Podcast

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A podcast or generically netcast, is an episodic series of digital audio or video files which a user can download in order to listen to.wikipedia
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Digital audio

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A podcast or generically netcast, is an episodic series of digital audio or video files which a user can download in order to listen to. It is often available for subscription, so that new episodes are automatically downloaded via web syndication to the user's own local computer, mobile application, or portable media player.
Digital audio technologies are used in the recording, manipulation, mass-production, and distribution of sound, including recordings of songs, instrumental pieces, podcasts, sound effects, and other sounds.

List of podcatchers

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The listener or viewer uses special client application software on a computer or media player, known as a podcatcher, which accesses this web feed, checks it for updates, and downloads any new files in the series.
While podcatchers are most known for downloading podcasts (generally audio files in MP3 format), many are also capable of downloading video, newsfeeds, text, and pictures.

Web feed

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The generator of a podcast maintains a central list of the files on a server as a web feed that can be accessed through the Internet.
Many news websites, weblogs, schools, and podcasters operate web feeds.

TWiT.tv

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This name is used by shows from the TWiT.tv network.
TWiT.tv, which is the operating trade name of TWiT LLC, is a podcast network (although TWiT uses the term "netcast") founded by technology broadcaster and author Leo Laporte and run by his wife and company CEO Lisa Laporte.

Talk radio

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By 2007, audio podcasts were doing what was historically accomplished via radio broadcasts, which had been the source of radio talk shows and news programs since the 1930s.
While talk radio has historically been associated with broadcast radio, starting around 2005 the technology for Internet-based talk-radio shows became cost effective in the form of live Internet website streaming and podcasts.

Dave Winer

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Former MTV video jockey Adam Curry, in collaboration with Dave Winer – co-author of the RSS specification – is credited with coming up with the idea to automate the delivery and syncing of textual content to portable audio players.
Winer is noted for his contributions to outliners, scripting, content management, and web services, as well as blogging and podcasting.

Adam Curry

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Former MTV video jockey Adam Curry, in collaboration with Dave Winer – co-author of the RSS specification – is credited with coming up with the idea to automate the delivery and syncing of textual content to portable audio players.
Now known mostly for co-hosting the No Agenda show, in the 2000s, he first became involved in podcasting, and has been called the 'Podfather' because of his efforts.

RSS

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Former MTV video jockey Adam Curry, in collaboration with Dave Winer – co-author of the RSS specification – is credited with coming up with the idea to automate the delivery and syncing of textual content to portable audio players.
RSS is also used to distribute podcasts.

Daily Source Code

In August 2004, Adam Curry launched his show Daily Source Code.
The Daily Source Code (DSC) was a podcast by Adam Curry, often considered a pioneer of podcasting.

NPR

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Within a year, many podcasts from public radio networks like the BBC, CBC Radio One, NPR, and Public Radio International placed many of their radio shows on the iTunes platform.
Its content is also available on-demand online, on mobile networks, and, in many cases, as podcasts.

This Week in Tech

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Concurrently, CNET, This Week in Tech, and later Bloomberg Radio, the Financial Times, and other for-profit companies provided podcast content, some using podcasting as their only distribution system.
This Week in Tech–casually referred to as TWiT, and briefly known as Revenge of the Screen Savers–is the weekly flagship podcast and namesake of the TWiT.tv network.

Internet

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The generator of a podcast maintains a central list of the files on a server as a web feed that can be accessed through the Internet. Podcast novels are distributed over the Internet, commonly on a weblog.
Podcasting is a variation on this theme, where – usually audio – material is downloaded and played back on a computer or shifted to a portable media player to be listened to on the move.

Patreon

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Podcast creators can monetize their podcasts by allowing companies to purchase ad time, as well as via sites such as Patreon, which provides special extras and content to listeners for a fee.
Patreon users are grouped by content type, such as video/films, podcast, comedy, comics, games, and education.

The Adam Carolla Show (podcast)

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In February 2013, Personal Audio started suing high-profile podcasters for royalties, including The Adam Carolla Show and the HowStuffWorks podcast.
The Adam Carolla Show (formerly The Adam Carolla Podcast) is a free podcast hosted by comedian and radio-television personality Adam Carolla.

HowStuffWorks

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In February 2013, Personal Audio started suing high-profile podcasters for royalties, including The Adam Carolla Show and the HowStuffWorks podcast.
The site has since expanded out into podcasting, focusing on factual topics.

ITunes

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Use of the term "podcast" predated Apple's addition of formal support for podcasting to the iPod, or its iTunes software.
In June 2005, Apple updated iTunes with support for podcasts.

Radio drama

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In the same style as an audiobook, podcast novels may be elaborately narrated with separate voice actors for each character and sound effects, similar to a radio play.
Much of American radio drama is restricted to rebroadcasts or podcasts of programs from previous decades.

Ben Hammersley

The word was originally suggested by Ben Hammersley as a portmanteau of "iPod" (a brand of media player) and "broadcast". The term "podcasting" as a name for the nascent technology was first suggested by The Guardian columnist and BBC journalist Ben Hammersley, who invented it in early February 2004 while "padding out" an article for The Guardian newspaper.
He is also known for being the inventor of the word "podcast", recalling that he made it up to pad out an article he was writing that was a little too short.

Blog

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Podcast novels are distributed over the Internet, commonly on a weblog.
Most blogs are primarily textual, although some focus on art (art blogs), photographs (photoblogs), videos (video blogs or "vlogs"), music (MP3 blogs), and audio (podcasts).

Radio program

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Podcasts are similar to radio programs, but they are audio files.
Interest in old-time radio (OTR) has increased in recent years with programs traded and collected on reel-to-reel tapes, cassettes and CDs and Internet downloads, as well as the popularity of podcasts.

IPod

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The word was originally suggested by Ben Hammersley as a portmanteau of "iPod" (a brand of media player) and "broadcast".
Podcast

The Guardian

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The term "podcasting" as a name for the nascent technology was first suggested by The Guardian columnist and BBC journalist Ben Hammersley, who invented it in early February 2004 while "padding out" an article for The Guardian newspaper.
The paper has also launched a dating website, Soulmates, and is experimenting with new media, having previously offered a free twelve part weekly podcast series by Ricky Gervais.

Speex

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In contrast, a podcast distributed in both the Vorbis and Speex codecs would meet the strict definition of an oggcast.
Speex is an audio compression format specifically tuned for the reproduction of human speech and also a free software speech codec that may be used on VoIP applications and podcasts.

Personal Audio LLC (patent holding company)

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Personal Audio, a company referred to as a "patent troll" by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, filed a patent on podcasting in 2009 for a claimed invention in 1996.
In 2013, Personal Audio filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Lotzi Digital, Inc., producers of The Adam Carolla Show and several other podcasts on the Carolla Digital Network.

Klaatu (podcaster)

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The term was coined for the fifth season of the Gnu World Order by Klaatu in 2010, when the show declared itself "the world's first oggcast".
Klaatu, also known as notKlaatu, is a technology journalist, hacker, and podcaster specializing in multimedia production on Linux systems.