Podcasts: Finding Time to Find What You Want to Hear

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Podcasts are a great source of information and entertainment.

Podcasts are a popular and flexible venue for accessing information on a wide variety of topics.

Whether you’re driving to work, exercising, or flying to France, your podcasts can be at your fingertips. But sometimes the sheer variety and volume of what’s available can be daunting.

So, today I want to share a couple of apps that you may find interesting and useful.

Podcasts to Check Out

NPR One isn’t technically a podcast, but it does offer podcast content, along with up-to-the-minute live content. And a big plus of this app is that it adjusts to your listening habits.

This app is available for your Android or your iPhone and, once launched, it will start sending you content. This is different form a podcast, in that you don’t pre-select what you’ll be listening to.

Instead, you either listen to or skip the current segment, and as you do this, NPR One begins to learn your listening habits and preferences. You can also mark specific stories as interesting. When you do, you tell NPR One to present similar or related content in the future.

An added bonus is that NPR One also remembers what you’ve already listened to, so you don’t hear the same story more than once.

Shortform Podcasts

Another podcast curator is 60dB. Currently only available in the iTunes store, this app allows you to identify some interests and then it offers you a variety of short podcasts in those areas.

While the default is to go short, there is an area where you can select longer-form material.

As with NPR One, as you listen, 60dB learns about what you like and gives you more of that. It seems an intriguing tool, especially if you like podcasts but sometimes feel overwhelmed by all the choices out there.

Podcasts from The Time Finder

No matter what podcast app you use, I invite you to give our podcasts a listen. You’ll find them in the iTunes store by clicking HERE. You’ll also find us on Poddirectory – another free podcast app.

Enjoy … and here’s to your time success!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have no material connection with 60dB or NPR One, and have not received any compensation for writing this content.

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