BY: Holly Spellmann
#trypod. It’s not the new planking, rather an initiative started by the elite of podcast hosts to bring new listeners into the fold.
As tempting as it is to listen to that Ed Sheeran song three times in twenty minutes on the radio while driving to class, there are alternatives out there. Podcasts are a great way to squeeze in a laugh or tuck away a nugget of knowledge during moments we might not otherwise get the most of.
Podcasts can help you get through your commute or your time spent doing mundane chores. Even medical students have to do the laundry and dishes- usually when there are none of the above clean or available for use. But when that time does come, here’s how you can #trypod:
- iPhone users: There is this purple icon tucked away somewhere on your phone- Open it. It’s pretty much that easy. (If you don’t see it, it’s just the Podcasts app in the app store)
- Android users: You have options. These seem nice.
Once you’ve followed these steps, it’s time to find your new favorite podcasts. Here are a few favorites to get you hooked:
- AMSA ad lib – 68. How to eliminate health disparities among LGBT patients
- Listen at the link, or add AMSA Ad Lib to your podcast app
- AMSA ad lib – 57. Make the most of “social” interviews on the residency trail by AMSA ad lib
- AMSA ad lib – 44. I can’t believe that’s what I did today
- AMSA ad lib – 63. Health care access: Breaking the barriers with RAM
- Stuff you should know: True stories of survival cannibalism!
- Stuff you should know: Living Underground in Beijing
I hope that you find podcasts as a refuge from listening to radio programs that are 30% commercials, or my personal favorite, an inner monologue of all of your anxieties. It helps to drown those out.