Monday, July 21, 2014

Audio? Podcast? What? Take 1


The curiosity bug has bitten me. As many of you know, I listen to lots of Podcasts. I've heard many who say they don't listen to or know of or what Podcasts are. And I see that many book readers listen to Audiobooks.

I'd like to share information with you, and myself, about Podcasts in comparison/reference to Audiobooks. In order to do so I have a series of questions I'm going to ask over the next 4-5 weeks (pending if more questions come up as I go that will help explain Podcasts and share them with you). I'd like to lead to an end discussion with a few authors (audio & podcast) on what the difference is between Audiobooks and Podcasts. And maybe if there are a few myths floating around we can talk about those too.

This week we are going to start easy.

Those of you that listen to Audiobooks, do you listen to Podcast stories?

  1.    Yes
  2.    No
  3.    What are Podcasts?


You can anonymously take the poll on the sidebar. If you have anything further you'd like to add or questions on the two, please leave them in the comments or feel free to email me at:
myworldinwordsandpages(at)gmail(dot)com

Thank you!

8 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

Voted! I can tell you already ;) Cos sure I know what they are but at the same time, no I do not know in a way

Melliane said...

I confess I don't do podcast, it's already really difficult for me to finish my first audiobook...

Addicted2Heroines said...

I'll admit that I don't know anything about it. I've seen podcasts mentioned enough that I feel like I should though.

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Blodeuedd, It's all good. :) That's part of why I'm going to do these polls then I'm going to take some time and get in contact with a few people so we can share about them with everyone. :) Thank you for Voting!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Melliane, I know the feeling. I understand getting through audio books of any kind. It's hard. I have gotten much better at it after all this time but before, I couldn't do it. :) Thank you!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Cat, thank you for stopping by and commenting and voting. This is in part why I'm doing this series of polls. I want to share with everyone what they are and how, as readers, we can take advantage of them. :) I'll take some time after all the polls are in and work up a post with friends who know what they are. :) Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I listened to more podcasts before my hearing started to go more wonky. Now I'll listen to them, but mostly as background noise when I feel lonely and want to hear another voice. Not nearly as often as I used to. And I find they don't really hold my attention the way they used to either, which is something else I blame on wonky hearing more than the podcast itself.

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Bibliotropic, sorry to hear about your hearing. I know some of the podcasts have background effects that sometimes overpower the voices. I hope you find one you can listen too. :)