Podcasts: excitement and entertainment in a convenient format

man listening to podcast trough headphones

July 10, 2021

Have you ever ridden a car, train, or bus? You certainly did. Then you know what it means to listen to a crying baby, a boring neighbor, or a woman who is loudly talking on the phone. It all seems a little too much after a long trip, right? Take the headphones on your way and start educating. No one will be able to give you back those few hours of travel you spent. So at least you could learn something along the way. Podcasts are very interesting audio materials that we can find literally everywhere, it is important to have the internet and a little ambition for a certain topic. 

If you want to learn more about podcasts, continue reading the article down below.

Although visual media are becoming increasingly important in our society, the podcast is making its way. Parallel to and as a change from the picture, it is becoming more and more popular. And you? Do you already listen to podcasts?

Don’t know what podcasts are? Podcasts are free audio programmes that you can listen to at your convenience on your computer, tablet or smartphone, via streaming or after download. They come from radio shows, more confidential programmes or blogs.

Choose from documentaries, news, reports, fiction, etc. Listen to your favourite programmes directly via the radio station’s websites or download the station’s app. You can also use download platforms such as iTunes (Apple), Google Podcast (Android), SoundCloud or Spotify. Finally, there is the option of subscribing to the programme you want free of charge so that you automatically receive new episodes as soon as they are available.

Where can I find podcasts?

The iTunes podcast catalogue is particularly complete and provides an overview of the diversity of what is on offer.

  • https://itunes.apple.com/fr/genre/podcasts/id26?mt=2

To make it easy for you to play and manage your programmes, mobile apps have been developed that you can install on your smartphone or tablet. They allow you to listen to the programmes while you go about your usual business.

For iOS devices: Apple Podcasts and Downcast (in the App Store)

For Android devices: Podast, Radio Addict and Pocetcasts (in Google Play).

Interesting links:

  • www.podcastsuisse.ch

The Podcast Suisse website offers you the best Swiss podcasts, sorted by category.

  • www.rts.ch/docs/podcasts/

selected documentaries from RTS are available for download.

  • https://player.fm/fr/countries/switzerland

a large selection of Swiss podcasts is available

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