Podcasting FAQ

What is podcasting?  

Though its definitions and histories are contested, a podcast consists of a file uploaded to a host and then pushed from that host via rss feed to “podcatchers.” The most common formats include audio and video files. 

How does podcasting work?  

Here is a graphic that explains the process of creating a podcast from an audio or video file. From your computer or device, it’s uploaded to a hosting site which uses an rss feed to push it out to “podcatchers.”