pod·cast | \ˈpäd-ˌkast \

Definition of podcast 

: a program (as of music or talk) made available in digital format for automatic download over the Internet

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Other Words from podcast

podcast verb
podcaster noun

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The show wrapped with Stacy’s pledge to bring unique and thorough coverage to her readers, which will include regular visits to the podcast (33:30). Chris Brodeur, courant.com, "UConn Insider Podcast: Meet New Women's Beat Reporter Kelli Stacy," 11 July 2018 The books, movies, podcasts, music, and more that our editors couldn't stop talking about this month Someone please send help to Outside headquarters in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Editors, Outside Online, "Step Up Your Car Camping Game," 1 July 2018 College Gridiron 365 podcast: College football countdown discussion No. Brant Parsons, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Podcast: College football countdown discussion," 28 June 2018 And then there’s the internet, and phone apps, and podcasts, and this, and that, and the other thing. Jennifer Winward, Anchorage Daily News, "Five old-school skills that kids should learn from their grandparents instead of YouTube," 26 June 2018 CardsHQ podcast: Catching up with former U of L big man Anas Mahmoud Lineup 5: Cunningham, King, Nwora, Sutton, Williams The Cards have the most depth at small forward, so why not try all three of them together? Jeff Greer, The Courier-Journal, "Who will start for Louisville basketball? 5 combos Chris Mack can use," 26 June 2018 As Miller said, other avenues to revenue - a podcast, a reality show, a book deal - may not have surfaced. Chuck Yarborough, cleveland.com, "More artists and bands are using VIP 'up-sell' both to replace revenue lost to streaming and boost income," 29 Apr. 2018 Hear him on our BBQ State of Mind podcast to learn about Houston and Texas barbecue culture. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "Houston Zoo partnering with local bars on new straw initiative," 13 July 2018 Some attendees write comics themselves, or have podcasts and are here to see if anyone wants to come on as a guests, while others are fans who decided to come out. Andrea Thompson, Chicago Reader, "Arts / Books / Visual Art / Gender Issues / LGBTQ+ Nerds unite at Challengers for Women’s Comics Night," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of podcast

2004, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for podcast

iPod, trademark for a portable media player + broadcast

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The first known use of podcast was in 2004

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English Language Learners Definition of podcast

: a program (such as a music or news program) that is like a radio or television show but that is downloaded over the Internet


pod·cast | \ˈpäd-ˌkast\

Kids Definition of podcast

: a program (as of music or talk) made available in digital format to be downloaded automatically over the Internet

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