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 Our text subscribers have a voice in our weekly Buckeye Talk podcast and are currently the voting body determining the Favorite Modern Football Buckeye via our 68-player bracket. Nathan Baird, cleveland, "How does Trey Sermon affect Ohio State football’s offense in 2020? Buckeye Talk Text Q&A," 24 Mar. 2020 Subscribe to the Women Who Travel podcast and listen to travel stories from Elizabeth Gilbert, Lynsey Addario, Jessica Nabongo, and more 99. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "101 Ways to Travel Without Leaving Your House," 20 Mar. 2020 Check out our favorite kid podcasts and the best strollers. Adrienne So, Wired, "How to Entertain Your Young Children During a Quarantine," 16 Mar. 2020 To stay up to speed, follow our coverage on this page, or follow our podcasts or register for our newsletters. The Economist, "Global health The Economist’s coverage of the coronavirus," 11 Mar. 2020 Thanks to smartphones, smart speakers, the popularity of podcasts and longer commutes, U.S. audiobook sales — one of the industry’s fastest growing segments — neared $1 billion in 2018, according to data from the Audio Publishers Association. NBC News, "Why it matters that Asian representation is growing in audiobooks," 9 Mar. 2020 Well, what if the Big 12 returned the favor and poached some teams from the Pac-12? The Athletic's Andy Staples discussed the topic on his latest podcast. Jeremy Cluff, azcentral, "Could the Big 12 poach Arizona State, USC, Oregon, Washington, UCLA, Arizona from Pac-12?," 5 Mar. 2020 Apps and games and podcasts and digitally delivered matter of all kinds have followed suit. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, "You Already Live in Quarantine," 4 Mar. 2020 Two acclaimed journalists will be in Detroit this week for a live taping of their hot podcast. Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, "'In The Thick' podcast will be in Detroit for live taping of Michigan primary discussion," 3 Mar. 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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Last Updated

28 Mar 2020

Cite this Entry

“Podcast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/podcast. Accessed 31 Mar. 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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