What is a podcast
Podcasting is breaking the model of appointment oriented radio. Both satellite and terrestrial radio have time when music and shows are played and if you miss it you miss it. With Podcasting you can pause, fast-forward, move to a new show or song and then return back to what you were listening to. The way it works is that an individual records a show on there computer and converts it to an MP3. They upload it to a web site and add it to a RSS feed. This is a syndication technology that people that read Blogs use. Then my RSS reader or aggregator pulls down shows that I subscribe to. Real simple on both sides. This has been going for nine months and there is already close to 4,000 shows. The nice thing is there is no FCC involvement so anything goes. NPR and other major media outlets are jumping onboard.