Simply put that a podcast is an audio programme, just like Talk Radio, but you subscribe to it on your smartphone and listen to it whenever you like.
In a little more detail, a podcast is a series of spoken word, audio episodes, all focused on a particular topic or theme, like cycling or startups. You can subscribe to the show with an app on your phone and listen to episodes whenever you like
Basicly, Most Podcasts are audio only, even though video podcasts do exist. Podcasting has really grown out of a need for background content. That means something that can entertain you, educate you or inspire you in the background of other boring or rote activities.
Most podcasts will be themed around one particular topic. The host or hosts will talk about that topic on every episode. A lot of podcasts are really simple, just a few friends chatting about something that they’re all really passionate about, like movies, knitting or running a business. But some are really polished and super professional, including theme music, sound effects, professional editing and more.
Here are some of those which will improve your English such as
- Learn English Podcast from the British Council.
- Voice of America: English Learning
- 6-minutes English from BBC
- The English we speak
- Luke’s English podcast
- All ears English
- Overhead National Geography
- Comedy bang bang
- Writer’s voice
- Global News by BBC
- Today in focus by guardian
- TED talks daily
- The think grow podcast
Or you find a podcast that tends to your passion life. Keep learning.