Episode 2 of Roadtreking – The RV Lifestyle Podcast

 Episode 2 of Roadtreking – The RV Lifestyle Podcast

This has been such a blast to do. I’m thrilled by the response from so many who listened to our first podcast. I have dozens more planned!

This week, we have released two episodes, to get the ball rolling. Starting next week, a new podcast episode will post every Wednesday morning.

Jennifer joins me in this episode to help answer some questions.

Each episode of these podcasts comes as a direct result of our travels across North America in a small motorhome, reporting about the interesting people and places we meet. We offer RV and camping tips, tap into our network of Roadtreking reporters, review the latest in traveling technology and discover destinations you’ll want to put on your bucket list.

Click the player link below to hear Episode 2, then scroll down for the show notes and links to the things we discuss.
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Show Notes for Episode #2 of RoadtreKing – The RV Lifestyle Podcast:

OPENING MONOLOGUE:

We talk about [spp-tweet “why podcasts are so powerful and popular”]. And we discuss how to listen and subscribe.

I suggest several apps. Apple’s iPhone and iPad have their own built in app. I also reccomend Stitcher, a free app that works on all platforms, Apple, Android, phones and tablets.

Here’s another way to listen, via Sticher:

More apps
Podcast Addict is free and takes a simple approach to a podcast app. However, it makes up for this by having a lot of areas to navigate. As with all of the apps on this list, finding the podcasts we searched for was quick and easy. When adding podcasts, there’s quite a few options to choose from. You can search for them by name manually, add an RSS feed, browse by top podcastsand other stuff. All in all, it’s a great free podcast app if you’re strapped for cash.

Pocket Casts is yet another solid Podcast app. Like Podcast Addict, this podcast aggregator lets people browse for a variety of options, including top audio, top video, featured, by network, and by category. It makes finding podcasts extremely easy. Once you’ve found what podcast you’re looking for, playing them is easy as ever, and you can even categorize your podcast subscriptions for better organization. You can even sign up for a Pocket Casts account and sync across devices so you don’t have to go hunting for your podcasts over and over again. It’s $3.99 well spent if you’re a podcast fan.

Tablets —Flipboard is actually not so much a podcast app but an RSS app. Generally, people use Flipboard to gather and read news articles. However, one of the lesser known features of Flipboard is the ability to subscribe and listen to podcasts. This is great if you already use RSS to get news or if you already use Flipboard because it’s just a matter of subscribing to your podcasts. For those who may not have used it, Flipboard features a gorgeous, smooth interface and it’s generally considered one of the best news readers out there. To us, it’s one of the best podcast apps too and it’s also free.

Again, you can subscribe to this podcast via Tunes by clicking the button:

Please choose and click the star rating for the podcast on iTunes and leave me a review. As we establish the show, those reviews and star ratings really help.

The RSS link for the podcasts for you geeks who like to use it to locate podcasts is http://feeds.feedburner.com/roadtrekingpodcast

LISTENER QUESTIONS OF THE WEEK:

We answer two questions this week, phoned in through the “Leave a Voicemail” link on the right side of this page.

RV NEWS OF THE WEEK:

You won’t believe how busy the rangers were at the Grand Canyon a few weeks ago!

TRAVELING TECH TIP:

Review of the Logitech UE Mini Boom box. Here’s a video I did about it –  http://pcmike.com/traveling-tech-tools-toys/

BUCKET LIST RV DESTINATION OF THE WEEK

Florida’s Blue Springs State Park, best place to see manatees in the winter

 

We’ll be back Wednesday with a new episode. Meanwhile, if you have a question or comment, leave me a Voice Message by clicking that link on the far right hand of the page. I’ll be featuring selected messages in future episodes.

Mike Wendland

Mike is a veteran journalist who, with his wife, Jennifer, travels North America in a small motorhome, blogging about the people, places, joys and adventure of RV life on the road. He enjoys camping (obviously), hiking, biking, fitness, photography, kayaking, video editing, and all things dealing with technology and the outdoors. See and subscribe to his RV Lifestyle Channel on YouTube, where he has hundreds of RV and travel related videos. His PC MIke TV reports, on personal technology are distributed weekly to all 215 NBC-TV stations.