The Podcast, another form of radio

BrusselsLife Team.

05 Jul 2012, 05:07 Last Updated: 13 Dec 2012, 07:12

Free, easy to download and you can listen to them when you want, Podcasts are so popular that they are not limited to radio stations, but also bring sound to websites, magazines, papers and public institutions.

A forerunner in Podcasts, last February the BBC radio stations added thirty or so radio programmes to the company's website. From the famous BBC World Service to Radio Scotland, via the Asian Network, the range of programmes on offer is impressive. On the French-speaking Belgian side, we must mention Nostalgie Belgique radio station with its really popular news show «Le Dernier Journal» and cultural programme «Lire est un Plaisir». To discover the latest musical sensations in all styles (except classical), the Podcast presented by former Pure FM DJ Jérôme Colin called «Vox» has managed to build up a steady audience of podcasters since its launch a few months ago. In his latest show, he recommends going to listen to the new Podcasts by the RTBF, particularly the «Face à l'info» and «Quand les jeunes s'en mêlent» shows. On a more anecdotal level, we must mention that the quality weekly magazine Télémoustique is about to launch its Podcast. In another style, all IT buffs will turn their ears to the PodCast news provided on the excellent «01net» website.