New Library Life Podcast from Waterford Libraries

The new Library Life Podcast from Waterford Libraries will look at all the things Irish Libraries have to offer from free membership to activator poles, helping to meet the needs of our local community.

Join Angela and Tracy once a month as they discuss a book recommendation from different genres and sections of the library which will also include selections from Borrowbox app.

Each episode will include community information and interviews with Waterford Libraries partners, local customers, authors and many more.

Listen Now:

For more information about the Library Life Podcast, email us at ardkeenlibrary@waterfordcouncil.ie


Podcasts are a  great, entertaining, way to enjoy radio and sound recordings when you want, available for free download on your smart phone, tablet, or internet-connected computer.

Podcasts were launched by Apple in 2004, as bloggers began releasing audio files of their blogs online. Since then Podcasts have increased in popularity as a way to share journalism, stories, opinions over the web in downloadable audio recordings.

Podcasts suit a variety of content and are almost always free or low cost, as well as being relatively low-cost to record and share on the internet.

You can choose from news podcasts, culture, travel or film, comedy, lifestyle and fitness podcasts or interviews with personalities or celebrities. Recently true crime and episodic podcasts have seen a rise in popularity where journalists and researchers present the facts of a crime or case and attempt to explain or solve it.  Famous podcasts include Serial, West Cork and This American Life, all examples of audio journalism and storytelling in podcast form.

If you have a smart phone or a tablet, you can access podcasts through a free app on your device.

How to Listen?:

  • If you already have Spotify on your phone, tablet or PC, you can use Spotify to listen to 1000s of podcasts without downloading a new App https://www.spotify.com/ie/
  • Having trouble downloading a Podcast app to your device? Get in touch with Generation Tech https://generationtech.ie/ Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm for helpful advice to getting to grips with using technology during lockdown.

What to Listen To?:

  • Ask friends for recommendations! The best podcasts grow through word of mouth and you know you’ll probably enjoy a podcast if your best friends are interested in what it has to say.
  • Check if your favourite radio shows have podcasts, check if your favourite comedians and sports personalities are involved in podcasts. Newspapers such as the Irish Times, the Guardian and the New York Times produce weekly podcasts discussing and digesting the weekly news.

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