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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Fortune‘s Pattie Sellers is joined by former anchors and current communication coaches Mary Civiello and Jane Hanson on the latest episode of Ann Liguori’s podcast. Fortune, "The Real Legal Changes Brought About By #MeToo: The Broadsheet," 9 Aug. 2019 The case was one of several examined during the third season of the popular Serial podcast. Cory Shaffer, cleveland.com, "Jury awards $50 million to man beaten, locked in East Cleveland police department storage room," 9 Aug. 2019 Will Ferrell has been busy working on the second season of the Ron Burgundy podcast on iHeartRadio, which debuted Thursday with Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris as its first guest. Melissa Locker, Time, "Here Are the Funniest Moments From Ron Burgundy's Late Night Takeover From 'iPhone Glasses' for Teens to Impressions," 9 Aug. 2019 The local driver is also co-host of the IndyCar Weekly podcast with former IndyStar racing insider Jim Ayello. Akeem Glaspie, Indianapolis Star, "Conor Daly returns to Andretti Autosport for season final at Laguna Seca," 8 Aug. 2019 Conrad Thompson delivers new episodes of podcasts this week with Bruce Prichard and Jim Ross. Justin Barrasso, SI.com, "The Week in Wrestling: Kofi Kingston Still Searching for Signature Moment as Champ," 7 Aug. 2019 Bart Weiss is an associated professor at UT Arlington, director of Dallas VideoFest and co-host of the Fog of Truth podcast. Bart Weiss, Dallas News, "Dallas critic remembers D.A. Pennebaker, creator of the Dylan myth, modern documentary and music video," 5 Aug. 2019 But Charlie Harding of the Vox podcast Switched on Pop explains that the striking similarities should be free to use by both artists, despite their similarities. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "A jury said Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” copied another song. The $2.8 million verdict is alarming.," 2 Aug. 2019 In an episode of the podcast Behind the Scenes: Stranger Things 3, director Shawn Levy talked about how the unlikely pairing of Steve and Erica also made the Scoops Troop not get together. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "The Scoops Troop Was Almost Not a Thing In "Stranger Things" Season 3," 25 July 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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