What is a podcast in a few words?
A podcast is an audio or video program that you can listen to or watch over the internet. Podcasts are usually series of episodes, like a TV show, but you can listen to or watch them at any time. You can listen to podcasts on apps like Apple Podcasts or Spotify.
What is a Podcast?
Podcasts were first launched in 2004 and have since become incredibly popular - in 2020, 50% of all Americans have listened to a podcast! The word “podcast” is a combination of 'iPod' and 'broadcast', and the first podcast was called the 'RSS-Only Radio Show' The most popular podcasts are not always the longest running. The most popular podcast ever is 'Serial' - which was only 12 episodes long!
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What do you think makes a podcast interesting?
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What is a podcast?
- A social media platform
- A digital audio file available on the internet for downloading or streaming
- A type of video game console
What is the origin of the word 'podcast'?
- It's a combination of 'iPod' and 'broadcast'
- It was named after its creator, Adam Podcast
- It's derived from the Greek word 'podia', meaning 'to listen'
'Serial' and 'This American Life' are examples of what type of programs?
Which device(s) can be used to listen to podcasts?
- All of the above
Can you make your own podcast?
Work together in pairs: What are some ways that podcasting is different from other types of media such as radio, TV, and movies?