|Podcasting allows people to either automatically or choose to download,
save and listen to broadcast programs when and where they want.|
|A broadcaster makes digital audio files available on the Internet. Listeners
"subscribe" to these programs using podcasting software. The listener's computer
automatically downloads the audio files, which can then be listened to on the
computer or transferred to a portable MP3 audio player.|
In order to receive podcasts you need a computer, an Internet connection
(preferably a high-speed connection), and podcasting software. To take a podcast
with you, an iPod or any portable MP3 player is also needed.
software allows your computer to automatically check for new files and download
them once they are posted. Then you can either listen to the programs on your
computer or have them downloaded to your portable audio player.
Once you have installed the software, follow the instructions
to subscribe to NewsHour podcasts. Usually this involves copying and pasting the
podcast URL, found in the XML link, from the list above into your podcasting application (for example, iTunes users, go to the Advanced tab in the top menu and select Subscribe to Podcast and paste the URL in the field).