If reading books sounds like an old and boring idea to you, the idea of listening to podcasts in a genre of your interest would be enticing. There are podcasts in just about every genre from food, music, history, and sleep to true crime, outer space, and trees. Among them all, music podcasts are usually the most engaging. Yes, it is one topic that is always fun and exciting to converse and debate about. If you’re a music nerd, you’ll enjoy music podcasts to get into spring mode. You can find music podcasts just about anything of your interest, from the lyrics of the classic songs to the characters who drive the show behind the scenes.(more…)
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Podcasts have become a fundamental part of media entertainment over the last few decades — slowly picking up popularity since “audio-blogging” was introduced in the 1980’s. Flash forward to today where practically everyone has listened to a podcast, and monthly podcast listenership has increased 75% since 2013, where hundreds of thousands of podcasts exist around the digital world that cover every topic and idea you could possibly think of.
For those new to the scene, or those who are seasoned listeners, it’s (luckily) simple enough to download and archive podcasts to listen to anywhere, on any device.
Downloading Podcasts Online
There are any number of sites and services available online that host podcasts. Here’s how to download podcasts from every one of them…
Whether you like iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Stitcher, Podomatic, or any other online audio-hosting site, Replay Radio can download podcasts from them all. Record a bunch of podcasts simultaneously, convert to MP3 files, transfer them to your mobile devices, and automatically schedule audio recordings to never miss a thing. With a powerful built-in media guide, you can even search for and download great podcasts without leaving the software!
iTunes & SoundCloud
Two popular music hosting platforms today, iTunes and Soundcloud, are also good resources for finding awesome podcasts (and, of course, a lot of other great media). Using Replay Music, it’s easy to capture full podcasts and other audio from iTunes and Soundcloud, and turn every recording into an easy-to-digest MP3 file. Plus, Replay Music also identifies and tags recorded audio with the correct metadata, so everything is added to your collection seamlessly.
Archive.org is a surprisingly popular platform for great podcasts, and is free to use for publishers. While it’s well-known for its video-recording capabilities, listeners can also use Replay Media Catcher to download any available podcast from Archive.org — the software even has a tool to automatically schedule podcasts to be downloaded! Just launch it, visit the page on Archive.org with the podcast you want, and any audio playing on your computer will be captured perfectly.
Archiving Your Podcasts
During the download process, Replay Radio, Replay Music and Replay Media Catcher are all set to automatically locate and modify the correct set of information for your podcasts. What this means is that every piece of metadata is added to your MP3 files for you, so that everything can be easily organized exactly the way you want it.
With podcast show titles, speakers, series descriptions and other key details at-the-ready, your downloaded podcasts are already prepared to be imported into iTunes, Google Play, or any other system you choose to use.
What are some of your favorite podcasts and podcast platforms? Be sure to let us know!
We’re huge fans of podcasts – there are so many different topics, styles and people spanning the space, anyone can find that perfect kind of audible entertainment!
Today’s shows can often draw images of pop culture hosts, technology enthusiasts or news anchors; styles ideal for adults. In reality, however, there’s a growing catalog of podcasts made specifically for children — and family time — that can bring the wonder of radio to kids everywhere.
Listening to kid-friendly podcasts is a great way to spend quality, engaging family time (especially away from the TV) and expand learning with new forms of media that cover a variety of topics. Below you’ll find a smattering of our absolute best finds – use the Media Guide in Replay Radio to subscribe to, schedule, record and save them all!
1. Fergus Ferry
Based on the kids book series of the same name, Fergus Ferry is a podcast full of wonderful, enriching messages and lessons for young children — all with Dr. Seuss style rhyming that kids can’t get enough of! Following the journeys of a willful ferry boat, this podcast is as adorable and endearing as it is educational.
Planning a family road trip this coming summer vacation? Stock up ahead of time on Storynory, a wonderful podcast that combines the magical forces of children’s stories, fairy tales and professional storytellers and actors. Each story told in every episode is a true adventure that will keep younger kids and families entertained for hours!
3. Brains On!
Kid (co-hosts) teach kids in this awesome podcast that shares a different science lesson in each and every episode. From creepy-crawling spiders to the origin of boogers, the mission to Pluto to beginner’s meteorology, the amazing folks at Brains On! cover topics that are as cool as they are informative for kids.
4. Story Time
Bedtime stories take on a whole new meaning with this podcast perfect for putting your toddler, preschooler or young child to sleep. Ideal for ages 2-12 years old, Story Time (by Bedtime FM) has amazing, engaging stories that are the best length for entertaining and relaxing small children; 20 minutes or less and they’ll be on their way to nap time!
5. The Thrilling Adventure Hour
Meant to replicate classic, old-timey radio shows, The Thrilling Adventure Hour is a throwback podcast for the modern family. With a stage, 6-piece orchestral ensemble and guest stars like Jon Hamm and Patton Oswald, this podcast is a musical, fun-filled exploration any family can enjoy. Warning: may contain some strong language.
Look out world, a brand new me is ready to come alive!
The start to any new year is followed by a flurry of resolution-filled thoughts buzzing around. Whether they be inspirational (like being healthier) or a little more tactical (like flossing every morning), chances are that you’re not alone – there are people out there talking about many of the very same things you’re attempting and learning.
Podcasts exist for every facet of thought, skill or helpful tip, and we created our software to help you keep them anywhere! Here’s a selection of our favorite podcasts for starting fresh this new year that you can capture using Replay Radio.
Inspirational: The School of Greatness
Be the best you that you can be with the help of Lewis Howes and his podcast on personal development. With the goal of sharing inspirational stories of leadership, Howes shares essential life tips for gaining confidence and overcoming adversity, as well as stories from the most brilliant business minds, world class athletes and influential celebrities.
Use the Media Guide integrated in Replay Radio to subscribe to The School of Greatness.
Goal-Packed: Achieve Your Goals with Hal Elrod
It’s always been said that if at first you don’t succeed, try again. Achieve Your Goals, hosted by Hal Elrod, shows you how to start over setting goals and objectives, and creating successful habits, so you can live life to the fullest. From a new career to a DIY project, learn how to set attainable goals and find the steps to get there with this informative, confidence-boosting podcast.
Use the Media Guide integrated in Replay Radio to subscribe to Achieve Your Goals with Hal Elrod.
Skill Center: Stuff You Should Know
Learn new things in droves this new year, without ever leaving home! Brought to you by the team over at HowStuffWorks.com, Stuff You Should Know is a quirky, informative podcast hosted by writers/curious geeks Chuck Bryant and Josh Clark. The podcast explores random topics based on investigative research and personal anecdotes – Feng shui, gangs, history, you name it.
Use the Media Guide integrated in Replay Radio to subscribe to Stuff You Should Know.
Clutter-Free: Organize Mindfully
Perhaps one of the most over-used (and under-appreciated) resolutions is to get organized and de-clutter, either personally or professionally. Organize Mindfully brings organization professionals, designers and mindfulness teachers right to your ears – the podcast shares new ideas, tips & techniques so you can bring order to your hectic life.
Use the Media Guide integrated in Replay Radio to subscribe to Organize Mindfully.
Thought-Provoking: On Being
What does it mean to be a human being? Expand your mind with new ideas and concepts with On Being, hosted by Krista Tippett. “This weekly conversation grapples with the many facets of human connection and existence,” says TED Prize director Anna Verghese. “It explores value, faith and meaning.”
Use the Media Guide integrated in Replay Radio to subscribe to On Being.
Podcasts are this generations’ talk radio; they’re addictive, they’re everywhere, and they’re only gaining popularity as more people adopt smart technology. One of the best things about the seemingly endless supply of these digital goldmines is the amount of knowledge you can obtain just by opening your ears.
We created Replay Radio to help you keep this expansive, audible knowledge accessible anywhere. Here’s a selection of our favorite educational podcasts you can capture using Replay Radio.
Master of Memory
What good is newly obtained information if you can’t retain it? The Master of Memory podcast will teach you tactics and methods to improve your memory for the everyday, such as mnemonics and memory palaces, making it easier to absorb knowledge quickly.
Best when listened to from the beginning to end, this podcast is perfect for those interested in philosophy who aren’t experts. By breaking down and explaining the ideas and people who helped to shape society today, we can all expand our minds just a little further.
Well-known for producing audible content full of “ideas worth spreading,” NPR’s TED Talks series is all about inspiring imagination, exploring new ideas, and delving deep into the past. With intellectual speakers from all walks of life and areas of expertise, there is always something new to learn.
The Smarter Artist
Here is a podcast all about changing the “starving artist” stereotype we’ve grown accustomed to. As entrepreneurs, the hosts of this show answer questions, offer helpful tips, and deliver insight to those creative people searching for how to make it on their own talents.
Have you ever wondered how musicians construct the perfect song? The Song Exploder podcast explores and deconstructs tracks to help you better understand the meaning behind the music. Tapping into the artists minds themselves, this show is ideal for the audiophile in all of us.
The Infinite Monkey Cage
Witty beyond words. Popular physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince from BBC Radio 4 host this fun exploration of science, delving into subjects like space tourism and the apocalypse with the help of a guest panel.
As a format, podcasts are the black sheep, dark horse, red-headed-stepchild of the digital media space – praised, dismissed, then praised again, only to be re-dismissed as an antiquated, skeuomorphic form later on. But so long as Google Glass, Oculus and digital contact lenses remain far from mainstream useful, podcasts will continue to be produced and consumed at a rapid clip.
Here at Applian, we help you capture a lot of video-based content and do our best to tell you about the optimal product for recording media from any platform. So, without further ado, here is our essential guide to downloading podcasts with Applian products.
There’s something about autumn that makes us want to cozy up to a great radio program with a cup of tea and watch the leaves change. Thankfully, you can schedule and organize all of your favorites with Replay Radio. Here’s what we’ve been excited to get our ears on this month:
Serial: If you haven’t yet, do it. Released every Thursday, which you can schedule perfectly with Replay Radio , this weekly investigation into a old murder case is like watching a movie unfold, but for your ears. Perfectly tackled as a piece of detailed journalism, it makes Thursdays exciting.
StartUp: Another weekly podcast that revolves around the attempt of one journalist to bootstrap his podcast company. Yep, it’s meta and just the amount of nerdy that we love listening to. Everything from evaluations to billionaire meetings, it’s a great insight to the struggle of making it happen.
Car Talk: We were so sad to hear about the passing of Tom Magliozzi, the other side of Click & Clack. But thankfully you can relive the magic in the archives. Enjoy the laughter and learn something about automobiles, but mostly the laughter.
Doug Loves Movies: Funny-man Doug Benson hosts this gleeful gathering of celebrities and comedians to play the Leonard Maltin game: wherein a piece of Mr. Maltin’s movie review is given and guests must guess the film. Always turns into a hilarious (and fun) conversation.
Whatever you’re listening to this month, we’d love to know. Sound off in the comments below or over on Facebook about your favorite episodes and listens that are keeping you happy and warm this season!
We recently launched our newest addition to the Applian family: Replay Radio. Our easy-to-use recorder lets you enjoy thousands of radio shows and stations on your own schedule, listen back on-demand, and convert to multiple audio formats. We wanted to make radio listening easy with Replay Radio.
In the big wide world of the Internet, there are so many options for streaming stations and podcasts. There’s more content available for your listening pleasure than anyone could imagine, and now, you can easily filter what you want from our Media Guide and experience radio whenever you want it.
Who says radio is dead? It is very much alive. Don’t believe us? Check out these radio stations and podcasts below and just try to tell us that there aren’t fantastic frequencies happening all the time! Just be sure to capture them with Replay Radio…
Our favorite interview podcast with actors, comedians, writers, and overall cool people. Hosted by self-proclaimed “King Nerd” Chris Hardwick, it’s a great way to hear behind-the-scenes stories from popular culture movers and shakers.
One of the best alternative radio stations in San Francisco, Best Frequencies Forever is a great resource for indie / electronic music from the underground. Catch up on “what the kids are listening to” and by kids… more like late 20-somethings with jam-packed iPods.
Easily one of the most listened to radio podcasts out there, This Week In Tech, is hosted by Leo Laporte and follows all of the top trends in technology — from new products to business news — this podcast is the best place to get your tech fill.
All Songs Considered: http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/
Another music option for you, All Songs covers the best new emerging music without the fuss. Playing full songs from the obscure to the legendary, NPR has made this podcast a staple for audiophiles everywhere.
Of course, there are so many more, and you can discover many through our Media Guide within Replay Radio. We’d love to hear about your must-listen-tos in the comments, and be sure to use Replay Radio to record all of your favorites!