By Tiger Shi
Web Content Contributor
Whether it’s presented in audio format or video, podcasts have an important impact on people’s lives. Most podcasts are listenable through Apple Podcasts or the iTunes store; however, there are even a few featured on YouTube in audiobook style. Podcasts, to some, are the key used for relaxation, getting information and killing time.
There are many different types of podcasts. Podcasts could be based on any set topic the host/hosts choose to talk about. There are gaming, political, lifestyle, dating and news podcast shows, among others. The select few I’ll be reviewing are Relatable with Allie Stuckey (religion), Ask Women (dating) and We the People Show (political).
The first podcast type is religion: in this case, Relatable with Allie Stuckey. Stuckey is a blogger from Dallas and ran a podcast talking about current events from a Christian perspective. It tied a little bit into politics as she had gotten deeper in those lately. This is one podcast that I and others may listen to when practicing their faith.
Second, there is a dating advice podcast. Ask Women Podcast was started by author Marni Kinrys as part of her self-proclaimed project in being a “wing-girl” in advising men on how to get out of the shell and back out there. I don’t listen to it frequently but rather occasionally to get a different perspective to help with my social life.
Finally, the last podcast show is my very own show that I started last year with my good friend who goes to Texas A&M. It is the We the People show talking about politics from an unbiased, nonpartisan perspective. We release episodes weekly and are just getting started to dive into the political arena.
Podcasts are an interesting way for one to look at journalism from another perspective. It doesn’t always have to be traditional TV news or radio for people to get their information. Podcasts now include the new method of delivery: streaming. Streaming podcasts appeal very much so to the younger audiences (like Gen Z) and eventually all listeners anywhere to enjoy.
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