What is Podcasting?

As many of you know, we recently have launched the Portage County Safety Council Podcast. We realize that some of our members may not be familiar with podcasting so we thought it would be fun to write a quick blog to link those members to some great podcasting info.

Don’t worry! If you already know what a podcast is, we included some pretty cool stats that you may enjoy (see graphic below).

  1. What is a podcast?A digital audio or video file or recording, usually part of a themed series, that can be downloaded from a website to a media player or computer.” – Dictionary.com
  2. Where did the term come from? “The word originated as a portmanteau of ‘iPod’ (a brand of media player) and ‘broadcast’.” – Wikipedia
  3. How many people listen to podcasts? “112 million Americans have listened to a podcast” and “42 million Americans listen to podcasts weekly, five times more than go to the movies.” – Source
  4. Do people actually listen to entire episodes? “86% listen to all or most of each episode”. – PodcastInsights.com

Courtesy of Podcast Insights.com.

2017 Podcast Statistics