What is podcasting?
Podcasting is a form of RSS that embeds an MP3 audio file or MP4 video file in the subscribed feed.
Do I need an iPod to play podcasts?
You don't need Apple's iPod to play podcasts; they play right on your Mac or PC, and also on a variety of portable media players.
How do I play a podcast?
Many users choose to use either iTunes or Miro as their podcast aggregator (software that compiles and plays podcasts). Both are free and simple to use on both Mac and PC platforms.
If you're using iTunes, wherever you see a podcast icon or link, you can listen or subscribe to that podcast feed via the iTunes interface. If you're using another podcast player, you can paste the URL of the podcast RSS feed into “Add Channel” or “Subscribe to Podcast” in your preferred player.
Alternately, you can click this type of link which will allow you to listen to podcasts right in your browser.