How To Listen to a Podcast
With the launching of the Evanston Public Library’s podcast, The Check Out
, it’s time for a review of how to use this wonderful entertainment and communication tool, the podcast. Think of it as the key to an incredible new treasury of ideas, advice, and entertainment, like a radio station where you get to choose what to hear and when to hear it. It’s as easy as A,B,C.
A. Click on a podcasting site on your computer, smart phone, or tablet by way of the app called Podcasts. It looks like an upside-down exclamation mark with two circles around it.
B. Search for a specific podcast or browse in categories that interest you. You can click on the link for each podcast you want. You can listen right away on your computer (Windows, Mac and Linux support podcasting) or download the podcast to your portable tablet or phone.
C. You can subscribe to get a podcast on a regular basis. For example, as a subscriber, you will receive The Check Out regularly, every two weeks during its season.
Listen to your choice of podcasts whenever and wherever you’d like: at home, in the car, in the gym, walking down the street. How to choose what to listen to? It’s up to you. Ask us for recommendations!
The Check Out is a podcast of Evanston Public Library that introduces listeners to Evanston residents or people working in Evanston who are actively engaged in making the community better, and other noteworthy pursuits. The first season of The Check Out launched in January 2020.
Evanston Public Library launched The Check Out on January 14, 2020, a podcast that introduces listeners to Evanston residents or people working in Evanston who are actively engaged in making the community better, and other noteworthy pursuits. The podcast, hosted by EPL Community Engagement Coordinator Jill Schacter, features interviews with Evanstonians involved in fields such as the arts, history, nonprofits and community development.
“Other libraries’ podcasts are often about books,” The Check Out host Jill Schacter said. “Evanstonians love Evanston so much that it just made sense to make our podcast more community-focused. We want The Check Out to give people in the community a voice. Along the way, listeners might just learn something about the role the library plays in the community, too.”
The Check Out season 1 guests include:
- Patricia Efiom, Chief Equity Officer
- Mary Collins, Community Development specialist and former ETHS Community Service Coordinator
- Dino Robinson, Shorefront founder
- Lisa Degliantoni, Evanston Made founder
- Karli Butler, 4th generation Evanstonian and motivational speaker
- Betsy Bird, Renowned children’s book author and EPL Collections Manager
- Kim Erwin, Co-Director of the Institute for Healthcare Delivery Design at UIC
Episodes will be released every two weeks and are available at: https://www.epl.org/thecheckout/, and on iTunes and Spotify. Check out the first episode — out now!