All about podcasts
All about podcasts
Everyone’s talking about podcasts right now. And more and more people are discovering their perfect podcasts, bringing them hours of entertainment, education, information, or escape.
There are literally thousands of podcasts to chose from, available for free, each focused on a particular theme or topic. From current affairs, sport, business, health and wellbeing, to comedy, real-life crime, drama, films and TV, there is a podcast out there for everyone and all interests.
A podcast is simply a digital audio programme that is available online to stream or download and listen to on a laptop or PC, a smartphone or tablet, a smart speaker, or an internet-enabled smart radio.
Podcasts can be accessed via websites and a variety of dedicated apps. They are usually available as a series with new episodes added weekly, which can be received automatically by subscription.
Many of your favourite radio shows will be available in podcast form, either as originally broadcast, or as a package of highlights, so they are a great way to catch up on your favourite shows or listen any time you want.
Alongside that, you’ll also find podcasts from your favourite stations and presenters that are in addition to their radio shows, talking in greater depth and detail about the areas covered in their show, or on an entirely different topic, such as a particular passion or interest.
You’ll also discover new and alterative voices, offering original perspectives and covering a range of topics and subjects, from mainstream to and niche, in short and long-form episodes.
The world of podcasts is limitless. Find out more and how to get started with our easy guides, and then explore some of our favourite shows.
How to listen to podcasts
On your smartphone, smart speaker or PC. There are lots of ways to listen to podcasts.
Where to find podcasts
There are thousands of podcasts for you to discover.
Listen to clips
Sample some of our favourite podcasts from UK radio stations, brands or presenters.