Need something to listen to while working out?
Don't have time to read all those posts from blogs you put in your RSS reader on that Saturday you told yourself you were gonna get on top of things?
Did you make a new year's resolution a couple of week's ago to be a better researcher? And to actually find the time to research?
Then perhaps it's time to start listening...listening to news, research tips, and history that will help you accomplish your goals.
I've been listening to podcasts and internet radio shows in many genres for a while now (especially business, marketing, etc.). They're great because I can do other stuff while listening and learning.
What is a podcast? A podcast is a series of (usually) audio or video "shows" delivered on the Internet that can be subscribed to via various means; they can be downloaded and listened to offline via a mobile device; or they can be listened to on the web on either your desktop, laptop, or mobile device.
What is Internet Radio? Internet radio is an audio show transmitted on the Internet and these tend to be episodic as well; a popular service that provides this service is BlogTalkRadio.
Learn More About Podcasts and Internet Radio:
- How Podcasting Works from HowStuffWorks [Shows you how to listen to a podcast.]
- Tips for Podcasting Fans from Apple iTunes for those with Apple devices.
- How to Listen to Podcasts from About.com.
- Podcast Apps from Appadvice
- Best Podcast Apps for iPhone and iPad from iMore
- Top 10 Podcast Apps for Android from Heavy.com
- Best Free Android Apps for Listening to Podcasts from whsv.com
- BlogTalkRadio: Listener Resources
- Learn More about Radio On Demand from Stitcher.com [More than just a podcast listening app, it's a radio app, of sorts, available for both iOS and Android.]
- Listen to All Your Favorite Shows with Stitcher Radio from Appstorm.net
Now, there are plenty of audio shows for you to choose from. Here are 27 active ones in no particular order I find interesting which fall into the genealogy, family history, and history categories with links to their websites:
- African Roots Podcast by Angela Walton-Raji
- The Genealogy Guys Podcast with George Morgan and Drew Smith
- Genealogy Gems Podcast: Your Family History Show with Lisa Louise Cooke
- Family Tree Magazine Podcasts
- EOGN Podcast by Dick Eastman
- Fieldstone Common by Marian Pierre-Louis
- The Genealogy Professional Podcast by Marian Pierre-Louis
- Maple Stars and Stripes: Your French Genealogy Podcast by Sandra Goodwin
- My Society by the Federation of Genealogical Societies on BlogTalkRadio
- The Forget-Me-Not Hour with Jane E. Wilcox on BlogTalkRadio
- Research at the National Archives and Beyond by Bernice Bennett on BlogTalkRadio
- Anita Talks Genealogy by Anita Wills on BlogTalkRadio
- The Library of Congress Podcasts
- The National Archives [UK]
- National Archives of Australia Papers & Podcasts
- Library and Archives of Canada Podcasts
- Appalachian History by Dave Tabler
- Revolutions Podcast by Mike Duncan
- The History of England Podcast by David Crowther
- Dan Carlin's Hardcore History by Dan Carlin
- A History of WWII Podcast by Ray Harris, Jr.
- Witness Podcast from BBC
- Stuff You Missed in History Class from HowStuffWorks.com
- New York City History: The Bowery Brothers Podcast from Greg Young & Tom Meyers
- The British History Podcast by Jamie Jeffers
- Civil War Podcast by Richard Youngdahl
- The History of English Podcast from Kevin Stroud
So, are you already listening to genealogy and history podcasts? If so, which ones? And what app are you using? If you're not listening already, do you plan to? Which ones? Let every one know in comments below!
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