A podcast is an audio file that can be listened to on your computer or MP3 player.
(Sometimes the term podcast refers to a video file, although video podcast is often used in this context.)
Read a two-page overview from an educational perspective: 7 Things You Should Know About Podcasting (Educause article)

Short Video: Podcasting in Plain English (by The Common Craft Show)

(If above video does not play, here is a direct link)

Book: Salmon G and Edirisingha P (2008) Podcasting for Learning in Universities (in library), with comprehensive website Podcasting for Learning in Universities (the practical guide by the same authors How to Create Podcasts for Education is on order).
The NDLR is a good source of podcasts, as are iTunes and RTE.

Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds.
See Audacity resource for video podcast on how to create a podcast and download instructions

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