By Mariah Musto, Staff Writer
Podcasts are another platform for the spread of ideas and information and they are gaining popularity among college students at a rapid pace. A podcast is an episodic series of spoken word digital audio files that a user can download to a personal device for easy listening. You may have been exposed to podcasts by the infamous Joe Rogan, who has over 12 million monthly listeners. There is a podcast for everything: sex, love, psychology, science, comedy, conspiracy theories and more.
A very common podcast amongst college students is the “Call Her Daddy Podcast”. Originally recorded and edited by Alex Cooper and Sofia Franklin, but recently only featuring Cooper and her guests. “Call Her Daddy” is a raunchy and brutally honest podcast covering the realities of sex, love, and dating in modern times.
Nursing major Brianna Marschall, is a fan of the podcast. “It is just like a normal conversation with your best friends. It’s extremely empowering for women. They share their own stores humorously and in an open way, which gives others the leverage to have confidence in their own lives,” Marschall said. “Some may not think that “Call Her Daddy” isn’t for them and that’s totally fine because there is a podcast out there for everybody, but at the end of the day Alex Cooper helps to empower her massive fan base of college aged girls and up to live more confidently.”
Business management major Julia Towne also decided to give the podcast a listen recently. Towne said. “I listened to the “Call Her Daddy” podcast because my friend recommended it, and it was pretty funny.” The “Call Her Daddy” podcast is hit amongst college students. The humor and advice in it seems to be the main attraction point for this podcast.
Another podcast that students are listening to is “The Sip.” This podcast is hosted by Ryland Adams and Lizze Gordon. “The Sip” features stories about pop culture, hot topics, and mouth burning celebrity gossip. Sports management major Michaela Zabicki is a fan of “The Sip.” “If you like light hearted/regular conversation with the occasional guest and some laughter to take some seriousness away from your stressful days, I think you’d like it,” Zabicki said, “ It’s a good way to just get my mind off of some stressful things during school and just listen to a conversation as if I’m a part of it as well.”
In these unprecedented times where we may be looking for new forms of entertainment, it is clear that for some folks that podcasts are filling that spot. They offer comedy, advice, news, as well as general entertainment. If you are looking to listen to a new podcast, you can easily access them on Apple Podcasts as well as Spotify.