It’s hard to imagine why any Mayo football fan wouldn’t enjoy the Mayo News Football Podcast. No doubt some curmudgeons could come up with the odd reason but they would very much be the exceptions, not the rule. The ever growing listenership figures for the Podcast bear that out.
From its start back in 2009, the Podcast has gone from a niche audience of tech savvy podcast enthusiasts to reaching thousands of Mayo fans all over the world on a weekly basis in 2020. For many of those people, the Mayo News Football Podcast was their first introduction to the genre. Almost all of them are now podcast enthusiasts.
The question is, how do we get the rest of the Mayo football supporters on board with this radio-on-demand concept called podcasting? Because we’re confident that, once they tune in and listen to the thoughts of Billy Joe Padden, Sean Rice and Edwin McGreal, relive the in-match atmosphere from John Gunnigan and myself and absorb the post game analysis of Mike Finnerty and Ger Flanagan, not to mention the vast array of contributors from around the country …. they’ll be hooked.
This week, in conjunction with the blog, we’ve launched our ‘four ways to listen’ project to help reach more listeners. You’ll find this at the end of this post.
It’s a handy guide for those who want to switch from being a casual listener who finds the link on Google to a regular listener who has the Podcast ready to go whenever they need it, be it in the morning, going to bed, on the way to work, while out exercising or in the kitchen cooking.
The easiest way to access the show is to simply type ‘The Mayo News Football Podcast’ into Google’s search engine, click on the link and press ‘play’ to begin listening. Once you, or the person you are trying to introduce to the Podcast, get a taste of what is all about, the next step is to quickly learn how to set up the Podcast so you can listen in a convenient way that slots into your everyday life.
Our guide below will provide new listeners with all they need to know. We start with letting you know about the easy ways to listen on your computer, then outline the steps needed to getting the Podcast on your smartphone, show the best way to listen in the car and finally tell you how to link up to your smart speaker system (e.g Amazon’s Alexa) at home.
For thousands and thousands of people around Ireland and the world, the fortunes of the Mayo footballers feature among their most important sporting interests. Each week, it’s a hot topic of conversation wherever they go and the more conversations they can be involved with or listen to, the better. That’s why the Mayo News Football Podcast has become so popular because there’s simply not enough content out there to satisfy the appetite.
So, if you’re not tuning into the Podcast yet, it’s time to get on board. If you are and you know some fellow enthusiasts who aren’t, then check out our four-step guide below and send it to them.
Four ways to listen to the Mayo News Football Podcast
1. On your Computer
A simple way to listen to any podcast is to play it directly through that podcast’s website on your computer. You can find the “Mayo News Football Podcast” by simply typing that into Google. Each Podcast episode is available on two websites, the Mayo News and the Mayo GAA Blog.
Links are available on both sites and a simple SoundCloud box appears where clicking play will start the podcast. As long as you have speakers or headphones connected up to your computer, this is an easy method.
2. On your Smartphone
If you want to listen as you move around the house, or outside or on your walks or runs, then a smartphone with some nice headphones are the convenient option. First off, if you have a smartphone you have an ideal podcast listening platform right in your pocket.
The Mayo News Football Podcast is available on all good podcast apps including Spotify, Apple Podcasts and SoundCloud. Use the Apple Podcasts app if you’re on an iPhone or and iPod – it’s on there already, just search for the little purple icon. Otherwise, if you’re on Android or Windows, download a podcasting app. Then, subscribe to the Podcast there and away you go.
3. In the Car
We find that a huge number of Mayo News Football Podcast fans listen in their car on their commute to work or quite often on the way to Mayo games all over the country. But how do you listen to a podcast in the car?
First is via a Bluetooth connection. Most modern cars are set up to connect to your phone so that you can make hands-free calls. That same connection can also play audio from your phone. So, connect via Bluetooth as normal, and then simply press play on your podcast from your smartphone. The Podcast should play over your car’s speakers.
No Bluetooth? Try a cable. A very common car feature is an ‘aux’ or a ‘line in’ port. It looks just like a headphone jack and all you need is something like this 3.5mm-to-3.5mm cable to connect your phone to your car. This will enable you to play the podcast through your car’s sound system, using your phone as the audio input source.
4. On your Amazon Alexa or other Smart Speaker
Many Mayo football fans now have smart speakers at home, be it from Amazon (Alexa) Google or Sonos. The Mayo News Football Podcast is available by simply asking the device to play it on Spotify.
Finally – don’t be afraid to ask for help from others! There’s always someone in the family or close by who can help you get started when it comes to smartphones, car link ups etc. Also, if you are in the know already, use this handy guide to show others and follow news on the Mayo football team on your own terms and at your own time.