podcasts have in common is a focus on everyday people’s stories. We, as humans, are biologically hooked on storytelling. Which explains why the plain simple format of a human voice touches us so deeply and why audio storytelling endures. Which is the same reason why the team here at SwomiBUZZ focuses on and loves people’s stories.

Your Story is your Content. And your Content has value. It’s why like to say “Your Words Have Worth.”

Those that are living this truth are living the Content Lifestyle. And it’s not just for Mommy Bloggers and Digital Entrepreneurs anymore. It’s for everyday people like you, too.

 

Word Up: Is A Podcast Right For Me?

So what’s stopping you? Everyone has a Story. And everyone’s story is equally important, valuable, and precious.

Between blogging and vlogging, podcasts are arguably the easiest to start. No fancy video editing programs or special “way with words” needed here. Just your voice, your story, and a microphone.

Which medium do you think suites your story and personality the best?


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