What is a podcast ?

17 February 2021
  • Judith Recording Visibility Podcast

    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.


  • You can listen to a podcast on your computer, your phone, a tablet, smart watch or a smart speaker.

    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
  • Free means no payment required

    Most podcasts are free.

  • Computer speakers to listen to podcast

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


  • Google search from a computer

    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.
  • Find your podcast listening app on App Store.

    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.

  • Listen to podcast on Google Play, Spotify and Google Podcast

    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
  • How to subscribe to Visibility podcast on a mobile phone

    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.


  • Examples of podcast topics; music, sports, art

    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.

  • star rating podcast on a mobile phone

    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.


  • Young woman making a decision

    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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