I am sooooooo copying this directly everyone, word for word (adding a couple of my own words here and there) from my friend Victor Cajiao, from The . So please don’t think I came up with this explanation all on my own! And once you get this Podcasting thing figured out, subscribe to his show! It rocks! It inspired me to get all geeky and stuff, and that’s a good thing. It’s really because of Victor that I’ve gotten this far with this podcasting thing, really. I learned to be much, much more tech savvy, at my own time! Anyway here goes the information!!!!!
What is podcasting?
If you don’t know what Podcasting is, check out the Wikipedia:
Briefly, the word podcasting comes from two words: iPod and broadcasting. Although the word is derived from iPod, you do NOT need an iPod to listen to the audio program. Any MP3 player will suffice. I think i should make that clear again…YOU DO NOT NEED AN IPOD!!!!
In fact, you do not even need an MP3 player. All you need to listen to the audio program is an internet connection (preferably broadband), a computer, and speakers or headphones.
In fact, here is a fantastic PSA for Podcasting by Uncle Seth co-written by John C Havens of the about.com Guide to Podcasting
In other words, a podcast is simply an MP3 audio file that you can download from the Internet. Once the MP3 audio file has been downloaded, you can either listen to it from your computer or you can transfer it to your MP3 player – which is great because you ultimately decide when and where you want to listen to it.
What makes podcasting special?
If you have a portable media player (like an iPod) and you want FREE content delivered automatically, that would be an Elsie class delivered automatically to you, automatically to you (how cool is that?), then podcasting is for YOU
How Can I Listen
2) Right-click on the XML button below and copy/paste the link into iPodder
3) Your Podcast aggregator will download the episodes automatically to
your computer, and to your mp3-player!
For those of you who already have itunes, I copied this next little tutorial from another great podcast by Jesuits! Yep, Jesuits, it’s called Pray-as-you-Go, very very highly produced and incredibly inspirational, really, you’ll be surprised!
I hope all this makes it soooooooooo easy for y’all!!!! Have fun discovering Podcast land!
|Open iTunes.On the toolbar, click AdvancedChoose Subscribe to Podcast from the drop-down menu.
|“Paste” the podcast URL into the box
(CTRL and V, if you are working on Windows)Click the OK button.At this point, you are subscribed to pray-as-you-go.