I chose Audioboo, simply because I didn’t have to create an account in order to use it. I’m reaching account fatigue, and appreciate apps that let you use them (or at least some of their features) without going through the entire rigamarole of jumping through all the hoops.
It seems to have a nice selection of genres, but when you go into some of the categories, they are rather hit or miss, very dependent on what has been licensed to this particular app. So…eh.
Podcasts are a sort of thing that I want to like, but haven’t really ever gotten into. I’m not sure if that’s because I haven’t found any that truly appeal to me, or that the format just doesn’t work for me. And similarly with audio recordings of myself, I have a horror of putting them on the internet. Who wants to hear my voice? Or even worse see a video of me? No one.
If a library has a patron base that enjoys this sort of thing, I can see why creating a digital archive of events is important. Perhaps a rural library might want to consider a podcast so that patrons who are located further out can still participate in events, even if they can’t come in person. But you’d have to have staff who are dedicated and comfortable with the medium in order to make it a success.