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How to Listen to Podcasts

(like Imagine Otherwise)

New to podcasts? Here’s our guide on how to listen to podcasts like Imagine Otherwise.

Podcasts are digital radio shows about almost every topic under the sun (books, cooking, politics, art, nature, meditation, dance, even podcasting itself—you name it).

Ideas on Fire produces the Imagine Otherwise podcast, which is hosted by Cathy Hannabach and features the artists, activists, and academics using culture for social justice. Listening and subscribing to Imagine Otherwise is always free.

So how do you listen?

iOS

1. Open the app: Find the purple Apple Podcasts app on your phone or tablet—it comes already installed. Tap the app to open it. If you’re reading this on an iPhone or iPad right now, click here to open the app.

2. Search for Imagine Otherwise: Tap the search magnifying glass, type “Imagine Otherwise,” and select the show from the search results. This will open the show’s page.

3. Subscribe: On the show’s page (see step #2), click the Subscribe button. New episodes will be sent to your phone for free when they are released. From this page you can also listen to all our current and past episodes and leave us a review.

Android

1. Download a podcast app: Find the Google Play Store app on your phone or tablet and click on it. Search for a podcast app. Some great ones are RadioPublic, Spotify, and Stitcher. Download the app to your phone.

2. Search for Imagine Otherwise: Tap the search bar, type in “Imagine Otherwise” and select the show from the search results. This will open the show’s page.

3. Subscribe: On the show’s page (see step #2), click the Subscribe button. New episodes will be sent to your phone for free when they are released. From this page you can also listen to all our current and past episodes and leave us a review.

Right here on this website

1. Open the episodes page by clicking here.

2. Find an episode: Browse the available episodes and find one that strikes your fancy. Click on it. You’ll be taken to the episode page.

3. Listen with the player: At the top of the page, below the title banner, you’ll find a podcast audio player. Click the red arrow to listen to the episode right there.

4. Learn more: Scroll down the page to check out the show notes and full transcript, complete with guest bio, quotes, themes, sharing buttons, and links to all the concepts, books, and projects we discuss on the episode (these are great for teaching!).

YouTube

1. Go to our YouTube Channel by clickinghere

2. Listen: Click on any episode or trailer to listen.

3. Subscribe: On our YouTube channel page, click the Subscribe button on the right side of the screen.

Spotify

1. Easiest method: Click here to be taken to our Spotify page. Choose any episode and hit play.

2. Search method: Open the Spotify app on your phone or computer. In the search bar (it's a magnifying glass icon on the phone app and a search bar in the computer app), “Imagine Otherwise,” and select the show from the search results. This will open the show’s page. From here you can choose any episode and hit play.

3. Follow (what they call subscribe): On the show’s page (see step #2), click the Follow button. New episodes will be sent to your Spotify app for free when they are released. From this page you can also listen to all our current and past episodes and leave us a review.

RadioPublic

1. On a computer: Click here to open the show's page on RadioPublic.From here you can choose any episode and hit play.

2. On the phone app: Open the RadioPublic app on your phone. Search for “Imagine Otherwise,” and select the show from the search results. This will open the show’s page. From here you can choose any episode and hit play.

3. Subscribe on your phone: On the show’s page (see step #2), click the Subscribe button. New episodes will be sent to your phone for free when they are released. From this page you can also listen to all our current and past episodes and leave us a review.