The medium of radio changed the world in some very significant ways. Along with the railroad, it was one of the harbingers of an era in which we schedule every minute of our time. It helped kickstart the trend of globalization, by making communities bigger than the few people in a small radius. They made everyone a lot more conscious of what was going on in the world.
It might seem like radio has had its day in the sun and that the internet has taken over all its duties. However, a lot of people still listen to the radio. Podcasts, in particular, are a modern form of the medium, and those who listen to them know that there are those that have the power to change your perspective entirely.
It’s becoming easier to listen to podcasts and radio stations with the app Audials Radio (IOS). Audials Radio is innovative in the playback, recording, tagging and storage of music and podcasts, as even the free version has over 100,000 radio stations from around the world and 260,000 podcasts on board.
Audials Radio plays and records all desired media from around the world in MP3, tags recordings automatically and allows users to save them on the smartphone, tablet or in the cloud. A new version of the app is available with a new design and many comfort functions.
And you might well want to use it to listen to the following podcasts.
This podcast breaks all kinds of expectations. It is a collaboration between two inmates at San Quentin State Prison, Earlonne Woods and Antwan Williams, and a volunteer, Nigel Poor. It focuses on life in prison and what got them there. The two men are serving 31 years and 15 years, respectively, for robbery-related convictions. There’s an incredible rapport between the inmates and Poor, who is actually a visual artist. Together, they tell stories that are funny, insightful, touching, and which will change the way you think about convicted criminals.
Uncivil is a collaboration between Chenjerai Kumanyika and Jack Hitt, who tell lesser known stories about America’s Civil War. The former is black and the latter is white, which makes for some interesting differences in perspective, even if they obviously agree on all the basics. They remain true to the facts, without rewriting history to suit their own agendas or to attempt to spectacularize their stories. It’s well worth a listen, as you’ll not only be entertained but learn a lot about history as well.
The medium of radio changed the world in some very significant ways. Along with the railroad, it was one of the harbingers of an era in which we schedule every minute of our time. It helped kickstart the trend of globalization, by making communities bigger...