Knock, Knock! Who's there? If your answer is podcast, you are correct! Welcome to our walk down podcast lane as we mark our calendars for the celebration of National Podcast Day. A day as diverse and dynamic as your favorite sound snippets in your eardrums.
It's national podcast day on the 30th September.
Did you know that the National Podcast day that we know and love was first celebrated relatively recently? Oh yes my friend, it was started in 2014 by podcast enthusiast Steve Lee. After acknowledging the power of podcasts in sharing messages, sparking ideas and entertaining the masses, he kick-started this earful celebration and we've been tuning in annually ever since!
The Internet reverberated with mentions of National Podcast Day on September 30, 2020, with a whopping 2434 whispers online. Impressed? So are we. Popular topics ranged from discussions about the most binge-worthy series to debates on how the podcast sphere has revolutionized storytelling. This interactive online hubbub magnified the significance of National Podcast Day, transforming it into a trending topic of the day.
National Podcast Day isn't just about indulging in your favorite podcast episodes, but it's a platform to scout for lesser-known yet fascinating titles waiting for their much-due listen. It's a day to appreciate the voices that keep you company during your commute, workout, or when you're unwinding after a long day. So fire up your favorite podcast app and let's toast to the audio adventures that await!
The term 'podcast' was first coined by journalist Ben Hammersley in an article for 'The Guardian' newspaper in 2004. He combined the words 'iPod' (the popular portable media player by Apple) and 'broadcast' to create the term 'podcast'. This term was used to describe the act of creating audio or video content for distribution on the internet.
In 2005, Apple added podcasting support to their iTunes software, making it easier for users to subscribe to and download podcasts. This move by Apple helped popularize the term 'podcast' and contributed to the rapid growth of podcasting as a medium. As more people gained access to podcasts through their iPods and other portable media players, the term became increasingly well-known.
By 2010, the popularity of podcasts had spread worldwide. People from different countries and cultures started creating and listening to podcasts, covering a wide range of topics including news, entertainment, education, and more. This global adoption of podcasts led to the term 'podcast' becoming a part of the common vernacular, recognized by people all over the world.
In 2014, podcasting experienced a resurgence in popularity with the release of popular shows like 'Serial' and 'This American Life'. These innovative and captivating podcasts captured the attention of millions of listeners and brought podcasting into the mainstream once again. The term 'podcast' became associated with high-quality storytelling and content, solidifying its place as a powerful medium for entertainment and information.
Today, podcasts continue to thrive and dominate the digital landscape. The term 'podcast' has become synonymous with on-demand audio and video content distributed over the internet. It has expanded beyond its initial association with iPods and is now accessible through various platforms and devices. From niche topics to mainstream shows, podcasts provide a platform for diverse voices and perspectives, attracting millions of listeners worldwide.
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