If you asked me what was the difference between a podcast and a radio show about six weeks ago, I probably would have said “what even is a podcast.” If you asked me to choose between the two I would totally be pro-radio shows but throughout our creative writing course, the class has broadened my horizon of what is out there to listen to. I understand the fundamental differences between the two but yet I still lean towards radio shows. If you asked me what I listen to I would never say a podcast. To me it is way to scripted, I like the spontaneous, humor of a radio shows. I feel that podcasts can drag on sometimes. A podcast, all though, can have its good aspects, just bore me. I can’t listen to a pod cast for an hour straight and stay interested. I almost always zone out half way through when listening to a pod cast even if it is on a topic I am interested in. I’m not sure what it is about them that make me lose focus.
When listening to a radio show, like Elvis Duran and the Morning Show (my all time fav), it’s full of laughter and entertainment
. I never find myself bored. In high school I drove my self to school everyday and I would always listen to this radio show. It just put me in such a good mood because at 7 AM in the morning I was already laughing and ready for my day.Yes, there are a bunch of commercials which are very annoying and sometimes they repeat themselves to recap for listeners that are just tuning in but over all I enjoy myself more listening to a radio show.
My best friends father is a technology enthusiast and has to have the latest and greatest inventions so he listens to a technology podcast and he is always so enthralled by them. ( His favorite is http://www.thetalkingmachines.com). I could not fathom sitting and listening to a technology pod cast but that is also because it is not my cup of tea. In the morning, i prefer to listen to a radio show than listen to a podcast. To me, I am easily entertained by the stupid gossip of daily celebrity life and the current news of the day talked about on radio shows.
Maybe if I found something I was passionate about to listen to I would find a great podcast to subscribe to and enjoy on the regular but I don’t have the desire to. Not sure why that is. In class we have listened to multiple podcasts and most have been very entertaining but I still can not see myself going out of my way to listen to them. I guess I just don’t have the motivation to go searching through the thousands of podcasts out there to fine the one I really like.
I read in the comment section on the article “Three ways Podcasts and Radio Shows Aren’t Actually the Same” and someone compared podcasts and radio shows to live theater and movies and I totally agree with that analogy. Radio shows would be live theater and a podcast would be considered the movie. Although theater is scripted it is more animated and free formed than a movie would be. In theater there can be improvisation while as in a movie, once the movie is filmed whats done is done.
Overall I wouldn’t say I hated podcasts I just don’t know much about them, and until I explore them further, I am still still pro- radio shows.