On September 30th, we also celebrate International Podcast Day! And you know how much I love podcasts, so here is a small tribute to some of my favorite ones.
Let’s start off by explaining what a podcast is, shall we? A podcast is essentially a serialized show that is very much like a radio show. It’s released in a downloadable or streamable format through various sites, and apps, available anywhere you have internet access. There are thousands or even millions of available podcasts in every conceivable genre, with more showing up with every passing day, and unlike radio broadcasts, they can be accessed by anyone, anywhere. Podcasts tend to have a smaller following than most big radio stations, but it’s worth mentioning that the podcasts themselves are very targeted to a specific audience.
International Podcast Day is your opportunity to reach into the great big world of podcasts and see what they have to offer. Dig around and find your favorite genres from movies, radio, and TV, and you’ll find something in the podcast community that fits your interest. There’s just no limit, and if you find that you enjoy what you’re listening to and get a creative bug, then you can even jump into the great big world of podcasting and start one of your very own! Who knows, you could be the next big name on the web!
So, after that introduction, here are some of my favorite podcasts:
Translation Confessional by Rafa Lombardino – I recently was very honored to participate in one of this podcast’s episodes thanks to an invitation by no other than Rafe herself. A colleague from Brazil also participated, and we had so much fun that it felt more like having a fun conversation with friends than the recording of a podcast episode.
Smart Habits for Translators by Veronika Demichelis and Madalena Sánchez Zampaulo. They are both professional freelance translators with tons of experience. In each episode, they always talk about habits and tricks they’ve learned along the way to make them more efficient.
How Language Connects People by Day Translations – Hosted by their President and CEO, this podcast includes interviews with translators and linguists from around the world. A great way to get to know about the cultures our peers come from.
TranslaStars Podcast – TranslaStars already exists as a learning platform for translators but they added their own podcast. They always have very interesting guests from the industry, and their episodes are recorded in different languages, including English, Spanish, and Italian.
Meet the Translator by Dot Roberts – Dot Roberts is a professional freelance translator, who invites her colleagues to talk about different topics relating to translation. The episodes are very fresh and they always feel like really nice and fun conversations.
Make sure to check out these podcasts, if you haven’t already, and let me know which are your favorite in the comments!
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Until next time, take care and stay safe!