pod·​cast | \ ˈpäd-ˌkast How to pronounce podcast (audio) \

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

Examples of podcast in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a recent podcast interview, the host asked me a bit of a curveball question about my company's technology. Whitaker Irvin Jr., Forbes, "A Key To Entrepreneurial Success: Stick To What You Know," 5 Mar. 2021 In his new role, Vick will develop and expand digitally native content to drive subscribers, sponsors and new revenue streams across LiveXLive, including audio, video, podcast/vodcasts, live-streaming, virtual goods, merchandise and pay-per-views. Chris Eggertsen, Billboard, "Executive Turntable: ADA Worldwide Hires EVP, WMG Vet Promoted at WEA," 5 Mar. 2021 Harry appeared on the military podcast Declassified in a Remembrance Day special and supported the launch of new online mental health tools for the British military. Anousha Sakoui, Los Angeles Times, "Everything Meghan and Harry have done since they quit being royals last year," 5 Mar. 2021 Patsko and Williams drive the discussion, with each focusing on one topic to investigate in each podcast. Scott Patsko, cleveland, "Diving into a Nick Chubb explosive run on Gotta Watch The Tape," 4 Mar. 2021 On Monday, Ducey sat down with national political reporters Yvonne Wingett Sanchez and Ronald J. Hansen for this week's episode of The Gaggle: An Arizona politics podcast. Katie O'connell, The Arizona Republic, "Gov. Doug Ducey talks COVID-19, election security and school choice with The Gaggle podcast," 3 Mar. 2021 Rubin now hosts the popular Rubin Report podcast and often addresses cancel culture in Hollywood and normal America. Washington Examiner Staff, Washington Examiner, "Newsmakers: Elisha Krauss and Dave Rubin," 3 Mar. 2021 Unfortunately, judging by its first two episodes, the podcast commits the unforgivable sin of being boring. David Klion, The New Republic, "How Did Obama and Bruce Springsteen Make Such a Bland Podcast?," 3 Mar. 2021 The podcast is hosted by a group of former aides to former President Barack Obama. Shirin Ali, CNN, "Will Smith says he might step into politics one day," 2 Mar. 2021

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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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Last Updated

7 Mar 2021

Cite this Entry

“Podcast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/podcast. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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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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