What is a podcast? A podcast is an mp3 or video file that can be downloaded and played on a computer or portable media device. Individual podcasts appear as episodes that are updated daily or weekly. By subscribing to a podcast you can receive automatic updates. You can also listen to podcast episodes on the page. To subscribe, you must have podcasting software installed on your computer such as iTunes or Juice Itunes podcast
If you would like to listen to a podcast right away you can hear a sample by clicking on the "play" button on the podcast’s page. If you would like to play your podcast later or take it on the road, you will first need to subscribe to and download the podcast using the subscription software on your computer, such as itunes. Then you will have to transfer the podcast file to your portable media device. we recommend the following subscription software for the best user experience: Listen now How do I listen to a podcast?
The Best Podcasts to Download • 1. This American Life • Every week, this podcast (and award-winning NPR show) picks a theme - which can be anything from the ten commandments to unconditional love - and comes up with stories that fit with it. The show shifts in tone from hilarious to heartbreaking, often within the same episode. • 2. Stuff You Should Know • Two pals, Josh and Chuck, solve mysteries like "Can You Control Your Dreams?" and "Where's the Best Place On Your Body to Get Shot?" an episode at a time. With their casual and conversational style, they make things so easy to grasp that even learning about the technical stuff is a treat. • 3. Too Beautiful to Live • Every weekday, this hipster podcast serves up the latest pop culture news from Kanye to 30 Rock and dubs every story either "awesome" or "not awesome." The host, Luke Burbank, also explores trends like people's obsession with zombies and shares some cool new songs you've probably never heard of. • 4. Just Vocabulary • Knocking out vocabulary words two minutes at a time, this podcast is perfect for SAT prep or just upgrading your daily vocab. The new words are sure to stick in your head with the repetition, example sentences and synonyms that each lesson offers. The website also provides vocabulary "power hours" and free online quizzes for a super-slamming study session. • 5. The Moth • In the mood to hear a good story? These often poignant (and usually hilarious) real-life stories are read in front of a live audience by anyone who's got one, including celebs like Ethan Hawke and Candace Bushnell. Once you hear one, you'll get hooked. Podcast Examples