Updated: 12/10/2023 by Computer Hope
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Alternatively called audioblog or blogcasting a podcast (sometimes abbreviated as pod) is a digital audio broadcast distributed on the Internet. It is often listened to on a computer or downloaded to an MP3 player, such as an iPod. Podcasting is an audio post, often made available in .MP3 format, that can be listened to on any computer or portable audio device capable of playing MP3 files. What makes podcasting unique is the ability to subscribe to someone's podcast and listen to that podcast whenever you want.


Although these files are often called podcasts, they do not require an iPod or the Apple iTunes program. Any program capable of playing an MP3 can play a podcast. However, users using iTunes can find, subscribe, and download hundreds of different online podcasts for free. Another great example of a free and open-source program to listen and subscribe to podcasts is Juice.


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Technology related podcasts

Below is a short list of technology and computer-related podcasts we enjoy.

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