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5 Reasons You Should Listen to Podcasts

Podcasts, podcasts, podcasts! It seems like all we ever hear about is the latest and greatest coming from the story-telling world that is Podcasts. But what exactly are they, and how did they get so popular? Today, NETA wants to tell you 5 reasons you should start giving them a chance. 


For the most part, podcasts can be relatively short and are perfect for a ride in the car or when you’re taking 30 minutes to get ready in the morning. Often packed with great stories and information, there’s actually quite a lot you can get out of listening to a show even in that short amount of time.

2.  Educational

The goal of most podcasts is to share a lesson or a story. Some might even say you could consider them to be professional development! Most hosts are experts in their subject and do a good job of researching their topic so they know what they are talking about. You always walk away from a show knowing more than you did before. 

3. Multitasking

The name of the game is multitasking, and podcasting is the way to do it. In your classroom, it can be on in the background while you’re grading papers, or you can find one that your students will enjoy listening to while they read or work. They don’t require your entire attention, which makes them adaptable to any schedule. 

4. Enjoyable

Besides being accessible and easy to listen to, podcasts are actually very enjoyable! You can find a topic for almost anything: education, administration, leadership, professional development, entrepreneurial, the list goes on and on. Find something you’re interested, and subscribe to a show! 

5. Engaging

One of the best things about podcasts is how engaging they are! The hosts are enjoyable to listen to, and the shows you listen to are great conversation starters in the workplace. Did you hear a great lesson? Share it with your teachers, or share it on social media! Podcasts are like reading a great book, once you listen to it, you can’t wait to tell someone else! 

There are more than 5 reasons to listen to a podcast, but these are just our top 5. Podcasts are slowly becoming the new blogs, and we want you to be ahead of the curve! Share with us your top 5 reasons on social media using #yourNETA.

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