Podcasts – Have You Been Listening?

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Podcast (pädˌkast) noun: 1. a digital audio file made available on the Internet for downloading to a computer or portable media player, typically available as a series, new installments of which can be received by subscribers automatically.

If you haven’t been a consumer in the podcast world, at the risk of sounding bold… you’ve been missing out!

Last year at the suggestion of an accountant friend I explored a few podcasts and quickly became addicted to this form of media. Podcasting is very similar to a radio talk program, but playable anytime, on-demand, anywhere through your phone or computer. So whether you want to listen at work on your lunch break, while at the gym, or during your daily commute, podcasts are available whenever it’s convenient for you.

And similar to satellite radio, but even more so, the plethora of subject matter is never-ending. Whether you are looking for technical accounting information, marketing advice, or even hobby-related material, there is a podcast somewhere dedicated to that subject… and it’s all downloadable to your phone.

Getting started:

There are several podcast apps available for smart phones. The one I personally use is “Podcast Addict”. I wish I could give a review of several, but honestly I tried this one and it worked well so there was no reason to look further.

Whatever tool you decide to use, simply search the iTunes library once you have the app installed, and look for any subject matter you desire… all at your fingertips, or earphones as the case may be.

So why do we cover this in the Where Accountants Go blog???

In the next few weeks, please check back as we are launching our new offering: “Life in Accounting: The Where Accountants Go podcast.” While each edition will be slightly different, our general format will be a hosted interview with special guests that are making a difference in the accounting community. Educators, executives, firm owners, and other similar professionals – all in the great state of Texas. Our first guest will be… well, that’s a surprise. But until then, stay tuned.

More to come soon!

 

Mark Goldman CPA

President

Where Accountants Go