So what the hell’s a podcast? Well you can see the technical info on it here at wikipedia. But you don’t want to read all that. Basically, think of a “podcast” as a recorded radio show. We record it, upload it to a server, and then you can listen to it in a lot of ways.
You can see a video called “Podcasting In Plain English” if you scroll down to the bottom of this page. It’s less than three minutes long, but is done very well.
Do I need an iPod to listen?
Do I need another type of portable media player to listen?
What do I need to listen?
Your computer. And luckily since you’re reading this, you’re already there.
Well then, how do I friggin’ listen to your damn show?
I’m going to give you a whole bunch of ways to do just that. Check out what I’m telling you below, and if that option doesn’t make sense, just move to the next one… eventually one of them will work for you.
1. Click the link in the blog post
To listen to that episode right away, go to the blog post of the episode you want to listen to, and right above the shownotes, click on this link:
It will then download and play the episode right in your browser window. Simple!
2. Download the file to your computer
Right-click the link shown in #1 above, and choose “Save link as…” or “Save as…” or whatever is necessary that you can save a file from a link. (Each version of Windows, MAC OS, and Linux has a different phrase for this.)
Then choose the location that you want to save the file. The file will look something like, “002_EFC-August_14_2007.mp3″
3. Subscribe in your podcatcher
A what? A podcatcher. A podcatcher is some kind of application on your computer that allows you to subscribe to our show. When you subscribe, our show is then automatically downloaded to your computer when we publish a new episode! That same program will then let you listen to the show directly, or copy it to your media device, burn it to CD or whatever. Podcatcher software are apps such as iTunes or Juice.
4. Add our podcast feed to your feed aggregator
I probably lost some of you in that. If I did, don’t worry, one of the first three will work for you. If I didn’t, then you already know what I’m talking about, and I’ll just give you the links below for some of the multitudes of RSS aggregators out there. Thanks!
Podcasting in Plain English
If you still are confused, have questions, not sure what to make of this, or just want to throw a comment, just send us an email. Our email address is fans [at] eaglesfancast.net.