Yep, that can happen to me also, especially if the unexpected discovery is actually better than what you were initially looking for.
I happened to come across a nice website called “Radio Public” that is all about podcasts. The site gives you information about connecting to this service via an app to access over 250,000 podcasts for free. I was able to discover a link that allows you to search through this massive amount of podcasts for those that can be of interest to you without getting the app initially to gauge what material exists accessible within the app.
I was able to do a search of the material via a different website that goes by:
The main website without a search function (as best as I can see) is:
I did a search of the site using the “search” site name above for “genealogy” and “family history” and found some hits for podcasts in this area. Some of the podcast episodes for some podcasters were copious, some not so.
While there is some genealogy podcast material you can find here, I wanted to share this resource for being able to search it for any kind of podcast topic of interest to you over and above genealogy.
Give it a try.
If you try searching using “genealogy”, you will see 3 podcast creators, 2 of which are really genealogy and the other being more religious/bible oriented keying off of the term genealogy as it applies more biblical.
Try searching using “family history” and you will also see 3 podcast creators to select from. The one having the most episodes is “Family History Genealogy Made Easy Podcasts” created by Lisa Louise Cooke with 44 episodes. The most recent episode is September 2014. However, you can easily visit her website for the full amount of the podcasts (207 episodes going back at least to 2007-2008) she has on genealogy on her own website at:
You are not always going to hit a “home run” in finding what you are searching for relative to podcasts. But Radio Public can sure open you up to searching for so much more than pure genealogy. I had fun exploring and discovering genealogy material as well as just fun searches for all kinds of subject podcasts.
On the topic of “home runs” read on!
Try “Chicago Cubs” and find 239 episodes to pick from about “game recaps”.
Try “Chicago White Sox” and find 375 episodes of a variety of kinds to listen to, including game recaps.
Try “Chicago Bears” and find 5 separate podcast creators to select from to get all you want to know about the Chicago Bears.
Yes, some genealogy but you can find so much more here for your enjoyment.
Hope this resource makes you curious for what you can find.
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