Some of you might have stumbled here and be totally unaware what a podcast is!
How is a Podcast different from a blog?
The fundamental difference is that a podcast is sound-based. It is usually a series of 5 minute to multi-hour piece of audios, where each podcast episode is similar to an individual blog post. Normally most podcasts have an associated blog or “show notes” with every episode. For the Begin Self-Publishing Podcast I try to write proper blog posts to go with the associated Podcast episode.
On each of these episodes you will see a podcast player at the top of the article page – this is one way to play the audio podcast. But most people don’t do it this way! Feel free to sit at your computer and listen to the shows this way if it suits you best.
How to play a Podcast from your iPhone
It is fantastically easy to listen and subscribe to podcasts from your iPhone or iPad. The reason they are called Podcasts is because they became popular on the iPod – the precursor to the iPhone.
Below is a video showing you how to use the podcast app on an iPhone:
For Android phones you will need to download an app like the Stitcher Radio app to download and play podcasts.