Why Do More and More People Listen to Podcasts?

Before, radio shows were the only type of audio entertainment aside from music to be consumed by people. Then came audiobooks. And now, we have podcasts. Podcasts have definitely become more and more popular around the world today. Here are some reasons why people enjoy them so much, and maybe you’ll be convinced too.

They’re basically free

Once you download a podcast, you already able to listen to it without actually paying. Sure, you can go to podcast streaming websites and donate, but most podcasts are up for free listening. To compare, audiobooks are priced but you’re listening is still limited since every book has an ending. But that won’t be the case for podcasts at all.

They’re like actual conversations

Another reason why people enjoy podcasts is because they feel like actual conversations and not just someone telling you a story. This is because most podcasts involve more people talking. Aside from the host/s, there are also guests who share their own stories and ideas. When you listen to a simple narration, it will be easy for you to lose focus and become bored.

You can listen anywhere

Another great thing about podcasts is that you can listen to them anywhere. You can listen on your commute, you can listen while doing boring chores, you can sometimes even do it while working. If you want to listen to a podcast while jogging somewhere in Singapore early in the morning, you can definitely do it!

Podcasts are time-efficient

In relation to the point above, listening to podcasts can also help save time. If you watch a television series, for example, you’ll have to just sit there and focus on what’s happening. For podcasts, you can walk around and do other things while listening. You can dedicate your time to more things than one.

You can learn and stay updated

Another common reason why people listen to podcasts is that they provide a lot of information that you can actually pick up. There are a lot of podcasts that teach certain fields of study. Whether you want to learn about arts, business, or even languages, you’ll be able to find a podcast for that. Even some of the more popular podcasts are those that teach productivity and self-help.

It’s also a way to get over a creative slump

There are many ways to get over writer’s block or any type of creative slump. But if you’ve exhausted those other means and still have it, try listening to a podcast. It doesn’t need to be a podcast related to your work. Pick one that you actually find interesting. Due to the conversational vibe you get from podcasts as said earlier, you might find some interesting points and ideas that you can use yourself.

18 Sep 2019

European Union Film Festival’s Movie Hot List

The 24th European Union Film Festival (EUFF) has come to Singapore to awe all. If you want to marvel over the wonders of Europe, you should visit Shaw Lido from May 15 to 25. The event offers huge films from participating countries in Europe. You will not leave Singapore but you get to experience Europe for a week. That is a memorable experience.


For a start, you can consider the following films:


  • The Hunt: It is a film from Denmark. The film talks about sensitive subjects like sexual abuse of children. It also talks about modern witch hunts.
  • The Great Beauty: It is a film from Italy. The film talks about the debauchery of a condemned society.
  • The Selfish Giant: It is a film from United Kingdom. The film talks about the childhood filled with lyrical essays and social realism.
  • Ivan the Powerful: It is a film from Ukraine. The film talks about the adventures of Ivan.
  • Bright Days Ahead: It is a film from France. It talks about the post-retirement experience of Caroline. She decided to learn pottery and started a relationship with a younger man (about her daughter’s age).
  • This is Sanlitun: It is a film from Iceland. It talks about the experiences of expats. These expats showed what it is like to live in Beijing, China.
  • Kon Tiki: It is a film from Norway. It talks about a group of men who travel (about 8000 kilometres and more) using a wooden raft.

Truly, the EUFF is a must-see event. You should attend and experience Europe. If you want to bring your friends and love ones, please do. You are welcome. For more information, contact Shaw Lido and book your tickets. Enjoy the event!


16 May 2014