What is a podcast ?

17 February 2021
  • Podcasts are recordings of people talking about a topic.

    There are many types of podcasts.

    • Only one person speaking
    • interviews
    • group chats
    • stories

    Most podcasts are made up of episodes.

    Episodes are parts of a series. For example in a TV show.


  • How do I listen to a podcast?

    You can listen to a podcast from any device that has an internet connection.

    You can listen on a

    • computer
    • phone
    • tablet
    • smart watch
  • Most podcasts are free.

  • You can listen to a podcast using your headphones, your home sound system or your car speakers.


  • You can find a podcast on the podcast website.

    Go to Google and search for the podcast using the podcast name.

    For example CID’s podcast Visibility will be on the CID website.
    When you go to the podcast’s website, you can

    • play to listen now
    • or download to listen later.
  • You can also find the podcast in a free podcast app.

    Search podcast in  App Store or Google Play to find an app you want to use.

    In the app you can search for the topic or the name of the podcast you want to listen to.

    You can  either play or download the episode.

  • There are different apps for different types of devices

    Some popular ones are

    • Apple Podcasts for Apple devices like an iPhone
    • Google Play or Spotify for Android devices like a Samsung
  • You can  subscribe to a podcast.

    This means your app will keep the podcast in your list and you will get updates for new episodes.

  • Why should I listen to a podcast?

    You can listen to a podcast because you are interested in the topic.

    Or you  want to learn more about something

    Or you just want to have fun and relax.


  • There are 1000s of podcasts you can listen to on any topic.

    For example:

    • Food
    • Music
    • Sports
    • Travel
    • Politics
    • Cars
  • What if I am not able to listen to a podcast?

    Some websites transcribe their podcasts.

    This means you can read them.

    All episodes of CID’s podcast Visibility will be fully transcribed and on CID’s website.

    You will be able to download the transcription and print it.

  • How do I rate and review the podcast?

    You can rate a podcast you have listened to.

    This means you give it a star rating.

    You can also leave a comment about why you did or did not like it.


  • Podcast ratings are useful because they help other listeners decide if they should listen to the podcast.

    If you like CID’s podcast Visibility, give it a rating or review and let others know what you thought!

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