September 30th is International Podcast Day; to do my bit I thought I’d share with you some of the podcasts that I listen to and how I got into podcasts themselves.
I first started listening to podcasts way back around 2002/2003 when I was a big listener of LUG Radio, this was a weekly podcast about Linux, if that doesn’t mean anything to you, I’ll leave it there as I don’t want you to go thinking I’m a massive geek or anything (because I am). Since then, I have been seeking out podcasts for various topics, mostly computing given my background in IT, but now and again entertainment related podcasts too and even podcasts for researching content for This is Rammy.
Wait though, how did International Podcast Day come about? Well, last year was the first National Podcast day which was started over in that there America, it was started because the founder realised that there were dates for various things online, such as Memorial Day, Flag Day, but nothing for Podcasts, and thus National Podcast Day was started. One of the first things pointed out was that podcasts are international and we have electricity and the internet over here too you, you, you Americans! So, it was revised to International Podcast day.
Now you have the back history of me and my foray into listening to podcasts, here are the podcasts I currently listen to and some I think need notable mention, have a listen and see what you think, the more people who listen to podcasts, the more popular they will become in the mainstream, and there are some really well produced podcasts out there.