How to listen to Talkin’ Birds as a Podcast
What is a podcast?
Podcasts are like radio shows – a series of audio episodes about a particular topic or addressing a particular theme. The word ‘podcast’ refers to both the entire series of episodes (“Do you listen to the Talkin’ Birds podcast?”) as well as each episode (“Have you heard the latest podcast?”). They are always free to download and listen to, and as a listener you are never required to pay anything. The beauty of podcasts is that unlike radio shows, you don’t have to be listening at a specific time on a specific day; instead, you download your chosen episode/s onto your smart phone and listen whenever you want! As it requires downloading, you will need an internet connection to do so, and after you have listened to an episode your phone will automatically delete that episode (so as not to fill up your phone’s memory)… but you can always download it again if you want to listen again. You can download and listen to podcasts on both iPhone and Android phones through many different podcast apps; the instructions below are for the standard, built-in apps.
Listening to a Podcast using an iPhone
iPhones automatically come with a Podcast app installed (much like the Clock app or the Photos app). It looks like this:
If you can’t find it, download it again from the App Store (it’s free).
Open the app, and on the bottom right click “Search”. Type in “Talkin’ Birds” and press “Search”.
Click on our show’s logo.
You will see this on your screen:
From here you can click on each Recent Episode to play it, or click on the “Details” button to read a summary of the episode. If you want to have your phone automatically download each episode as it becomes available each week, click the “Subscribe” button. You don’t have to pay anything, and you can always unsubscribe! But if you do subscribe, you can then easily find our podcast if you click on “Library” (where all the podcasts you subscribe to are stored), instead of having to search for it every time.
Listening to a podcast using an android Device
Download the Podcast Player app from the Play Store. It looks like this:
Click “Install”. Wait for it to install, then click “Open”.
To set up the app, select three categories that you’re interested in. This is just so the app can offer you suggestions of podcasts you might like to listen to. Click “Next”.
On the top right is a magnifying glass for Search. Click it, then click the word “Search” in the search bar. Type in “Talkin’ Birds”. Click the magnifying glass on the bottom right of the screen to search.
Click our show’s logo. It will take you to this screen below on the right.
From here you can click on each Episode to play it. If you want to have your phone automatically download each episode as it becomes available each week, click the “Subscribe” button. You don’t have to pay anything, and you can always unsubscribe! But if you do subscribe, you can find us easily instead of having to search every time.