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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Damn Right We’re Interested Award 99 Percent Invisible’s Avery Trufelman launched her capsule podcast Articles of Interest—and the series on the social history of clothing was the best thing to stream through our earbuds all year. Mark Lamster, Curbed, "2018 in architecture: The good, the bad, and the urbanism," 27 Dec. 2018 In the 21st century, the podcast Fatal Voyage digs into Wood's mysterious demise. 1987 Pathologist Dr. Lee Lehman discovered cyanide in the corpse of John Powell while conducting an autopsy at Drake Memorial Hospital. Maude Campbell, Popular Mechanics, "The Complete History of the Autopsy," 26 Dec. 2018 Audio programming has been having a resurgence and podcasts offer something for everyone. Adam Schubak, Good Housekeeping, "5 Things to Do Before 2018 Ends That Will Help You Kick Off 2019," 30 Nov. 2018 Musk’s comments come as part of a wide-ranging interview with Kara Swisher on the Recode Decode podcast. Jon Porter, The Verge, "Elon Musk doesn’t care if people buy his ‘Blade Runner pickup truck’," 2 Nov. 2018 Max McCauley, who hosts a Suns-centric podcast called Seven Seconds or Less, made the trip from Phoenix to watch Summer League for the first time in a decade thanks to the strength of the Suns' off-season moves. azcentral, "Phoenix Suns NBA Summer League updates: Deandre Ayton, Josh Jackson headline roster," 6 July 2018 Medlen said last month in a podcast hosted by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s David O’Brien. Maria Torres, kansascity, "Another former Royals player will handle this week's Facebook-only game against Brewers," 26 June 2018 Bryan previously freelanced for the Raleigh News & Observer and had a regular podcast on the changing media landscape. Alexei Koseff, sacbee, "California tried a new voting system. What we can learn from the experiment," 11 June 2018 The review was prompted, sources told the paper, because of recent behavior by Musk, including smoking marijuana on a podcast. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "NASA concerned about culture of “inappropriateness” at SpaceX," 20 Nov. 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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