Wednesday, November 29, 2023


How often do you listen to podcasts?

Are you a podcast-aholic, always listening to one or another? Or do you never or seldom listen to these audio programs?

We know many RVers who download their favorite podcasts and then listen to them as they roll down the highway. Heck, there are dozens of good ones about RVing that attract thousands of listeners each episode.

What about you? Do you listen to podcasts? If so, how often? We’re not just talking about podcasts about RVing, but podcasts on other subjects, too.



Chuck Woodbury
Chuck Woodbury
I'm the founder and publisher of I've been a writer and publisher for most of my adult life, and spent a total of at least a half-dozen years of that time traveling the USA and Canada in a motorhome.



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squeakytiki (@guest_43694)
4 years ago

I like podcasts on long drives. As an alternate, some of the people I follow on Youtube tend to do 1-2 hour long live broadcasts, where all they do is sit in front of a microphone. I’ll download those on my phone and then treat them like a podcast while driving, I don’t need to watch them if they’re just sitting there.

Mary Ihla (@guest_43451)
4 years ago

I listen to podcasts daily, usually at night when I’m gearing down. The podcast networks I follow include NPR, Panoply Media, and How Stuff Works.

Jeff Craig (@guest_43440)
4 years ago

I listen to them on a daily basis at work, but wouldn’t be opposed to an extra 30 minute one.

Gary (@guest_43426)
4 years ago

I listen on a weekly basis. Subject matter includes a couple of history based programs, another two on craftbeer/brewing locally, Nature Magazine’s weekly update and yes, Alan Warren’s RV Show. I play them in my truck in lieu of commercial radio and when working out.

Linda (@guest_43316)
4 years ago

Rather read than try to listen to a podcast.

Ray Zimmermann (@guest_43300)
4 years ago

I’d rather read – I can do that faster than listening and can scan through an article faster.

Brenda (@guest_43275)
4 years ago

We are fulltime and don’t have the unlimited data to stream much of anything.

Diane M (@guest_43250)
4 years ago

I don’t even know what a podcast is.

Half2go (@guest_43256)
4 years ago
Reply to  Diane M

Me too

RITA M BLACK (@guest_43248)
4 years ago

Most podcast producers forget that people retain things better depending on their learning style. I tried a few podcasts, but I’m a visual learner, you can talk to me forever and I won’t learn much. That is why I use You Tube more. They show what they are talking about.

Diane M (@guest_43247)
4 years ago

Love podcasts. Husband 75, I’m 70. On the road I’ll download where we have Wifi (although it takes very little data to download, and none to listen to). We listen as we are driving between destinations. Most all have little advertising. We do politics or sports, mostly racing related. Also, use our iphones to stream radio stations, mostly through Tune-In. We can listen to stations we only get at home or stations from the areas we are in. The latter gives us ideas for where to go, events in local area and where to eat. Also current news/weather of the area we are visiting. By the way, neither of us have “unlimited” data. We also use our iPhones at home as “radios” or listen to podcasts while working in the house or shop. Even while home we will pick a station from another city just to see what is happening in the area.

Jann (@guest_43246)
4 years ago

I think they may be useful to some just not too me. I find them pretty much boring. Some of the people speaking should not. They spend their time giggling and clearing their throat. Maybe I just tried some of the wrong ones.

JR (@guest_43200)
4 years ago

Never have listened to a “podcast!”

Kim (@guest_43170)
4 years ago

I don’t listen to podcasts because the speaker usually rambles on about nothing for
90% of the time before finally getting to the point. I find them to generally be a
waste of my time.

Robbie (@guest_43168)
4 years ago

I listen to podcasts on a daily basis. Listening to podcasts while doing chores like waxing the rig, or whatever,….the time goes by easily. There is so much variety, I have a hard time figuring out what to listen to next! There is very little bandwidth used for podcasts, and you can download them IF you want to listen to them later when the wifi is poor. If you haven’t tried one, give it a try, think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. It’s like having someone read a story to you….and they can be very educational…just depends on which podcast you pick.

Cletus (@guest_43096)
4 years ago

Is that like hearing the sound one of those colorful laundry soap things make when you drop them in a washing machine?

Corkey & Hallie (@guest_43078)
4 years ago

Never do podcasts. As full timers and mostly boondocking we seldom have good wifi. Streaming anything use data that we only have so much of. Podcasts are for those people who can afford unlimited data or who have frequent access to good wifi. Campgrounds usually do not have the best wifi and most do not allow streaming. Streaming in a campground uses enough wifi bandwidth to slow everyone else down. Podcasts are not for those of us that spend our time on the road.

“Life is like book and those who do not travel only read one page.”

t (@guest_43062)
4 years ago

I’ve heard of podcasts and streaming videos but haven’t a clue as to how to do it. My high school computer was called a “slide rule.” Surprised I know how to email. Don’t know if I remember how to use a slide rule, though.

Alvin Shier (@guest_43059)
4 years ago

Don’t even know what a podcast is. The lady and use our RV to enjoy the country, the scenery, meet people etc. We don’t have a need nor desire to be connected 24/7.

JR (@guest_43202)
4 years ago
Reply to  Alvin Shier

Well said!

Scott Ellis (@guest_43055)
4 years ago

I listen to “The RV Podcast” but am increasingly unhappy with it. Anybody care to share the names of other RV podcasts you like?

JayneEB (@guest_43312)
4 years ago
Reply to  Scott Ellis who puts their full shows on podcast within SoundCloud. Always something interesting, new things to learn, and good discussions.

Gary (@guest_43427)
4 years ago
Reply to  JayneEB

If you like that, check out Nature, from Nature magazine. Typically < 30 minutes per week and gives a weekly newsletter of science news.

JEAN (@guest_43013)
4 years ago

As a full time RVer streaming is sometimes impossible. We don’t have unlimited high speed internet available.

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