Podcasts

A podcast is a digital audio file made available on the Internet for downloading to a computer or mobile device, typically available as a series, new installments of which can be received by subscribers automatically. The term Podcast is actually a combination of iPod and Broadcast.

A podcast involves downloading the audio file so you can play it at any time.  You subscribe to a podcast so that new episodes are downloaded to your device automatically.

How do I listen to a podcast?

The hardest part of listening to a podcast is finding the podcast/show/talk/etc that you want to listen to as there are hundreds of thousands of them.  The easiest way to find them is to use google, type in the names or the show/person or genre and follow it with the word podcast.  You should be able to then link to your choice and it will give you the option to play it.  Podcasts are normally hosted on distinct servers and maybe associated with a particular brand or app.  This way you don’t have to search the whole internet, the podcasts may be available through this “one stop shop”.

Pupportedly the best Android app for podcasts is Pocket Casts which is a paid for app (free with ads), although Castbox appears more popular.  However, Stitcher  or Google Podcasts are probably the best free options.  If you have Spotify you can also use that to find and play podcasts.

On a slightly different note, you can also get TED talks as podcasts.

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