Yes, podcasts are still a viable piece of media that many people listen to. Podcasts started in 2005, meaning it took more than eight years to hit the billionth subscriber.
Apple posted the following on its podcast page:
In honor of the one billion milestone, Apple has highlighted a number of its most popular podcasts over the years in a new iTunes section which offers up a number of classic Podcasts alongside New and Noteworthy content.
From comedy to hard new to sports to innovative educational content and so much more, podcasting has transformed the global media landscape. Podcasts on iTunes launched in the summer of 2005 and since then, we’ve seen countless episodes downloaded and streamed. But the heart of podcasting is finding your favorite voices in this exciting field and subscribing to the best ones. To celebrate reaching 1 billion podcast subscribers, we’re highlighting some of the most popular podcasts of all time, as well as a collection of captivating new shows.
So what kind of technology podcasts should you be following? Here are my top 10 recommendations:
1) NPR: TED Radio Hour Podcast
The TED Radio Hour aims to find new ways to think and create. In addition to technology, it focuses on higher level ideas, such as power shifts and the source of happiness.
Lifehacker is a great blog and an even better podcast. Episodes include “Crappy AT&T Plans,” “Google Reader Alternatives” and “49 YouTube Search Secrets.”
3) Tech News Today
Tom Merritt co-hosts Tech News Today with Sarah Lane and others. This fun, easy-to-swallow podcast gives you all the tech news that’s fit for radio.
4) Ten Minute Podcast
These 10 minute shows come with a parental advisory warning. It’s described as a recess for adult5) This
5)Week In Google Glass
The hottest (and perhaps the only) wearable smart device is of great interest. With podcast episodes such as, “Why is Google Glass $1,500″ and “Jeff Gets His Google Glass,” you can bet you’ll learn everything you need to know about the device.
6) HD Nation
TV news is still cool and HD Nation is covering everything from the top smart TVs to cheap Blu-Ray players that are now available. You’ll even learn about 4K, better known as ultra-HD.
7) Gone Nerdin’
Classic name. Gone Nerdin’ is a discussion of all things that concern the nerd population, including Star Wars, Star Trek and of course, video games.
8) Quick Bytes
Quick Bytes is greater toward web, mobile and game developers. The most recent episode is “Nintendo Web Framework and iOS 7.” Please bring Super Mario Bros. to iOS Nintendo!
9) Jefferson Graham: Talking Your Tech
USA Today tech columnist Jefferson Graham is a very consistent podcaster and offers great, 5 to 15 minute long episodes that cover advances in technology in the media to the top Apple apps to download of all time.
10) Mac Power Users
Make the most out of your mac with these awesome tips from the the Mac Power Users podcast. My favorite episode? iOS automation.