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Podcast 101, part 1

Posted By On October 21, 2005 @ 4:20 PM In Computer Terms,Using The Internet | No Comments

Q:
One of my internet radio shows just started calling itself a podcast. What’s the difference?

A:
Internet radio shows will “air live” at a certain time. If you miss that time, the website may or may not have an archived version. Podcasts are available at any time through archives and are attached to an Cool Gadgets [1] section) and listen to photography- and writing-related shows on my way to and from work.

Most shows are free. To date, I haven’t seen any that weren’t, but it’s only a matter of time before some start charging akin to a magazine subscription. The main directories* that I’ve used are: Podcast Alley, Odeo, Podcast Pickle, and iTunes Podcast Directory. My system has had various annoying little problems with the last two versions of iTunes that I downloaded, but that could just be my PC setup.

Come back tomorrow for a little behind-the-scenes of how podcasts work.

~ Chris Fisher

* Worldstart is not affiliated with these websites and cannot offer support for their use.


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