For all this talk about easily available internet in the country, awareness about podcasts is surprisingly low. That probably has to do with bandwidth issues, but as internet speeds pick up, podcasts could be the next big thing.
Podcasts are pre-recorded radio shows, just not over-the-airwaves. You can download or stream these, listen (and re-listen) at your own convenience.
And just like radio shows you can choose from news, comedy, education, art, music, monologues, talk shows, dramas - the possibilities are endless.
But since we’re the home of all things party-related, we’re going to focus on the music for the most part, and give you a few suggestions for music podcasts to keep that party going.
Billed as the best music you’ve never heard, BBC Radio1’s 30 minute weekly podcast features drum-n-bass, hip-hop, dancehall and indie music from some of Britain’s lesser-known artists. A great way to discover your next favourite artist.
Hosted by DJ Kutski, this podcast is a hard-hitting collection of breakbeat, electro and hard trance. With new episodes weekly, this hour-long podcast will have you gasping for breath by the end of it as DJ Kutski digs out hardcore gems from the hardstyle underground.
Somewhat irregularly released, this podcast series is a set of long-playing underground house mixes and mash-ups, some of them running up to 5 hours! Why sit around building a party playlist, when someone else can do it for you?
BTW, podomatic.com is a collection of independent podcasters, so dig around on that site and you just might stumble on somthing more suited to your taste. And if not, you can actually make and upload your own podcasts there!
Now that that’s done, just to open your eyes up to the possibilities, I’m going to throw in a couple of suggestions for comedy and talk shows too!
Because I can.
Contrary to the title, this show has first-person stories and short fiction pieces from around the world, under a single theme in each episode. It’s so good that it has almost turned into a standard that other podcasts are judged by.
Exactly what the name says—a discussion on pop culture topics by a bunch of people. Sometimes funny, mostly insightful and definitely worth checking out.
Ripping off his own description, because who knows Dan Carlin better than Dan Carlin? Dangerously thoughtful. not a show for everyone, and that's what makes it so great.
Smart. Deep. Passionate. Engaging. Inquisitive. There's nothing else like it.
These are just a few of my favourites, but as the (modified) saying goes, the internet is your oyster. Look around and you’ll find some pearls out there, waiting to be discovered!
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