Despite the fact that the phenomenon has been around for about fifteen years, its popularity has been on the rise in recent years: the podcast. A podcast - a contraction of the words iPod and broadcast - is a recorded audio recording from a few minutes to sometimes several hours in which sometimes one, but often several presenters and / or guests engage in conversation. Sometimes radio (talk) programs are also offered as podcasts after the broadcast.
This week I was interviewed for the first time for a podcast, by podcast professor Peter de Ruiter. Now I don't like being recorded - I always find myself sounding horrible - but I have good faith in Peter's hands. I listened to two of his podcasts and I was pleasantly surprised. Substantive, interrogative and entertaining. That is why I like to place the first: speech synthesis.