Stories told with the vocal cord

Historias narradas con un hilo de voz

new forms fun. While listening to the radio or watching TV were only audio and visual alternatives until now, audio and video platforms have gained power to entertain with real, compelling and entertaining stories. There are also so many topics to discuss and so many different channels that the offer is so broad. Social networks have become a good speaker for making these new applications visible, even in some cases an initiative of the media. Science, technology, history, sports… All kinds of subjects have a place in the world. digital audio fileEach of these sound programs comes, to some degree, from the people behind the screen or the radio.

Podcasts still have a short journey and although this format was born in 2004, it is now having a strong influence. A group of friends got together and little radio show they talk about their hobbies; a media outlet uploads short stories about current events to its platform; Influencers are encouraged to talk about everyday issues, things that affect the vast majority of people… Then there’s a place for everything in these little pills released on a particular channel. From platforms specializing in podcasts and audio booksWhat we can, audible, iVoox anyone soundpassing Spotify, websites radio stations or even social networks.

Sometimes they can start as a personal project and then even turn into a business. this happened Ben Hammersley, the American journalist who introduced this new form of entertainment. started using the word ‘digital audio file’and a year after its creation, in 2005 the dictionary Oxford He chose this term as the most remarkable term of the year. ‘Podcast’ appeared combination of old blogs and voice memos as a way journalism with simple technology; a microphone or recorded audio, a camera (can be mobile); and a simple editing program. Then, as platforms iVooxThis allowed programs to be installed to be heard by the general public. So gradually the power of this new method of communication was discovered.

Recording from home is also very common. pexel


The most successful science and history podcasts

‘All Concostrina’

A special program created by journalist and author Nieves Concostrinaspecialized dissemination of historical knowledge He has a very attractive style to bring the story closer to the public. With his clever look at the past, he has many, many followers. Their voices can be found on the Cadena Ser platform.

National Geographic Story

On your own behalf National Geographic There’s a section on the website about it. curiosities of history. These are fun stories about historical episodes or characters. from the old days galleons until Machiavellipassing through ghost in the opera. Parts have expiration date. Ten minutes and is given as weekly by subject matter expert.

‘Memories of a Drum’

It is one of the most famous corners dedicated. history of the spanish state. In addition, the contents are handled simply and nicely by the hand of the fan. Jose Carlos G.whose web page is called ‘Memories of a Drum’.

‘The Laika Orbit’

submitted by mathematician Eduardo Saenz de Cabezon and molecular biologist Ricardo Moureis a version of the RTVE program. try both science subjects It’s as accessible as it is interesting. In his works, you’ll find fascinating conversations on topics ranging from the scientific explanations behind falling in love to the human moon landing or climate change.

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‘Dark matter’

Another one of the specialized podcasts Science this is a very good offer ten minutes a week with information about physics and astronomy Presented by journalist specializing in Science and New Technologies for more than 15 years, Joseph Manuel Nieves.

lex fridman

Finally, lex fridmana researcher who dedicates his work artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, human-robot interaction and machine learningHe shares his time on his podcast with the same name.

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