Podcasts

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We have commissioned a short run of podcasts to air on a monthly basis to start in January 2019.

The first 'FedCast' episode, due to be available around mid-January, will feature National Chair John Apter and National Secretary Alex Duncan discussing issues including their first six months in their roles, police pay, and our Protect The Protectors and Did You Know campaigns as well as other hot topics - if you have a question on these topics please submit it using the email address below before 7 January. 

What is a podcast?
Listening to a podcast is a bit similar to listening to a radio programme.  It is a digital audio file which can be streamed or downloaded from the internet and listened to on various digital devices and through numerous online services.  A lot of people listen on their phone, but you can also listen on a desktop PC.  A podcast can be a one-off but are often a series of episodes.

What is the editorial format of your podcasts?
We have partnered with broadcaster Ian Collins to produce and present a monthly podcast, bringing voices of the Police Federation to the ears of police officers and other interested parties.  Subjects will vary month to month but include hot topics of the moment and issues across policing. 

How can I listen to your podcast?
There are a number of ways you can tune in to our podcast:

  • Most simply you will be able to click on a link on our website.
  • You can go to the Podcasts app on your iPhone or iPad, or on an Android device go to the Google Podcasts App and search for 'Police Federation'.
  • You should also be able to find us on your favourite podcast app including Spotify and Stitcher.

However you listen, you can stream or download our podcast - downloading is when you tansfer the audio file onto your device, whereas streaming means you are continuously streaming the data (both will consume the same amount of data, but streaming will consume both data and generally a lot of battery and means you will need a continuous internet connection, whereas downloaded podcasts can be played offline). 

You can also subscribe to our podcast to get notified of the latest episode and download it automatically.

Why are you doing a podcast?
We strive to engage with our members through a variety of channels to keep them informed and involved with our work and podcasting is a growing trend.  Ofcom said in September 2018: “Podcasts are booming in the UK, with nearly 6 million adults now tuning in each week”.

If you have any queries or comments please email communications@polfed.org

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