Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Podcast- Poem of the Day

Poem of the Day podcast by Sonibyte

I have been listening to podcasts since I got my first Ipod seven years ago. If you aren't familiar with the term, a podcast is basically a radio type of show, distributed via a syndicated feed. Some are more like news shows, some specialize on a certain topic (ie. Tudor history or the Whedonverse), and some are like blog or vlog posts.

Then there are some where literature in the public domain is recorded for listeners. Poem of the Day is one of these types of podcasts (although it is not limited to the public domain works). Every day, subscribers can download a new poem for your enjoyment. I have never been one who was very big on reading poetry, but this was a great way to listen to a variety of poets. The recordings are very professional sounding, but it is of no cost to you. It includes poems from Emily Dickinson, Maya Angelou, Shel Silverstein, and I believe even some Shakespeare has been included in years past.

Interested in trying it? You can subscribe through your favorite podcatcher, or RSS reader through the link above. If you use I-Tunes, search for Poem of the Day in the Itunes Store, and look for the one by Sonibyte. Or you can copy the RSS link above, then under Advanced> Subscribe to Podcast, and paste it into that box.

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