I thought you might like to get a glimpse at my geeky side. As I stated in a previous post, I love the Walt Disney Company and specifically the theme parks. One way I get a regular “Disney fix” is by listening to Disney podcasts. If you aren’t aware yet what a podcast is, it is basically a pre-recorded radio show. There are podcasts on every topic you could possibly imagine. Some of them are done by professional radio personalities, but most of them are done by amateurs. It has turned into a fun hobby for people to produce their own “radio shows” and distribute them to anyone interested in the topic.
The way to listen to one is by subscribing to a podcast with some type of podcasting software. By far the most popular one is iTunes. It is a free program available for mac computers and PCs. It allows you to search for podcasts by topic and subscribe to them with the click of a button. When there are new shows available for the podcasts you subscribe to, iTunes will automatically download them. Many people think you have to have an ipod to listen to a podcast. That is definitely the simplest way because iTunes will automatically load them each time you sync, but you can also listen to them directly on your computer or burn them to a CD. North Point has recently been releasing podcasts of some of their sermon series. You can subscribe to them from the “listen online” page of the Athens Church web site.
The Disney Company has some official podcasts:
I like both of these podcasts. They usually release a new episode each month. I actually enjoy the amateur ones more, though. It is amazing how many Disney podcasts there are out there. These are just done by raving fans who love it, and many of them produce a weekly show. The production quality of a lot of them is really high, too. It’s amazing the kind of brand loyalty that Disney produces in people. There is a web site called the Disney Podcast Directory. This web site lists more than 60 different independent Disney podcasts.
In my opinion, the best Disney podcast collection is found at the Disney Podcast Network. They have 12 podcasts and a forum for the listeners and producers to correspond with each other. I subscribe to 7 of them. I don’t have the time to listen to all of them, but they are there for me if I decide to listen.
There are 4 other podcasts that are not part of the Disney Podcast Network that are my favorites.
I know this post makes me a huge Disney geek, but that’s OK. It’s a fun escape from the seriousness of life. Sometime in the future I will share some of the non-Disney podcasts I subscribe to.