how to listen to podcasts

How to listen to podcasts

Podcasts are audio programs that you can listen to at your convenience. While we are recording the Wintringham Podcast, we've put together this guide to help you get familiar with how to access and listen to podcasts.

Listening to podcasts

Podcasts are free and are made all over the world. They cover a huge amount of topics to listen to while relaxing at home or on the move.

Podcasts can also reduce your time spent reading information on a screen and bring subjects to life in an engaging way. By using headphones, you can enjoy podcasts without disrupting others.

We are currently recording a podcast series to keep you informed of what is happening at Wintringham, from the vision and placemaking underway and the different ways you can get involved.

If you are new to podcasts, then this guide will help you to understand how to access rich audio content.

On a home computer or laptop

Many websites now contain audio content which you can access simply access using a web browser, like Google or Safari.

You will need your sound to be switched on. Look for the ‘podcast player’ there is an example here of what they often look like.

Look out for options to subscribe to the podcast. You can often also download episodes for when you don’t have internet connection.

example of a web podcast player

On a smartphone or tablet

Listening on a smartphone or ipad is great for when you are on the move, or you want to relax away from your desk.

Apple iPhone and iPad users

Access podcasts using the podcasts app which should already be on your device. If using an older iPhone or iPad you can download it from the app store.

Once you click on the podcast of your choice, you can see ratings, episodes and subscribe buttons.

You can also share and download podcast episodes. You can search or browse within the podcast app using the tools in the menu bar.

Android users

Search for Google Podcasts in the play store app.

Once you click on the podcast of your choice, you can see ratings, episodes and subscribe buttons.

You can also share and download podcast episodes.

listening to podcasts

Listen to Wintringham's local radio station

You can also access great audio content by tuning into Wintringham's local radio station BlackCat107 from your desktop, smartphone or tablet.