What is a podcast? How do I subscribe?

Many of you may have found this website but don’t know what a podcast is, or all of the features of a podcast.

A podcast is

  • like an Internet radio show
  • that you listen to on demand (like on TiVo or DVR)
  • that you can subscribe to (so it is delivered to you like a magazine)
  • that you can play on a portable device or on your computer

If you have an MP3 playing device like an iPhone, Android, Blackberry, iPod, iPad, Zune, and so on you can have episodes delivered to your device, so you can listen to them while you are driving, walking, falling asleep, and so on.

Here is a great 3-minute video called “Podcasting In Plain English:

Here is a longer video by Cliff Ravensraft of gspn.tv that talks about how to subscribe to a podcast in iTunes (a very easy-to-use and free “podcatcher”) and transfer them to many portable MP3 devices:

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