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

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Michelle Visage, a close friend, Drag Race judge, and cohost of RuPaul’s podcast, uses the word otherworldly. Abby Aguirre, Vogue, "How the World Fell Head Over Heels for RuPaul," 15 Apr. 2019 According to Anchor, more than half of all podcast listens come from Apple Podcasts. Ashley Carman, The Verge, "NPR wants to know what podcast ads you skip," 27 Dec. 2018 According to Jim Hill, a veteran entertainment journalist and co-host of the Disney podcast The Disney Dish, flipping Disney merch has been going on for years. E.j. Dickson, Vox, "There’s a black market of limited-edition Disney park merch — and Disney is cracking down on it," 17 Dec. 2018 The podcast is about women who lead nomadic lives, and the Instagram account seamlessly curates different voices into one feed, dedicating each post to a new traveler. Jill Sanford, Outside Online, "9 Travel Accounts You Should Follow on Instagram," 1 July 2018 Airlines offer movies, TV shows, podcasts and games on entertainment systems, but the boring map, which made its debut over 30 years ago,... Scott Mccartney, WSJ, "Big News for People Who Spend Hours Staring at Maps on Planes," 17 Apr. 2019 However, thanks to some unexpected online support, likely jumpstarted by a few choice podcast appearances, Yang has now qualified for the first Democratic primary debate. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "How Evelyn Yang, Wife of 2020 Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang, Stays Under the Radar," 14 Apr. 2019 The interview, based on the podcast chat and follow up emails, has been edited and condensed for the sake of length and clarity. Katie Halper, Teen Vogue, "Lucy Flores: Biden's Unwanted Touching Should be Part of #MeToo Conversations," 6 Apr. 2019 But the podcast did ignite a level of public interest that breathed new life into the case, and less than two years after Serial ended, a judge vacated Syed's conviction and ordered a new trial. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "A Complete Timeline of The Case Against Adnan Syed," 31 Mar. 2019

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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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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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a sum of money that is sent as a payment

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