What is a podcast? A podcast (combining the words iPod and broadcast) functions like a pre-recorded radio show. Because it's online, the main difference is that you can listen to a podcast both whenever and wherever you want.
How do I listen? The easiest way to listen is through our website. Simply go to the episodes page, find the episode you want to hear, and click play. It works no matter what type of device you are using.
Is there such a thing as a subscription? Yes. If you subscribe, new episodes are downloaded automatically. There are several ways to do this:
- On your desktop or laptop computer, the best way to subscribe is through iTunes.
- On your smartphone or tablet, you can subscribe through the Stitcher app, Apple's podcasts app, or the GooglePlay app.
- You can also subscribe to our rss feed.
How much does it cost? Free! Can't beat that, huh? Our episodes are available for free, thanks to our partners. You can support us, too!
Anything else? How about this cute video from Ira Glass, host of This American Life, and his friend Mary explaining how to listen to a podcast?