PODCAST. Personal on Demand Broadcast. A recorded program of talk, music, etc. made available over the Internet as a file that can be downloaded to a computer or portable device for listening or viewing. Basically, a podcast is a program that is delivered online through an XML protocol known as RSS. Podcast programs are also fairly short, typically ranging from 5 to 30 minutes.
When you become a podcast subscriber, new episodes are automatically downloaded to your computer. A podcast is a program made available in digital format for download over the Internet. In a nutshell, a podcast is a kind of online audio/video broadcast. Unlike a video or a blog post, a podcast does away with the visual element. In that way, it’s much easier to consume. It is an audio/video programme in a compressed digital format, delivered via an RSSfeed over the Internet to a subscriber and designed for playback on computers or portable digital audio players A digital audio file made available on the internet for downloading to a computer, mobile and other similar devices, typically available as a series, new instalments of which can be received by subscribers automatically. For example, an episodic series of digital audio or video files that a user can download to a personal device to listen to at a time of their choosing. Streaming applications and podcasting services provide a convenient and integrated way to manage a personal consumption queue across many podcast sources and playback devices. There also exist podcast search engines, which help users find and share podcast episodes. A podcast series usually features one or more recurring hosts engaged in a discussion about a particular topic or current event. Discussion and content within a podcast can range from carefully scripted to completely improvised. Podcasts combine elaborate and artistic sound production with thematic concerns ranging from scientific research to music. Many podcast series provide an associated website with links and show notes, guest biographies, transcripts, additional resources, commentary, and even a community forum dedicated to discussing the show's content.