What We Can Learn from Listening to Podcasts

With the digital age in full-swing, online entertainment has become a lot more readily available. One of the main online attractions today are podcasts. Just a couple of people talking about specific, or non-specific, topics. For the most part, podcasts are enjoyable. However, they can also be educational. In this article, we’d like to explore all the aspects of life that podcasts can teach us about.


Sports are a pretty big aspect of entertainment. With betting becoming a lot more mainstream than ever before, a lot of new fans are joining the world of sports. Watching games and following along is a great way to get introduced to the sport of your choice. However, what if you want to know more?

There are many excellent sports podcasts, hosted by some truly knowledgeable people. Many of them might have been former players, coaches, or insiders. Often, the hosts of these podcasts might bring celebrity guests, who are personally involved with the sport of your choice.

If you are a newcomer to the world of sports and want to learn more about the industry as a whole, or even about a specific sport, podcasts are a great place to start.


You may not have thought that gambling podcasts are a big thing. However, you were wrong. Indeed, gambling podcasts are among the more popular. One of the primary reason for this is the rise of online casino websites. These platforms have elevated gambling to a mainstream market, and generate billions annually.

Naturally, a lot of newcomers want to try playing for themselves. If you are among these newbies, and you don’t know where to start, maybe you should give one of these gambling podcasts a go. A lot of them have tutorials on how to pick the right website. They also go over betting strategies that could help you manage your bankroll better.

Of course, a lot of gambling podcasts are just gamblers telling their stories. These work great, as they can attract an audience that is interested in gambling, or just interested in hearing a fun, exciting story, about a gambler’s adventures in Las Vegas. In either case, you’ll definitely have a lot of fun.

Television & Film

Everyone enjoys film and television. It is only a question of to what degree. If you are a casual fan, you already have what you need. However, if you want to discuss film & TV in depth, but you don’t know where to look, why not give podcasts a shot?

There are plenty of television- and film-related podcasts that delve deep into the history, cinematography, or themes of a specific piece of media. Many of these podcasts are so big, that they can afford to bring on the actors who starred in the films themselves, or the directors.

Some hosts focus on a specific show, reviewing it episode by episode. Others cover a wide-assortment of films and TV shows. In other words, whether you have a specific obsession with a TV show, or whether you are simply a film buff, there is something out there for you.


Music is an omnipresent part of our lives. We all have music that we like, and even those that aren’t much interested in music, hear it no matter where they go. The music industry itself is one of the biggest entertainment markets in the world.

Of course, we all love to talk about the music that we listen to. Perhaps it is no surprise then that there are plenty of popular music-related podcasts. Discussions about music can range from surface-level talks about what we like, to really in-depth musings on the techniques, forms, styles, and inspirations. Meaning, there are podcasts out there for casual fans, as well as hardcore music nerds.

There are genre-specific podcasts, artist-specific podcasts, and even podcasts talking about the history of music. And speaking of history…


The phrase “those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it” has rung true throughout our entire lifetime as a species. Thanks to the internet, we now have nigh-unrestricted access to all the historical knowledge we could possibly want. From Wikipedia to serious papers written by respected historians, it is all at our fingertips, often for free.

Understandably, however, some people might be a bit too intimidated to just dive right in. Luckily, there are a myriad of excellent historical podcasts that cover specific time periods, aspects of history, or historical figures in great detail. Whether you want to learn about the History of Rome from its inception to its destruction, or whether you have a bigger interest in the political build-up that led to WWII, there is a podcast out there for you.


Hand-in-hand with history comes reading. Most of recorded history comes from finely-written books, by men or women who experienced the events themselves. However, while many of these books are masterfully written, others can be dry and, let’s just be honest, boring. But, that doesn’t mean that all reading is such.

Literature has endured for most of human history, and continues to entertain and fascinate a portion of the population. Though fascination with reading has drastically decreased, there are still many people who are interested in books and literature. Some of them, have decided to share their interests with the rest of us.

Literary podcasts are quite common. Whether they go over the history of literature, discussing how certain books influenced others, or whether they review popular books from a certain perspective, previously not considered, these podcasts can give us insight into things that we previously would not have thought about. From fantasy to sci-fi to horror, and even literary classics, you will certainly find something that interests you.

Some Things to Consider

Podcasting is an exciting new phenomenon. Anyone can start a podcast and post it on one of the numerous media platforms online, whether it be YouTube, Spotify, or even Twitch. Of course, most of these people discuss different topics that interest them, so even if an aspect of podcasting was not mentioned on this list, it doesn’t mean it isn’t out there. And, if it is not, then maybe you can be the first to do it.