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Tip of the Week #20: Listen to a Podcast!

by Sayanee Basu on 15th March, 2011 at 3:12 PM CEST

Wondering how to spend your time in a Fun + Meaning^2 way while you are traveling, having a quiet afternoon rest or even jogging? Plus, here’s a secret: If you do this on a daily dose, it will shape your personal life and knowledge tremendously by the year 2030! And what better way to shape the future, other than to listen to these podcasts for ideas and dive into this year’s competition to voice out your future!

Introducing Podcasts

I have a big tip for you this week - Listen to a Podcast! A podcast is a series of audio or video files that are released in episodes and guess what! Almost all of them are free and open to download anytime. Because of their time-shifting and place-shifting nature, you can download them from websites and listen or watch them via your laptop or smart phones all at your convenience!

I have been listening to a variety of podcasts on varying subjects like the Hubblecast on Astronomy, The Welch Way by Jack Welch or even a lecture series on developing apps for iPhone iOS from Stanford University. Usually I will subscribe to them via iTunes and when I sync up my iPhone, all the new and not listened podcasts get added automatically to my playlist and once again I’m assured of a never-boring long journey through the metro trains or a 30 minutes jog through the neighbourhood park!

Let me now share some of the amazing podcasts I stumbled upon recently and hope you like them too!

Ideas Podcasts

Looking for ideas and wondering what’s cooking in the coolest labs in the world, engaging discussions and reviews? I picked up these from the ideas hotbed!

Inspiration Podcasts

How about some inspiration from brilliant speakers, or a daring push to go out and venture into the world?

Green & Life Podcasts

Looking for simple little tips to add on to sustainability, healthy life and living?

University Lecture Podcasts

Yes, get insights to the lecture from leading institutions on innovation, sustainability and entrepreneurship!

What’s Next? A C:F Podcast?

Creating podcasts globally through softwares such as the Skype & Wiretap and producing them with Audacity & Sound Flower have become such a fun and easy task, that we are able to share meaningful discussions very often!

And yes, you can already guess that within the C:F Community we have so much to share and bring diversity of voices and opinions all across the globe together, that we can’t help but launch our very own C:F Podcast - Challenge:Future Chatter!

Lookout for the very first episode really soon and listen to it while you commute, exercise or have a leisurely Sunday afternoon! We are really excited to share and learn globally and more importantly hear the buzzing C:F voices all around the world! 

So this week’s little tip and reflection would be: Listen to a podcast & get ideas for the C:F Competition Fun + Meaning^2 = 2030! What you would like to hear in a C:F Podcast episode?

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reena kataria

reena kataria


hey sayanee...dis is smthin wch i ve nevr used ...

n nw i m regretin dt i just neglect dis things in my cell

its such informative n entartainin thing..

thankyou so much sharing this...

15th March, 2011 @ 6:34 PM CEST

Chinmay Pendharkar

Chinmay Pendharkar

Oh and, the name of this method of content delivery is very unfortunate.. It has nothing to do with Apple and iPods. But it was Apple and iPods that made is popular, hence the name.

The important thing to note is that you DO NOT need an iPod to listen to or watch podcasts! You can listen to them on your phone, your computer, or any device which can play the audio or video file. iTunes makes it easy, but that's just one way.. There are other ways, like just playing the files on the webpage through the browser, or downloading it and playing it in your favorite media player..

Podcasting is a very open mechanism, and allows anyone and everyone to share and learn, anytime and anywhere..

Oh, and one more thing, iTunes has a special section for podcasts from Universities. It's called iTunes U. A great place to follow lectures from Universities around the world.. /itunes-u/whats-on.html

While we're on the topic, here's another list of places you can find education material and podcasts.. 10/11/15/12-dozen-places-to-se lf-educate-yourself-online/

16th March, 2011 @ 9:31 AM CEST

Ece Dincaslan

Ece Dincaslan

I really agree that podcasting is important that, consider taking the time to podcast because of reaching a different group of people, increasing trust. Moreover, I think Podcasting is the latest communication craze. It develops your relationship with your followers, by hearing your voice they feel they know you better and that you’re being more open and honest with them. Podcasting involves seeing, hearing and experiencing. It is definitely more memorable than just plain text ...

By Podcasting products or ideas reach a wide audience in the podcasting world... People will be able to listen to podcasts anywhere and at anytime. Podcasting makes listening messages so easy, without any fuss. It is a creative and innovative way of sharing..

16th March, 2011 @ 7:10 PM CEST

Nadežda Dajković

Nadežda Dajković

Great Sayanee:-) I think that podcasting is very important and your text is definitely useful:-)

16th March, 2011 @ 8:02 PM CEST

Jovana Djurkovic

Jovana Djurkovic | Action team | CF Chapters

Nice work Sayanee :) as always. I adore your tips.

21st March, 2011 @ 3:00 PM CEST

Sayanee Basu

Sayanee Basu | Action team | CF Chapters

Thanks everyone!! Do buzz me back if you guys need help in connecting your iPhone to iTunes - since I use this! I'm sure there's alternative for Android as well :) If not you can directly subscribe via the RSS and download the individual files :)

otherwise you can buzz Chinmay - the podcaster also :D

21st March, 2011 @ 3:48 PM CEST

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