So You Want to Listen to Podcasts
Welcome, new initiate to the exciting world of podcasts. You're not going to believe how much truly excellent, totally free comedy, music, drama and news there is out there.
What's a Podcast?
Podcasts are recurring audio programs. If you want to, you can stream podcasts (like this one) directly from the web, or you can manually download mp3s of podcast episodes to play back later. But the great thing about podcasts is that you can subscribe to them. Once you've subscribed with your favorite podcast player, it will download your favorite podcast automatically whenever a new episode comes out.
What's the Easiest Way to Listen to This Thing?
Go to The Podcast page in your web browser and click the little play button near the episode you want to hear.
How Do I Subscribe To and Play Podcasts?
It depends on what kind of device you want to use to listen to the podcast. We've written instructions for the most popular options.
First, you need to download the Podcasts app on your phone. Once you've got the app, you can use its search capability to find our show, or you can just click the button below:
First, you need to download a podcast app. There are about a billion choices, but our favorite is BeyondPod. Once you've installed BeyondPod, click "Add feed" from BeyondPod's home screen. On the feed selection screen, click the little magnifying glass to search, and type in "Breeder's Book Club".
If you want to use some other podcasting app for some reason, first try using its search function to find us (we're listed in the iTunes store, so most apps can find us). Some apps might require you to enter an RSS feed address. If it comes to that, visit our Subscribe page for our feed details.
It's super easy. Use iTunes. If you have a Mac, iTunes is already installed. If you have a Windows machine, you probably have iTunes installed anyway, but if you don't, you can download it from Apple's website.
Then, you can search for our podcast in the iTunes store, or just click this button:
Are There Other Podcasts I Would Like?
Probably. If you like our show, you might like:
- The Flophouse - The world's best bad movie podcast, featuring Elliot Kalan (head writer from the Daily Show), Dan McCoy (junior writer on the Daily Show), and their beery pal Stuart Wellington.
- Read It and Weep - A podcast about bad books, movies and TV shows.
- Judge John Hodgman - Daily Show contributor (and occasional evil super-tycoon) John Hodgman ejudicates trivial conflicts.
- The Bugle - A comedy / news podcast by Daily Show alum John Oliver and his long-time comedy partner Andy Zaltzman.
If you decide to dedicate your life to podcasts and need to find lots more, The Onion A.V. Club publishes a weekly podcast review called Podmass, including reviews of notable new shows.