Today, count how many people you see with headphones attached as they get on trains, buses and flights. It seems that young people in particular are more interested in listening than reading on their travels. Few people have a book in the hand, but many have an ear piece.
What are they listening to? Is it the news, a favourite programme, their music or a phone call? No doubt, it is a mixture of all, but one thing they may be listening to is a podcast, or audio content via pre-recorded or streamed information. It is increasingly the way in which young people prefer to gain information. There is indeed a revolution going on, as audio podcasts grab the attention of the new generation.
I was asked to make some podcasts on the amazing people that I have written about in the Amazing People Club Series. So, I started with some short ones. Talking about my visit to William Shakespeare’s house in the UK was interesting, as imagined him being there waiting for me to interview him. The one on Michelangelo was also fun. I imagined what it would be like to meet him in Rome while he was painting the Sistine Chapel and to get his views on the project.
As the Olympic Games are taking place in 2012, I recorded some podcasts on the amazing people, like Charlotte Cooper, Sonja Heinie, Jesse Owens and johnny Weismuller who won Olympic events.
At the Amazing People Club, we have embraced the new technology. We have made a number of podcasts, via our team of Henry and Marion Andersson .The podcasts have now been published.
I hope you find them of interest.