Peter Robins

The pleasures and perils of podcast listening

Don't always believe the phrase 'We have something special for you'. But also beware of that some podcasts will temporarily blind you – by making you cry

No phrase is better calculated to tense the neck muscles of a regular podcast listener than ‘We have something special for you now.’

Having your radio shows downloaded to your phone, music player or computer, rather than plucked out of the air the old-fashioned way, immediately grants the listener a great deal of extra freedom: you choose the feeds to which you subscribe, you decide which episodes to hear and in which order.

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