I was doing some research on podcasts yesterday for a website I am working on at the moment.
The site is using Drupal, so there is a podcast module already available, I was just doing some research on how other people are laying out their podcasts, doing their designs and so on. While doing this, I found some interesting tag clouds.
If you have a look at:
Have a look at the tag clouds and the top categories.
On Podcast.net, the 4th biggest category is “Religion and Philosophy.”
On Podcast Alley the 4th biggest category is “Religion and Spirituality.”
On The Pod Lounge, the tied second biggest tag is “Religion and Spirituality.”
At the time of writing this, 3 of the top 10 podcasts on Podcast Alley were religious podcasts, this has since changed though.
I just found it interesting that in a world where religion seems to be quite unpopular, particularly in my generation, not just Christianity, but religion in general, that some of the most popular podcasts and one of the largest genre’s is in fact religious.
I suppose in a way, religion is ideally suited to podcasting, since sermons can easily be recorded, and in many places have been getting recorded for a long time. So it’s just one extra step to upload them as a podcast.
What do you think?