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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Much like other ads for Hims—and its sister brand, Hers, which sells prescription drugs and wellness products for women—that are broadcast on television, radio, podcasts, or appear in print or on billboards, this ad is rather generic. Nicholas Thompson, WIRED, "Health Brands Hims and Hers Flout Facebook’s Rules on Drug Ads," 1 July 2019 Numerous think pieces and hot takes have already dissected how podcasts have eaten the world in the past few years. Rachel King, Fortune, "Chef Marcus Samuelsson Wants to Redefine Cookbooks Through Audiobooks," 29 June 2019 He was asked twice on the podcast what his position was on AB5. Joe Garofoli, SFChronicle.com, "Gavin Newsom dodges taking a stand on California’s gig-worker bill," 25 June 2019 It's grown into a powerhouse, including an app, podcast, video content and now this book. Nneka Mcguire, Dallas News, "Do millennial women really need the book 'How to Skimm Your Life'? Give us more credit," 25 June 2019 After 'Serial' podcast, prosecutors tested DNA evidence in Adnan Syed case. Colin Campbell, baltimoresun.com, "Adnan Syed case: Supreme Court grants extension to file 'Serial' subject's appeal," 20 June 2019 This conception of politics has come to dominate the discussions on Pod Save America, the hugely popular liberal podcast hosted by a quartet of Obama administration veterans—not exactly left-wing insurgents. Alex Pareene, The New Republic, "In search of the Democratic Party's fighting spirit," 20 June 2019 Brantley and Grace began investigating the case for the podcast White Lies. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "NPR Identifies Fourth Attacker in Infamous Civil Rights Murder," 19 June 2019 Jefferson pointed out on the podcast that every council incumbent easily won reelection except for Nirenberg, a development that could alter the power dynamic at City Hall. Gilbert Garcia, ExpressNews.com, "Podcast: Tuning in to San Antonio’s summer re-Ron, the election of an incumbent mayor," 12 June 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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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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