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What is a podcast?

A “podcast” is a buzzword to describe a very simple concept: an audio or video file available on the Internet for you to listen to and/or watch. A podcast can also refer to a series of these audio or video files (similar to how a TV or radio “show” can be a series of shows or just one show). When using the word “podcast”, most people refer to the entire series and not just one audio or video file.

Audio and video files have been made available on the Internet for years. Why is a podcast different?

Break PODCAST down into two parts. First the POD: you can either listen to a podcast on your computer or transfer it to your portable audio/video device, which means that file is Portable, and it’s On-Demand because you can listen to or watch it when you want, where you want. The CAST means the file is sent out to you over the Internet, in the way a “broadcast” comes to you over the radio or TV airwaves. But instead of using a radio or TV, with podcasts you use a computer connected to the Internet, and on that computer you have a program that allows you to subscribe to, manage, and listen to or watch your favorite podcasts. That’s where Podcast.com comes in: you don’t need an extra program to listen to or watch your favorite podcasts, or to subscribe to them and manage them, because you can do that right on our site.

What kind of content will you be hearing and/or seeing in a podcast?

Everything from homemade video/radio shows to big-budget productions, from targeted advertisements for products you’re interested in to cartoons, comedy, commercial or non-commercial — you name it. The great part about podcasts, as you’ll see as you browse our site, is that there is something for everyone.

You can also refer to Wikipedia’s entry on the definition and history of the word “podcast”.

Why Subscribe?

Want to make sure you never miss an episode? The best and only way to make that happen is by subscribing. Subscribing is easy at Free Talk live, we've got a ton of options for you to choose from for your viewing preferences. Whether you want to listen on your iPod, home theater, or your computer, there's an option that will work for you. We've gathered all the various ways you can subscribe below, along with some simple instructions so you can take one step closer to never missing an episode!

How Do I Subscribe?

There are two ways to subscribe - either by using the applications offered by some of our fantastic partners or via RSS feeds. Below you will find all your options explained, as well as instructions for each:

1) Applications
  • iTunesSubscribing via iTunes makes it easy to listen on your computer, iPod/iPhone or AppleTV.
  • ZuneSubscribe via the Zune Marketplace to listen on your Zune handheld.
  • MiroAn amazing open-source, non-profit video player. Download torrents and podcasts, play any video, and do it with style.
2) RSS

RSS is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works. They benefit readers who want to subscribe to timely updates into one place. Simply copy and paste the feed URL below of the file format of your choice into your favorite RSS reader and you'll never miss an episode. Learn more.

This is the URL you will need to paste into your RSS reader: http://feeds.feedburner.com/ftlradio

Suggested RSS Readers

You have many options when it comes to choosing an RSS reader. Here are our trusted picks - click below to get the reader:

  • JuiceWant to listen to internet audio programs but can't when they are scheduled? This program lets you create your own custom online audio anytime, anywhere. Really.
  • Google ReaderHave trouble keeping up with the sites you visit? Read them in one place with Google Reader, where keeping up with your favorite websites is as easy as checking your email.
  • FlockFlock is a web browser based on Firefox that is oriented towards integrating Social Networking
  • TivoYou can also use this feed to listen to FTL on your Tivo.

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