How to listen to podcasts: a beginners guide to podcasting

30 September 2020, 06:00

A dude listening to podcasts on his tablet
A dude listening to podcasts on his tablet. Picture: Getty Creative Images

How do you get a podcast? Here’s everything you need to know.

What is a Podcast?

A Podcast is essentially an internet radio show that you can listen to via a device or laptop. There are thousands of podcasts that you can listen to for free right now on almost any topic in the world - and it’s easier than ever to listen.

How do I listen to a Podcast on my phone or tablet

There are a number of Podcast apps available, but by far the best option is the Global Player app.

Download the Global Player app here

It’s even better than ever, allowing you to listen to the world’s best Podcasts.

Browse and search the most popular shows from around the world like and find all your favourites - like The Chris Moyles Show, Johnny Vaughan, Danny Wallace’s Important Broadcast and Ed Gamble and Matthew Crosby.

And like Netflix, it’s clever and personalised - the app can make recommendations and will learn what you like so you can discover even more great content!

How do I listen to a Podcast on a website?

Simply head to the Global Player site to use the Desktop version - you'll see that there's a tab dedicated to Podcasts. And while you're there, you can also enjoy seven-day catch-up for all your favourite shows on Radio X and more, plus a selection of bespoke playlists for every occasion.

What Podcasts Should I Listen To?

Take a look at Radio X’s very own Podcasts page here - everything from Chris Moyles and Johnny Vaughan to John Kennedy’s X-Posure Podcast.

You can also use the Global Player app to search through a wide range (1500+) of the most popular podcasts, including content lists curated specifically by the Radio X team.

And like Netflix, it’s clever and personalised - the Global Player app can make recommendations and it’ll learn to know what sort of stuff you like so you can discover even more great content!

Use the Global Player app search functionality to find Podcasts - our unique tags it makes it even easier to discover your favourite Podcasts.