What is a Podcast?
A podcast is an audio recording posted online, much like a short radio show. Podcasting is a method of publishing audio and video programs via the Internet that lets users subscribe to a feed of new files (usually MP3s).
What makes podcasting special is that it allows individuals to publish (podcast) radioshows, that interested listeners can subscribe to. With podcasts, now you can automatically receive new shows, without having to go to a specific site and download it from there.
How do you subscribe to the Johns Hopkins Podcast?
You need an application, commonly called a "podcatcher" (a type of aggregator), to download new content automatically and organize podcasts.
For a sample list of podcatchers, go to http://feeds.feedburner.com/jhmpodcast
You can subscribe to the Johns Hopkins Podcast, by visiting: http://feeds.feedburner.com/jhmpodcast
Do I have to subscribe to a podcast to listen ?
You don't have to use a podcatcher to listen to a podcast. Each week you can visit our Podcast archive for the latest issue.