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Podcasting and RSS

Podcasting and RSS

Getting Started

Our Feeds

We're currently offering an audio podcast, a video podcast, and an RSS feed. For instructions on how to subscribe, refer to the Q & A above.

XML NOVA scienceNOW Podcast

The companion podcast to our newsmagazine series offers brief, often irreverent conversations with scientists and science journalists.

XML NOVA Vodcast

Watch NOVA and NOVA scienceNOW where you are with our video podcast, offering excerpts from our T.V. programs, outtakes, animations, and more.

XML NOVA scienceNOW RSS Feed

Keep up-to-date with the intriguing stories our correspondents are investigating on air and online for NOVA scienceNOW.


What is Podcasting?

Podcasting combines the terms iPod and broadcasting to describe audio content delivered through the Internet that can be downloaded and played on your desktop or transferred to a portable MP3 player (like an iPod) so you can listen offline. But you don't need a portable MP3 player or an iPod to listen to podcasts. You can download them to your computer and listen to them using free software such as iTunes.

To receive podcasts on your computer, download free podcasting software and then subscribe to a feed. Once you subscribe, your computer will notify you or automatically download MP3 audio files every time a new podcast episode is available.

Do I need an iPod?

No. You do not need an iPod or other portable MP3 player to subscribe or listen to podcasts. You can listen on your computer by following the same instructions.

How do I subscribe to the NOVA scienceNOW Podcast?

To subscribe to our podcast, copy the orange XML icon using the following instructions:

Windows

  • IE: right-click the orange XML button and select "copy shortcut"
  • Firefox/Netscape/Mozilla: right-click the orange XML button and select "copy link location"

Macintosh

  • IE: click and hold or control-click the orange XML button and select "copy link location"
  • Firefox/Netscape/Mozilla: click and hold or command-click the orange XML button and select "copy link location"
  • Safari: control-click the orange XML button and select "copy link to clipboard"

Then follow the instructions for your particular podcasting software to add the podcast to your list of subscriptions.

Where can I get free podcasting software?

If you don't yet have podcasting software, you can get it for free using these links:

What is RSS?

RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication, a way of keeping up with the latest content from your favorite Web sites, usually in the form of a headline, a short summary, and a link to the full-text article or feature.

Using free newsreader software, you can quickly scan hundreds of the latest headlines from Web sites you've selected, instead of visiting those Web sites individually.

The NOVA scienceNOW feed will be updated with new articles, interviews, and other features as they are posted to the NOVA scienceNOW Web site.

How do I subscribe to the NOVA scienceNOW RSS feed?

To subscribe to the NOVA scienceNOW RSS feed, follow these instructions using the orange XML button to the left of the feed title listed on this page:

Windows

  • IE: right-click the orange XML button and select "copy shortcut"
  • Firefox/Netscape/Mozilla: right-click on the orange XML button and select "copy link location"

Macintosh

  • IE: click and hold or control-click the orange XML button and select "copy link location"
  • Firefox/Netscape/Mozilla: click and hold or command-click the orange XML button and select "copy link location"
  • Safari: control-click the orange XML button and select "copy link to clipboard"

Then follow the instructions for your particular newsreader to add the NOVA scienceNOW feeds to your list of subscriptions.

Where can I get free RSS newsreader software?

Use these links to find and download free newsreader software.

Where can I learn more about RSS?

These links provide further information on RSS.

Terms of Use

The MP3 audio files and XML files that together comprise NOVA scienceNOW's podcast are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All rights to podcast(s) originating from NOVA scienceNOW, including the content and technology included therein, are reserved to NOVA/WGBH Educational Foundation. For permission requests, please email nova@wgbh.org.

Please see PBS's Terms of Use for more information before you use our podcast(s). By using NOVA scienceNOW podcast(s), you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth in PBS's Terms of Use.


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