When I talk to people about podcasting, they’re often puzzled about how to access these free audio (and sometimes video) shows.
The most generous podcasters offer several ways to listen and/or subscribe:
- Direct download of an MP3 file
- Streaming audio from a Flash player
- A link to an RSS feed
- An email link to a subscription
- A one-click link to iTunes.
I find iTunes to be a handy way to download and keep track of the podcasts I subscribe to, and to synch them with my iPod.
If you’re new to iTunes and find the whole idea of subscribing a little daunting, check out this short tutorial from Apple. You’ll be a savvy listener in no time.