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 His weekly podcast with son and partner Jeremy Zogby can be heard here. Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, "Pollster John Zogby: Best week yet for President Trump," 8 Feb. 2020 The majority of its revenue comes from its 40 or so podcasts. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "What the Spotify Acquisition of The Ringer Says About Online Media," 6 Feb. 2020 In a television appearance and on his podcast, Sabathia essentially spoke for many in the organization. James Wagner, New York Times, "For the Yankees, Astros’ Punishment Brought Anger and Vindication," 5 Feb. 2020 Following Smith’s post-fight criticism of Donald Cerrone after his loss to McGregor at UFC 246 last week, Rogan took to his podcast and voiced his frustration. Mma Junkie Staff, MMA Junkie, "Conor McGregor wants Stephen A. Smith to apologize to Joe Rogan, Donald Cerrone," 26 Jan. 2020 This article is adapted from one of her recent podcasts. Karen Hopkin, Scientific American, "Some Wolf Pups Show Innate Fetching Talent," 25 Jan. 2020 In the world RuPaul lays out on Drag Race, in his podcast What’s the Tee?, and now on Netflix, no one deserves to be canceled—and thus no realm of humor is quite off limits. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "AJ and the Queen Says Drag Will Make America Okay Again," 15 Jan. 2020 Such intimacy would tap into the peculiar power of podcasts to be deeply moving — far more so than television and print interviews. Quanta Magazine, "Why I’m Hosting The Joy of x Podcast," 15 Jan. 2020 So don't expect the podcast to focus on renovation and design. Nathalie Kirby, House Beautiful, "Linda and Drew Scott Just Released a Podcast, "At Home With Linda & Drew Scott"," 3 Jan. 2020

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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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15 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Podcast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/podcast. Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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How to pronounce podcast (audio)

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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