Entrepreneur Podcast 101

Are you new to podcasting and do not know if you are Arthur or Martha? This is an abbreviated version of how you can listen to a podcast episode. A mini entrepreneur podcast 101.

1. Zero Tech Skills Required

Firstly, you’ll be glad to know that listening to a podcast requires zero tech skills whatsoever. All you need is a device that plays media files like a smartphone. You can even listen to them on your computer while you work. If you can work WhatsApp, you can manage listening to a podcast.

2. Find Your Podcasting App

To start, you could just download one of our Expedition Business episodes directly to your computer or smartphone as an mp3 file and listen to it through your Media Player. But there’s a better way. The most common way to discover all the podcasts that you want to listen to and keep them organized is a podcast app.

You likely already have one installed on your phone. iPhone users will have the Apple Podcasts app. Android users can play podcasts through the Play Music app. Beyond that, there are many other downloadable apps to choose from. Most of them are free. I did a search for “podcast player” in the Apple App Store. I stopped counting the results after I hit 100. Here are just a few of the most popular:

  • Apple Podcasts
  • Spotify
  • Google Podcasts
  • iHeartRadio
  • Podbean
  • PlayerFM, or

You can also listen to our episodes on YouTube, even though it is not regarded as a podcast app.

(Also note that each episode page has the option to listen directly from that page, whether you are on your PC, smartphone, or tablet.)

3. Starting out on your New Podcast Platform App

Once you have selected your player of choice, your next step is to find something you want to listen to (other than Expedition Business of course!).

When you open your player, you will be offered a selection of suggested podcasts. These may be called featured, popular, trending, or new and noteworthy. You may recognize the names of some, but there will be many that you have not. There are more than 4 million podcasts, after all.

4. Download or Stream your Expedition Business Podcast Episode

There are two ways to listen: download or streaming. When you download the show to your device, you will be able to listen to the entire show without interruption whether you have Wi-Fi or cellular service nothing at all.

Listening this way allows you to enjoy your shows wherever you want to. Most podcast apps have settings where you can delete the episode from your phone once it is finished or you can delete the episode manually. You can also stream a podcast episode using Wi-Fi or a cellular connection. If you listen to podcasts frequently you could end up using a lot of data this way.

Our advice is to download it asap. You can always delete it later, but you don’t want to pay for data if you do not have to.

5. Follow and Subscribe to Expedition Business

We know that you would love to hear more stories of our inspirational South African entrepreneurs, so how do you do it? You will hear podcasters use the terms “follow” and “subscribe” so you don’t miss an episode. When you “follow” a show, new episodes are automatically downloaded to your device so it is ready for you to listen to within minutes of being published so the next time you open your app the latest episodes are ready for you to listen to.

Subscribing, if you are on an Apple device, is a way for you to receive premium content. Some shows and channels charge for premium experiences. Because, until recently, these terms have been used interchangeably (and are still by a few apps). Yes, it’s a little confusing, so just remember that you pay to “subscribe” but “follow” for free. Or at least, at Expedition Business everything is FREE.

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6. Comment & Connect

Expedition Business‘s main aim is to provide you the South African entrepreneur, with inspirational material from our inspirational South African Entrepreneurs. To give you the best possible service, we need you to comment on each episode. Or let us know which other South African entrepreneur you would like to listen to. Yes, we need your opinion!!

7. More questions on Entrepreneur Podcast 101?

Please let us know if you require more insight into our entrepreneur podcast 101. We are after all here to help you.