Did you listen to stories via the radio when you were knee high to a grasshopper?
When you’re sewing on your own, do you want to have someone to listen to so you feel less lonely?
Sometimes the radio stations in your area just aren’t your cup of tea. Well now you can choose who to keep you company when you’re alone in your sewing room. They’re called podcasts. I know. Who would have thought!
Podcasts have been around for about 14 years. It used to be called audio blogging. Some people have word blogs. Others have video blogs. Podcasts are audio blogs.
Yes, podcasts are internet radio so that means you can find thousands to choose from. 1.6 million Australians listen to podcasts in an average four weeks.
The most obvious way to listen to a podcast is to play it directly through that podcast’s website on your computer. For example, go to Seworganisedstylepodcast.com and click on the episodes page
Most Podcasts have a play function directly on their episode pages.
On Sew Organised Style, the play function is always at the top of each episode page. Click on the link to listen to the podcast.
And there you go. You’re listening to a podcast.
Are podcasts free?
There are an amazing number of free podcasts available. Sew Organised Style podcast is a free podcast produced by Australians, featuring Australians to the world, with a smattering of well-known sewing community identities that want to speak to our Australian producers.
Can I listen to podcasts on my phone?
Yes. In the US, 22% of people listen to podcasts in their car. In Australia, 75% of podcast listeners listen to podcasts on their phones.
Podcast vs sewing friend
- A podcast can be with you or be switched off. A sewing friend can’t.
- A podcast can be with you when you need someone. A sewing friend can’t.
- A podcast doesn’t need a cup of coffee and cake when they’re with you. A sewing friend does.
- Keep your sewing friends for ASG events. They do come in handy and they’re always available for coffee and cake.