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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That includes film, television, apps, podcasts, books and other content that could easily be distributed on Apple’s all-encompassing platform. Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "Oprah Deal Part of Apple's Push for Broad Audience," 26 June 2018 Founded in 2013, blog and Web network Doomed & Stoned has blossomed into a worldwide endeavor with a podcast, a quarterly Bandcamp compilation, and an emphasis on using local reporting to help build up individual scenes. Monica Kendrick, Chicago Reader, "Everyone is doomed at Chicago Doomed & Stoned Festival," 25 May 2018 On this Bloomberg Business of Sports podcast, Scott Soshnick, Eben Novy-Williams and Michael Barr discuss Stephen Curry’s attempt to land a PGA Tour event sponsorship, deepening his relationship with the sport of golf. Bloomberg.com, "Steph Curry Takes Aim at Golf Sponsorship; Knights Cup? (Audio)," 21 May 2018 Conversation sprawled, covering topics such as word origins, Tom Petty, Theseus' paradox, pets, podcasts, medicine and love letters. Hanna Krueger, NOLA.com, "At Death Cafe, New Orleanians discuss anything related to death. And there's cake.," 30 Apr. 2018 Listen to Mei Lum’s interview about oral histories, local activism and the future of Chinatown on TRYTOBEGOOD, a cultural advocacy podcast. New York Times, "Things to Do in NYC: Astoria for a Pool Day, and Open-Mic Night Plus Dumplings in Chinatown," 12 July 2018 Sky Sports journalist Michael Bridge told Sky's podcast Transfer Talk via the Daily Express that the London club are doing some impressive business this summer. SI.com, "Sky Sports Journalist Hails 'Unbelievable' Transfers After Another West Ham Deal Agreed," 12 July 2018 Lorenzen said on MLB Network's Intentional Talk: Caught Listening podcast. Dave Clark, Cincinnati.com, "2018 Home Run Derby: Middletown's Kyle Schwarber among National League participants," 11 July 2018 Welcome to the weekly Deep Dish Baseball podcast, hosted by Teddy Greenstein and featuring Mark Gonzales, Paul Sullivan and other Chicago Tribune writers. Chicago Tribune, chicagotribune.com, "Cubs riding hot streak to begin July," 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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