From TV series to documentaries, talk-back or even comedy, podcasts have become an extremely popular form of media with listeners spoilt for choice when it comes to content.
If you want to find out more about podcasts or maybe even want to dabble in creating your own, now is your chance with Bundaberg Regional Libraries podcast sessions.
Community and Cultural Services portfolio spokesperson Cr Judy Peters said a podcast was an audio file that could be downloaded from the internet and listened to on demand.
“If you are a listener or a content producer, the whole process of podcasting is interesting and very fun,” Cr Peters said.
“Whether you are on a long drive, at the gym or just sitting around the home, you can listen to a podcast anywhere and at any time.”
Cr Peters said a range of different podcasts were available for download on the internet, with something to suit every taste.
“Podcasts continue to grow in popularity proving that we all love to listen and learn.
“There have been some exceptional podcasts released recently, including the highly anticipated crime documentary series, The Teacher’s Pet.
“Some Bundaberg podcasts that are around include ABC Wide Bay, Bundaberg Salvation Army and the Bundaberg Church of Christ with Symon Pratt.”
Create your own podcast series
Cr Peters said for those interested in starting their own podcast series, assistance was available.
“Podcasting gives you the chance to deliver media content on a regular basis when you have something to say,” Cr Peters said.
“All you need is a microphone, which a lot of computers have already built in, as well as recording software.”
Cr Peters said the first library session would be held on Wednesday, 13 March at the Bundaberg Regional Library.
“We’ll talk about listening to podcasts, how to plan your own podcast and where to upload it,” she said.
For more information, go to http://library.bundaberg.qld.gov.au/news-events/events