Podcast Feature in Discussions

Community Champion

I'm working on a training course for faculty new to using Canvas at my institution, and I'm trying to come up with examples and pedagogically-sound reasons for choosing each setting in assignments, discussions, and quizzes.

One setting I'm struggling to find examples for is the podcast feed on Discussions. What are the main practical benefits to having a podcast feed versus just posting media without the feed? It is primarily that the audio can be downloaded and listened to later? Is it best suited for certain types of courses?

I'd love examples of how folks in the community have used the podcast feed feature in their discussions!