What is a podcast?
A podcast is a multimedia file made available over the Internet for download and playback on your computer, iPod, or any mp3 player. They are free, and once downloaded can be played anytime without an Internet connection. When you subscribe to a podcast, you can have episodes downloaded for you automatically by iTunes or similar software.
What is iTunes?
iTunes is a program that manages, organizes and plays audio and video files. iTunes will “sync” your iPod, so that you can take your files with you to be played anytime, or it can play the files right on your computer without an iPod at all.
iTunes is free to download from Apple by clicking here.
How do you download a podcast?
Subscribe using iTunes
If you use iTunes, simply click on the iTunes button to subscribe to the podcast you want. After that, iTunes will automatically update with new episodes. You can play the episodes right on your computer, or connect to your iPod and iTunes will automatically download the episodes so you can take them with you to play anytime.
Subscribe using RSS
You can also play the podcast right on your computer by clicking on the RSS feed link and selecting an episode. Your computer’s default mp3/mp4 program will automatically open.