Podcasts and podcasting

A podcast is an audio file that is distributed by subscription (paid or unpaid) over the Internet using syndication feeds, for playback on mobile devices and computers.
Similar to the radio, it can mean both the content and the method of broadcast. The latter may also be termed podcasting. The author of a podcast is often called a podcaster. Many podcasters' web sites may offer direct download or streaming of their content, a podcast is distinguished from other digital audio formats by its ability to be downloaded automatically using software capable of reading feed formats such as RSS or Atom (accessed on Wikipedia 17/12/06). Find out more about podcasting on Stephan Ridgway's wiki. Watch the following vlog on podcasting

Some good podcasting sites

Talking VTE
Lets Talk

Podcasting-Getting started

To become a podcaster you will need a recording device such as a Personal Digital Assistant or a MP3 player or an iPOD.
What equipment do I need?
  1. Digital recorder
  2. Microphone hooked up to a computer and a sound editor
  3. Software for long distance interviews Skype
How do I create a podcast?
  1. Record the audio (mp3 player, iPhone, iPad)
  2. Get PodSafe music if needed. Audio: Creative Commons freeplaymusic lastFM
  3. Use Audacity (free cross-platform audio Recorder) to mix or edit recordings. Learn how to use Audacity Example on podamatic
  4. Then you need to save your podcast to a server and link to your blog
  5. Or go to a free podcasting site and upload. For example Podcast Generator podOmatic