We are please to announce that Bluegrass Today is now offering occasional podcasts (see explanation below). We will not be podcasting on any kind of regular schedule. The podcasts will be made available when they are news worthy, timely, or otherwise of interest.
Our podcast feed is available here.
We recommend the use of ipodder for subscribing to the podcast.
If you use Apple Computer’s iTunes application, you can subscribe to our podcast here.
Both are crossplatform and support automated downloads.
“Podcasting” is the current buzz word among internet junkies. Simply put, podcasting is making audio files (most commonly in MP3 format) available online in a way that allows software to automatically download the files for listening at the user’s convenience. The word “podcasting” comes from combining the word “iPod” with the word “broadcasting”. This is somewhat deceiving as an iPod is not required to listen to a podcast. Designed to work with internet audio downloads, it is the most popular portable digital audio player available today, making the use of it’s name in reference to a downloadable mp3 stream very natural.
Podcasting is a method of publishing audio broadcasts via the Internet, allowing users to subscribe to a feed of new files (usually MP3s). It became popular in late 2004, largely due to automatic downloading of audio onto portable players or personal computers.
Podcasting is distinct from other types of online media delivery because of its subscription model, which uses a feed (such as RSS or Atom) to deliver an enclosed file. Podcasting enables independent producers to create self-published, syndicated “radio shows,” and gives broadcast radio programs a new distribution method. Listeners may subscribe to feeds using “podcatching” software (a type of aggregator), which periodically checks for and downloads new content automatically. Some podcatching software is also able to synchronise (copy) podcasts to portable music players. Any digital audio player or computer with audio-playing software can play podcasts.
The above quote is from the free online encyclopedia, Wikipedia.