The word ‘podcast’ is a combination of two words: iPod (a portable music player) and broadcast.
A podcast is an audio recording that can be downloaded from the internet. Podcasts can be played on a computer, or on any device that has the ability to play digital audio files. The file format used is MP3.
There are several reasons why you might produce a podcast:
- they provide a simple way to promote your project or publish your findings
- they often contain informal discussion, which makes them a more exciting alternative to traditional publications
- they can be distributed over the internet for free