Podcasting … sounds silly

January 16, 2008

Podcasts, a combination of the words iPod and broadcast, are audio programs that can be downloaded to your computer or mp3 player and listened to anytime. Or you can listen to them online.

Creating podcasts is fairly simply. You need a microphone, internal or external, on your computer and an audio recording program. The easiest program to use is Audacity. It’s a free download. Record your program – be careful of copyright restrictions! – and export it as an mp3.

Once you’ve created your mp3 recording, you can upload it to your blog or you can upload it to a podcast server such as Podcast Spot. Here’s a sample at Podcast Spot. Our library uses Blogger to host its podcasts.

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