What is a podcast?
A Podcast is an iPod broadcast. A Podcast is like a radio show, but instead of broadcasting over the radio it uses an internet link called a “feed.” The feed contains a list of the shows and an audio file for each episode. You can download and play each episode on your own schedule.
I already listen to the website, why should I subscribe to the podcast?
A smartphone can do all the work for you. Once you subscribe to the podcast the smartphone will download each episode and have it available to play any time you want. You can listen on the way to work, while working out, even on a train in the rain. It is surprisingly easy to subscribe. Here’s how to do it with an Android or Apple device.
You will need two things:
- A Podcast App
I don’t personally use Android so I can’t suggest any particular app. I saw a lot of suggestions from different sites: Pocket Casts, DoggCatcher, TuneIn Radio, Podcast Addict or Podcast Republic to name a few. Perhaps readers can share their favorite podcast apps
- The Link to our Show
Our Podcast feed is http://brotherpriest.com/feed/podcast
Just copy that link. The podcast app should allow you to add new shows just by pasting the link into the appropriate place in the app.
Check out this post for more information about Android and podcasts.
Apple Devices (iPhone, iPod, iPad)
Apple devices are easier because Apple provides a free podcast app called Podcasts and the show is available on the the iTunes store. You just have to download the app from the app store and then search for brother priests. Here are the steps with illustrations from an iPhone.
Step 1: Install the Podcasts app from the App Store
(in the App Store, search for Podcasts. Install the App that looks like this).
Step 2: Run the Podcasts app. Click the search icon and type brother priests in the search field.
Step 3: Scroll down to the Brother Priests podcast and click on it.
Step 4: Click SUBSCRIBE
That’s it. You can customize the settings for how many episodes to view and whether it checks and downloads automatically. Or you can check manually by pulling down the screen and refreshing it. If you use iTunes, just click this link to our iTunes show and click the button View in iTunes. From there you can click SUBSCRIBE.
There are other podcast apps available on the App Store that you might like better than Apple’s Podcasts. Use whatever you want, just copy the feed link and paste it into the app.
If you prefer listening to just one of the Brothers, we have individual feeds containing our own homilies. They have separate feed links as follows:
- Fr. Joel’s feed is http://brotherpriest.com/category/homilies/frjoel/feed/
- Fr. Benjamin’s feed is http://brotherpriest.com/category/homilies/frben/feed/
I always connect my phone to Wi-Fi before downloading podcasts.
Warning: Regular listening to the Brother Priests podcast could cause spiritual transformation.
There are thousands of other podcasts out there, including lots of sermons and homilies. Do you listen to any podcasts regularly? Any favorite shows you can recommend to our readers? Happy listening!