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[pod-kast, ‐kahst] /ˈpɒdˌkæst, ‐ˌkɑst/ Digital Technology
a digital audio or video file or recording, usually part of a themed series, that can be downloaded from a website to a media player or computer:
Download or subscribe to daily, one-hour podcasts of our radio show.
verb (used without object), verb (used with object)
to record and upload as a podcast: He podcasts once a week on various topics.
She podcasts her lectures.
Origin of podcast
2000-05; (i)pod + (broad)cast
Related forms
podcaster, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for podcasting
  • Another new initiative is the first podcasting radio station, with content taken entirely from listeners' submissions.
  • In the foothills of these giants scurry any number of blogging and wiki and podcasting start-ups.
  • Coming down the pike will be the end of podcasting, because a minority of deaf people can't hear them.
  • podcasting enables you to listen to audio files at the time and place of your choosing.
  • But now that we've got podcasting, people will put it on iPods or whatever.
  • Now at the close of the week, let me lure you into a different dimension of the media: podcasting.
  • They had the resources to have led the way in podcasting.
  • podcasting, a new way of distributing audio programs to iPods, is a fresh twist on pirate radio.
  • podcasting, or on-demand radio, is also in the works.
  • There is an increasing amount of educational audio and video podcasting going on at college campuses all over the country.
British Dictionary definitions for podcasting


an audio file similar to a radio broadcast, which can be downloaded and listened to on a computer, mp3 player, mobile phone, etc
verb -casts, -casting, -cast, -casted
(intransitive) to create such files and make them available for downloading
(transitive) to make (music, interviews, etc) available using this format
Derived Forms
podcaster, noun
podcasting, noun
Word Origin
from i(Pod) + broad(cast)
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Contemporary definitions for podcasting

the Web-based broadcast of music which works with software that automatically detects new files and is accessed by subscription

Word Origin

2004; iPod + broadcasting


a Web-based audio broadcast via an RSS feed, accessed by subscription over the Internet


There is a podcast directory of offerings.


to deliver a Web-based audio broadcast via an RSS feed over the Internet to subscribers


They podcast a weekly political commentary.

Word Origin

2004; iPod + broadcast

Usage Note

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Word Origin and History for podcasting


2004, noun and verb, from pod-, from iPod, brand of portable media player, + second element abstracted from broadcast. Related: Podcasting.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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