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What is a podcast?
Podcast is a downloadable audio content such as a lecture or a piece of music. A free or paid subscription is required depending on the content distributor.

Scenario:

  • Let us say you want to listen to a series of lectures from the Open University.
  • You subscribe to the lectures from their website from your device.
  • Subscription allows you to download and play the content on your device.
  • You may setup alerts if available for notifications of updates to the content.
  • You may also receive the digital feeds automatically whenever there is new content available.

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Example:
Subscribe to Open University through iTunes on your Mac, Windows, iPod or iPad or any device with a music player and Internet connection.

What you need:
An Internet connection
A device that is capable of playing audio content
A subscription with a content provider

Note: Podcast is made up from pod as in iPod and cast as in broadcast. It is a non-text RSS feed. A video content similarly distributed is called a video podcast.

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