Out of the blue, the guys at Adventure Sports Podcast found out about The Drive: Searching for Lost Memories on the Pan-American Highway and interviewed me. Apparently driving a sometimes-impassible road for a year is officially “adventurous!” The podcast airs on Monday, June 12th – which is the day before the book hits stores. You can go directly to the podcast’s site and listen there. Each post has something called an embedded listening applet.
The thing with podcasts is you can download and listen to them whenever you want. Like, on a road trip, for example. So most people subscribe. I’m new to podcasts too, so I read how Curt’s partner describes how to subscribe on his website, which is a great one to check out anyway (the article’s on the left of the page that opens when you click this).
I tried out the iPhone way first and here’s how it worked:
- Look for this symbol on your phone.
- Look for the magnifying glass search symbol and type in Adventure Sports Podcast.
- A bunch of single episodes pop up (on Monday you’ll find mine) and you can download just that one and listen to it through your phone. OR
- Swipe down to the bottom, past all the episodes, until you see the subscribe button. That way, any time you go to your phone’s podcast icon you’ll see what’s new and can play or download episodes.
So, what if you don’t want to do this podcast search on your phone? My fabulous interviewer, Curt Linville, describes the process of subscribing and listening. “Search for Adventure Sports Podcast on Stitcher or iTunes, and hit subscribe.” So, on my laptop, I found the i-Tunes symbol:
I had to open my “menu” and click on Podcasts so it didn’t just show me music:
Then in the search bar I typed Adventure Sports Podcast and when it came up, hit the big subscribe button.
Okay – now for the Sticher thing. Apparently, it’s something called a pod catcher – an app that searches the universe for cool podcasts you’d never otherwise know about and offers them to people who use their apps. Here’s a link explaining how it all works and ranks the best ones. Curt, my interviewer, recommends #19: a pod catcher cleverly titled Dogcatcher that works great for Android users.
Now you officially know everything I do about podcasting and podcatching. Try it out for my debut on Monday the 12th. Here’s the website again – tweet, post and snapchat about it to your heart’s content.