What Is A Podcast?

Wikipedia defines a podcast as:
"...the distribution of audio files, such as radio programs, over the internet using RSS syndication for listening on mobile devices and personal computers. A podcast is a web feed of audio or video files placed on the Internet for anyone to subscribe to, and also the content of that feed. Podcasters' websites also may offer direct download of their files, but the subscription feed of automatically delivered new content is what distinguishes a podcast from a simple download or real-time streaming..."

Podcasts Explained

A podcast can be described as a talkradio show that you download and listen to on your iPod (or MP3 player). More simply put, a podcast is a music file (.MP3 or .AAC) that contains voice instead of music. Although some creative podcasters included music in their podcasts.

Subscribing To A Podcast Is Free!

Many people incorrectly think that subscribing to a podcast means you have to pay for it, but the vast majority of podcast subscriptions are free! Subscribing is the term used to automatically download new episodes of your subscribed podcasts into your iPod or MP3 player.

Where Do I Find Podcasts?

By far the greatest resource for podcasts is the iTunes Music Store. There you will find thousands of podcasts available for download or (free) subscription, with new ones added every day! If you have an Apple iPod, the iTunes Music store is the easiest way to find and download podcasts and music. You can access the iTunes Music store on both Windows and Macintosh PC's.

What If I Don't Own An iPod?

Below is a list of websites and resources for finding and downloading podcasts for your iPod or non-Apple MP3 player:

MathGrad.com The MathGrad has a great podcast. Check his webpage for more info.

More information about MP3 players and iPods

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