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Old 05-07-2016, 09:42 PM   #41
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Curious as to when you all listen to these podcasts. I used to listen on my half-hour to and from work. Once the commute ended, so did my listening. (Also, since I pulled the trigger I've been less interested in the personal finance ones.)

I listen on my commute to/from work, and on my daily walks/runs. I also listen when I'm getting ready in the morning. All told, I get about 2.5 hours of podcasts in each day. I am new to podcasts - someone at work knew I am a lifetime learner and recommended I start using them. I'm so upset I haven't been listening all these years! I've wasted so much commute time!
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Old 05-08-2016, 09:14 AM   #43
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I listen on my Roku using the iTunes channel. The Roku 3 has a headphone jack and I can listen while doing other things around the house. I also load several episodes on a memory stick and play in the car. Since the advent of the podcast, I hardly ever listen to the car radio. I hate commercials. Same thing applies with cable TV which I ditched 4 years ago and get my content via Netflix and Amazon Prime.
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Related, though not really podcasts, are audio books.

Audible is a great source for books, though the prices seem a bit high to me.

Audiobooks is an excellent iOS app that accesses hundreds of free audio books (they also sell books). The free books are heavily weighted to "classics", but that's fine with me.

I listen to podcasts more than audiobooks, but I gravitate toward audiobooks (1) on long drives - sometimes you can polish off a whole book on one trip or (2) late at night trying to fall asleep. I have a couple of "mildly interesting" books that help me fall asleep pretty easily ;-)
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I just downloaded Overdrive, which my library uses for borrowing audio books. It is a little clunky, and my library doesn't have a massive selection of the kinds of books I prefer, but not bad for free.
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I was reading an article recently about a meeting with podcasters & Apple. Podcasters need a revenue stream. They need a subscription model.
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I listen to a lot of podcast on building websites. Pat Flynn smart passive income is my favorite.
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I listen to podcasts and audible books from the library on Overdrive while I walk. They sure have helped me to increase my walking time.


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I've never taken advantage of podcasts. So I looked up this article:
How to Download and Listen to Podcasts on Android, iPhone | Page 2 | Digital Trends

I have a Google credit and maybe I should buy this app for $4 ? What do you think of Pocket Casts? .... described there:
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As you might have deduced by now, Pocket Casts is an inexpensive app that’s available on most platforms. In addition to its library of more than 200,000 podcasts, the app is fairly simple to use, and presents information with clean design. In addition to the core features, Pocket Casts offers an array of additional functions designed make life easier. There are notifications to alert users if a podcast they subscribe to has new episodes, voice balance to ensure that all the speakers on a show sound about the same, and playback speed for those who want to blitz through their daily playlist. Users can also stream episodes rather than download them, saving storage space. At $4, Pocket Casts is one of the more expensive podcatchers around, but it’s well worth the cost.
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Old 05-13-2016, 01:42 PM   #52
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I've never taken advantage of podcasts. So I looked up this article:
How to Download and Listen to Podcasts on Android, iPhone | Page 2 | Digital Trends

I have a Google credit and maybe I should buy this app for $4 ? What do you think of Pocket Casts? .... described there:

I listen to about 2 dozen different podcasts and have never paid for anything. What kind of phone do you have? iPhones have the app built in.
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I listen to about 2 dozen different podcasts and have never paid for anything. What kind of phone do you have? iPhones have the app built in.
Its a Nexus 6P (Google), sized similar to Iphone 6+. Great phone. I'm sure there are free apps but I haven't checked any out.
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The built in iOS podcast app is pretty good. I used it for years and was happy.

Overcast on iOS adds some nice features:

Voice Boost - normalizes the volume (help SOME podcasts a lot!)
Smart Speed - cuts out long silences
Speed - lets you speed all the audio a bit - I find 1.1X works great
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I've never taken advantage of podcasts. So I looked up this article:
How to Download and Listen to Podcasts on Android, iPhone | Page 2 | Digital Trends

I have a Google credit and maybe I should buy this app for $4 ? What do you think of Pocket Casts? .... described there:
I use Stitcher on my Android phone. Free, with access to plenty of podcasts (most of those listed in this thread so far).
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Old 05-14-2016, 05:25 AM   #56
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I use this highly rated one: Podcast Republic – Your podcast app for Android
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Curious as to when you all listen to these podcasts. I used to listen on my half-hour to and from work. Once the commute ended, so did my listening. (Also, since I pulled the trigger I've been less interested in the personal finance ones.)
I have a waterproof bluetooth speaker that DD gave me for Christmas and listen to Marketplace in the shower. Also sometimes outside when I am doing chores as background noise.
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Thanks Exrook and Focus. I'll try one of those free ones for my Android.
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I've used an android app called "BeyondPod" for years. It costs something if you want all the features. It has a killer feature for me of speeding up the podcast 1.5 to 2x. It let's me here up to twice as much in the same time.

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