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Digital Storytelling: Podcasts

This guide providesinformational tips and resources that will help one get started with digital storytelling
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What is Podcasting? 

A podcast is a series of digital media files (either audio or video) that are released episodically and often downloaded through web syndication. People create the content-usually as a simple audio file in MP3 format. although some podcasts may also contain video clips-and allow you to download it so that you may listen or watch at your own convenience. You can listen to podcasts on your computer while working, or burn them on a CD to play in during your commute. You might copy a podcast to an MP3 player (iPod or otherwise) and listen to it while out jogging. There are any number of ways to use them, and you can find podcasts on numerous topics, including digital storytelling. Examples

How Do I Get Podcasts?

All you need to begin receiving podcasts on you computer is a small piece of software, often referred to as a "podcatcher." Some examples of such software is listed below.

Apple iTunes

Recommended for Digital Storytelling podcasts! iTunes has the ability to receive podcasts as a built in feature. Available for Mac and Windows PC.


A very popular podcatcher, this is available for Windows, Mac OS X 10.3+, and GNU/Linux.


A long-time favorite media player for Windows, the latest versions support podcatching.

Many other podcast software programs are available, but these should help you get started. Once you have subscribed to a Podcast, new shows will be automatically downloaded to your computer or other digital device