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Listening to LCN podcasts – why bother?

Listening to LCN podcasts – why bother?

Christianah B

07/10/2019

Studying law will entail endless hours of reading case law and textbooks, but there’s no reason to limit your learning to sitting at a desk. Podcasts are an excellent way to expand your knowledge, whether you’re in the library or strolling to an event.

While listenership remains low in relation to other media such as television, podcast audiences have grown exponentially. 

Here are five reasons why you should give the LawCareers.Net podcast a listen today. 

It has great reviews

The podcast has been deemed a “must listen” and described by a fellow law student as a “really well-put-together podcast with guests and experts sharing advice for a career in law”. In just the first episode, it covers everything you need to know about law fairs, including how to prepare in advance, good questions to ask yourself and recruiters, and some top tips on networking. 

Other episodes include practical tips on law firm applications (training contracts and pupillage), what to do in your first year and how to become a barrister. 

Optimise your time 

The greatest advantage of listening to podcasts (as opposed to watching television) is that you can listen on the go! Now you can be well informed about law firm applications and learn how to network at law fairs whenever you want, wherever you are. The fact that it’s hands-free makes you look forward to your morning commute to work or uni. 

You can listen while you fold laundry, cook dinner or wash the dishes, and it will make your workload seem much lighter. In a world where we perpetually seem to be busier and busier trying to balance career and personal time, podcasts can add a leisurely form of multitasking to your schedule.

Reduce screen time

Scientists have proven the significant strain that screen time puts on the eyes, and there is additional speculation that it is also bad for the brain. The great thing about podcasts is that they provide an entertaining alternative to visual media. Much like videos, they require no reading and little energy, but they don’t cause the same visual strain or mental numbness as videos.

In fact, studies show that the brain is more active while listening to podcasts than when watching television. This is because podcasts require listeners to use their imagination, rather than spoon-feeding consumers with visual accompaniment. So for the sake of your eyes and to cut down on your screen time, download the LCN podcast today!

Learn from experts 

Podcasts are a great educational tool because they are accessible and a way for the common man to communicate to the masses without the use of mainstream media. LCN’s podcast features interviews with trainee solicitors, budding barristers, graduate recruiters and law students who share insider tips for a career in law and legal studies. Instead of becoming bogged down with useless information, LCN’s podcast cuts to the chase – allowing you to learn directly from experts in their fields in a simple, effortless and free audio. 

You are what you listen to  

After reading about how podcasts inspire more brain stimulation than television, you might not be surprised to learn that the largest audience for podcasts is highly educated, well-informed wealthy adults. This is because a growing number of podcasts are now focused on business, finance, entrepreneurship and other topics designed to make you richer. If successful people are finding this content worthwhile, maybe we can all learn from them and gain a few steps toward success. 

I hope I've helped persuade you to start podcasting. To begin listening, click this link! 

Also, have a read of Beth’s article to find other legal podcasts worth a listen!