A Podcast is an audio program. This program consists of an episodic series of audio, video, PDF, or ePub files downloaded through web syndication. Podcast can be streamed online to an iPhone to listen to via iTunes or your iPhone/iPod. Most of podcasts are free to download and listen to. The word is a neologism derived from “broadcast” and “pod” from the success of the iPod. In fact audio podcasts are often listened to on portable media players.
Podcasts are almost anything. People make podcasts about any subject that they’re passionate about. Many TV and radio shows have podcasts of their episodes or as supplements to them.
You can find Podcasts all over the Internet. The most popular directory of podcasts, though, is available at the iTunes Store. You can get to the iTunes directory. For that, open the iTunes program, click on the iTunes Store button, click on the Podcasts menu at the top.
You are inside the iTunes Store Podcast depot, where you can search for podcasts based on title, topic or browse selections made by Apple. You can browse via drop-down menu at the left or by clicking on the Podcasts menu.
A few podcasts you may enjoy: The Moth (storytelling), This American Life (storytelling and news), Fresh Air (news and interviews), Star Talk Radio (science). Chose also between The BS Report (sports and pop culture), Bulletproof Executive Radio (business), How Did This Get Made? (film and comedy). You can also listen to WTF with Marc Maron (comedy and interviews), Film spotting (films), ESPN Fantasy Focus Football. Other podcasts include Welcome to Night Vale (horror and humor), Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History (history).
In fact, you can explore hundreds of thousands of free audio and video podcasts in the Featured tab. You can also browse Top Charts to see what’s popular right now. You can sync playlists from iTunes, or create an On-The-Go playlist to play just the episodes you want.
The Podcasts app, an amazing way to discover, subscribe to and play your favorite podcasts on a variety of topics. They include art, sport, business, news, comedy, music, and more.
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