Podcasting in Ethiopia


Let’s talk about podcasts. What is a podcast, first of all? The term “podcast” is a portmanteau. What is a portmanteau?

Let’s talk about podcasts. What is a podcast, first of all? From Wikipedia, a podcast is an episodic series of spoken word digital audio files that a user can download or stream to a personal device for easy listening. The term “podcast” is a portmanteau, a combination of the word iPod and broadcast. The term "podcasting" was first suggested by The Guardian columnist and BBC journalist Ben Hammersley, who invented it in early February 2004, while writing an article for The Guardian newspaper.

Podcasts are similar to radio programs in form, but what makes them stand out is that they exist as an audio files that can be played at a listener's convenience, anytime or anywhere. In an interview with The H3 Podcasts, Jordan Peterson, a Canadian professor of psychology and author stated, “What's cool about podcasts and what's game-changing about them is, you can't read while you're driving, while you're doing the dishes or exercising, and so all of a sudden, with the podcast world people have all this time to gain knowledge that was never possible with television or even with radio for that matter.”

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