is the newest way to create and distribute audio content over radio
format. (Well, almost...)
According to Wikipedia,
Podcasting is a way of publishing files to a website that allows
users to subscribe to the site and receive new files as they are
posted. Most podcasts are spoken word audio created by individuals,
often on a particular theme such as technology or movies. Because
new files are downloaded automatically by subscribers, podcasting
allows individuals to have a self-published, syndicated radio show.
Podcasting occurs when
your iPod or other MP3 player meets broadcasting, hence the term
Podcasting. Here's what happens: you subscribe to a feed, and audio
files are automatically downloaded so you can listen on your MP3
player or computer.
Another way to look at
it is what would happen if you combined a TiVo, with your MP3 player,
with the web so, you could listen to a selection of content as varied
as the web, whenever, and wherever you want.
to the listener!