What is a podcast?

In short

A podcast is a recurring recorded programme delivered over the Internet. They can be audio or video, but most are audio-based conversations. Podcasts span all topics from technology news to business to fashion trends, and they can be created by anyone at all, from an individual barking passionate opinions at their phone to a global news organisation working in a professional studio.

People sometimes use “podcast” to refer to a single show or a whole series of shows, so where possible, we use the terms “series” and “episode” to make the distinction clear.

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