Frequently Asked Questions
What Is a Podcast?
Wikipedia has a good detailed description of what podcasting is, but in a nutshell it's about providing aggregated RSS feeds of audio shows.
What is the different between a Podcast episode, series, and channel?
The three terms are analogous in the TV world:
- Podcast Episode: This is a single audio show plus associated RSS metadata (title, description, enclosure, etc.)
- Podcast Series: This is an ongoing series of audio shows, maybe on a schedule, maybe not. A podcast series typically has its own specific RSS feed.
- Podcast Channel: This is an aggregation of feeds or series, in much the same way a TV channel is an aggregation of TV series and programmes. A podcast channel can be created by anyone and may have nothing to do with the actual producers of the show. A podcast channel typically has its own OPML feed.
What is the easiest way to listen to podcasts?
You can use our site as a resource to find what you want to listen to and just click directly on the link. For some podcasts, you will need to download a podcatcher.