I'm not going to lie, I really had no interest in podcasts whatsoever before or even really after reading the chapter on them in Levinson's book. However, I needed something to write about for this blog post so I went on Itunes to give them a chance. I came across a couple different ones but didn't really feel like sitting and listening to someone talk for a half hour with no visual to entertain me so I chose one of the shortest ones I could find. It's called "The Daily Appster" and was exactly 6 minutes and 31 seconds long--perfect for someone who doesn't have the time or patience to sit through anything longer. Like I said, the podcast was relatively short, and featured music both at the beginning and the end to lively it up a bit. The basic concept of the podcasts which the creator, James, does everyday, is that he provides a quick review of what he believes to be the best apps for your Iphone, Blackberry, Android, etc. that are available for free on the given day. On today's podcast, he quickly discussed the attributes of six different apps that you can get for free (either for a limited time today or all the time). It was actually pretty interesting and gave me all the basic details that I would need to make a decision. At the end of the brief program James took some time to thank his fans that wrote positive reviews on Itunes and thanked the band that provided the opening and closing music. Besides that, the program was quick, efficient, and informative. No ads, no stupid jokes--just his honest opinion and I was out of there. Thanks to this positive experience with podcasts, I plan to revisit the podcast page on Itunes in search of another good find.
Listen to The Daily Appster here.