Chapter 2. Recommended Tools for Podcast Listening

Nicole Hennig


Chapter 2 of Library Technology Reports (vol. 53, no. 2), “Podcast Literacy: Educational, Accessible, and Diverse Podcasts for Library Users”

Covers how to find and subscribe to podcasts, mobile apps for podcast listening, and desktop apps or websites for podcast listening. It also covers podcast discovery tools, such as directories, specialized search engines, newsletters, and more.

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