The term “podcast” has been declared as Word of the Year by the New Oxford American Dictionary. According to a
BBC article, podcast will be added to the online version of the dictionary during the next update early next year. Interestingly, the BBC also says the term was first coined by journalist Ben Hammersley.
And ever since, podcasters have been explaining, “No, even though the name is PODcast, you don’t need an iPod!” Now we know who to blame. ;-)))