The podcast comeback

Podcasts remind me of my classic iPod. What was once the craze to get the newest iPod is now what occurs for the latest iPhone release.

I’m not sure if I ever listened to podcasts in the past, but there has been a resurgence in the availability of podcasts lately – especially among millennials. Podcasts being free is also a plus.

Podcasts have become a way to digest news on the go, a multitasking tool.  The narrative audio format is perfect to listen to while at work, in transit or outside on a run.

I started listening to the Views podcast by David Dobrik and Jason Nash this year in May. It’s a comedy podcast based on their lives as vloggers on YouTube. The following is clearly people who watch them online, otherwise it might be a bit confusing.

I have occasionally listened to other YouTuber’s podcasts when the subject or guest on the show interested me, such as Shane and Friends, Psychobabble and Not too deep with Grace. They are light and good entertainment to listen to occasionally.

Recently my roommates turned me on to The Daily, which is a podcast from the New York Times, narrated by Michael Barbaro. The Daily comes out five times a week. I find it to be 20 minutes of the most timely, concise and literate reporting that I hear every day.

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Image from New York Times.

The Daily is one of those podcasts that has relevant topics and great guest speakers. Entertainment Weekly named The Daily as one of the top podcasts of 2017.

The Daily brings my roommates and I together, because we will often discuss the topics of the show after work or over dinner. We are definitely the target audience for the show, being 24, 29 and 36.

My list of podcasts that I want to listen to has continued to grow, ranging from pop culture, entertainment and other news reporting.

Podcasts are a great way to relieve stress (unless your listening to something that makes you angry, like the news often tends to do these days).

Podcasts are having a renaissance moment and I’m listening. Are you?

Author:

Rachel Shubin lives in Cape May, New Jersey, where she works as a freelance writer for the Cape May Star & Wave Newspaper, Ocean City Sentinel, Cape May Magazine, and LifeSavvy Media. Rachel also performs social media management for a variety of clients. Rachel’s previous work experience includes writing for the Cape May Star and Wave Newspaper and its sister publication, the Ocean City Sentinel. Rachel writes special projects for the newspaper as well as covering a variety of beats including municipal meetings, human interest and a series on millennials. Additionally, she worked as a content marketing coordinator at the Cape May County Herald Newspaper. She also has two years of front desk experience from working at the Victorian Motel in Cape May. Rachel graduated from George Mason University in 2016 with a B.S. in communications and a concentration in journalism. She wrote for IV Estate, George Mason University’s student newspaper. Rachel's passion projects include blogging on Cape May Rachel and previously Sandpiper Cat Blog. Rachel is an associate member of the Cat Writers’ Association. Previous written archive includes Tote Magazine, CWA Meow Newsletter, The Fairfax Patch, Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation Newsletter, W.T. Woodson Cavalcade and The Pennant Magazine. Rachel can be contacted at capemayrachel@gmail.com.

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  1. Just found out you are the Rachael who works at the Victorian. Welcome to Cape May, and let me tell you John and Suzzane are wonderful people. I refer to John as my younger Irish brother and the Victorian as my home in Cape May. And then there is Joy. I have known her since she was as big as her head. I missed my trip this year due to a severe illness which almost put out my lights for good. And I MISS EVERYONE I KNOW THERE VERY, VERY MUCH! Hopefully I will be back in the fall. So good- luck UNCLE JIM

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