Podcasts – The New TalkRadio


Radio on-demand, hundreds of voices available to the listener/viewer. You are no longer locked into the scheduling of terrestrial radio and television. Podcasts are available through all media devices, screens, smart speakers and through voice-control with Alexa on TVs. It is easy to call up your favorite show. Videocasts are highly entertaining, often with better sound quality than you would receive with your radio.
If you have some favorite podcasts, share your list with us and we will post them on our links page.

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Jason Remington

Author: Jason Remington

Creator, Admin, & Editor of PugetSound.Media, a former broadcaster at KVAC/Forks, KDFL/Sumner, KTTX/KWHI/Brenham, TX., KONP/Port Angeles, KBAM/Longview, KAMT/Tacoma, KRPM FM/Tacoma, KJUN/Puyallup, KASY/Auburn, KTAC AM/Tacoma, KBRD FM/Tacoma, KMTT FM/Tacoma, and KOOL FM/Phoenix. Retired from AT&T.

11 thoughts on “Podcasts – The New TalkRadio

  1. I would suggest traditional radio and TV are over. Who needs them? I mean, NEEDS them? I don’t and I’m 52 – just think what someone who is 20 is thinking? They may not have ever been to or seen a broadcast station ever.

  2. I haven’t owned a radio or TV for about 15 years. All I usee the car radio for is the Bluetooth to listen to my phone. Right now I’m home listening to what I want online. I am 81.

    I also have never found a podcast worth listening to.

    1. Agreed. All the hype on Podcasts (largely coming from the radio industry) looks like syrupy cheerleading not found in reality.

  3. Independent podcasters like Adam Carolla and Joe Rogan, who have monetized their shows (sponsors), are making more money than they could make on radio – and they control the content of their programs. Sounds like a great deal.
    They aren’t the only ones making money with podcasts. As terrestrial radio dies out, podcasts will continue to grow in popularity.
    Cord-cutters are abandoning cable tv. Newspapers are dying, as readers go online to find news sources. Podcasts are the next logical step as listeners abandon terrestrial radio.
    I don’t think satellite radio is the answer. People generally won’t pay for radio.

    1. I don’t satellite radio will last either. In fact the industry of celebrity as we know it is becoming increasingly unnecessary and hopefully will be a thing of the past.

      1. What is the point of paying for satellite radio when the same programming, or better, is available free on the net?

        For instance, I’ve found two shows I like and was able to download the whole series.

        One is Bob Moke’s “Moments to Remember” with songs from the 50’s. A whole year of two-hour shows, 104 hours.

        The other is Bob Dylan’s “Theme Time Radio Hour”, R & R, R & B, C & W, etc., every week on a different theme. More than 100 90-minute episodes.

        That’s just two that I like. I can listen any time and I can play the same song again, a hundred times if I want. Pay for what? Google something you like and it’s likely there somewhere.

        On the subject of celebrity, I really enjoyed my few minutes of “fame”. We all did. But celebrities stopped talking to me a long long time ago.

        1. I listened to KOMO go more than ninety minutes without touching on some breaking news earlier this week. They rerun the segments they have prepared, with traffic and weather, but don’t seem to be keeping up on things minute to minute. That’s on a weekday. So, I called KOMO to fill them in on a few things. I got as far as a gal in the newsroom, she sounded like a college kid. She said she would send an email to the radio booth. REALLY? About 15 minutes later, the anchor got a network correspondent on the phone to discuss that breaking news.

          Sad. Very sad. That is your newsradio right there.

          1. TV news is no better.

            Last night I watched Q-13 news on my computer at ten o’clock. I actually enjoyed it. At the end of the hour, I was invited to stay tuned for news at eleven and it was an exact recording of what I’d just watched.

            CBS News does the same thing. I was watching WCBS evening news which runs three hours. Hour three is a recording of hour one.

            Not great for tsl.

  4. Podcasts I listen to in a course of a normal week …
    * TBTL
    * ESPN’s PTI
    * The Tony Kornheiser Show
    * Glenn Hauser’s World of Radio
    * Comedy Bang! Bang!
    * Risk!
    * Stuff You Missed in History Class
    * How Did This Get Made?
    * Stack of Dimes

    And about a half-dozen others that I listen to less loyally. They totally fill the time when I previously listened to local talk radio.

    1. Thanks, Eric
      I have added links to those podcasts on our LINKS page and sampled a few of them. Good stuff! Thanks for the heads up on these.

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