The Podcasts tool allows residents to listen to a library of podcasts that have been curated by the Share team.
How to Access Podcasts On Demand
Press the LS button to access the Home screen, then navigate to Podcasts. Choose the podcast category, then choose the episode you are interested in, and select play. You can use the buttons onscreen to pause, fast forward, rewind, stop, and move to a previous or next episode.
Podcast categories include:
- Global News from BBC - Compiled highlights of various BBC news shows, including Newshour, World Update, Newsday, The Newsroom, and Outside Source.
- Golic and Wingo - Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic kick off mornings with the top news, guests, and drama from the world of sports.
- LifeShare's Picks - Topical selections picked out each month by the Share team.
- Myths and Legends - Jason Weiser tells stories from myths, legends, and folklore that have shaped cultures throughout history.
- Revisionist History with Malcolm Gladwell - Revisionist History goes back and reinterprets something from the past: an event, a person, an idea. Something overlooked. Something misunderstood.
- Science Weekly - The best place to learn about the big discoveries and debates in biology, chemistry, physics, and sometimes even math.
- Senior Matters - NPR spotlights seniors in the community, representatives of senior services and programs, and activities of interest to seniors.
- Sunday at the Memories - Ray Durkee's syndicated radio show with music and history from the 40s to the 80s.
- The Way I Heard it with Mike Rowe - All good stories have a twist, and all great storytellers are just a little twisted. Mike Rowe's The Way I Heard it is a series of short mysteries for the curious mind with a short attention span.
After starting a podcast, you can navigate back to Home to start your slideshow again, play picture slideshows, or play games. The podcast will continue to play in the background until it reaches the end of the program. (Please note that the podcast will not play over top of videos, music programs, podcasts, or the Name That Croon game.) To stop the podcast at any time, press LS to return to On Demand mode, navigate to the Podcast section, and select the stop button
How to Use Podcasts in Your Community
Podcasts harken back to radio programs of old. They make great background listening while working on crafts, projects, games, or puzzles, and can foster lots of conversation. Try getting residents together to listen to an episode, and afterwards discuss what they learned, what they'd like to know more about, and any memories or ideas it sparked. Don't forget you can pause the podcast to discuss and ask questions.