What is a Podcast?

Podcast Rig

Podcast Rig

You might think: I have heard podcasts, and I have heard of podcasting, but what is this all about? Well, that is what we are going to explore at How to Record Podcasts.

A Podcast is simply a show you get on the internet. No other way to put it. However you record your show – audio, video, or smoke signals. A podcast allows you to express your views and opinions, or even report what is going on in the world.

Podcasts can be one minute in length, or 2 hours. There have been podcast marathons, where people sit recording for up to 24 hours straight.

Once you are done recording, you simply upload somewhere – a hosting provider, YouTube (if it’s video), or another website.

A Podcast then gets cataloged at a podcast aggregator (such as iTunes, Zune, Blubrry.com, etc.) for inclusion and for others to find. You can even use a service like Stitcher (www.stitcher.com) for mobile consumption.

You can listen to a podcast anywhere, at any time.

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