April 28, 2011
Podcasting enables you to listen to your favorite KERA programs on your schedule. You can subscribe to any podcast listed below to receive regular downloads to your computer or mobile device. You can use podcasting clients like iTunes  and WinAmp , a web-based service like Google Reader , or the free KERA Mobile App  for iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
How do I subscribe to an RSS Audio Podcast Feed?
1. Download and install podcast-compatible software (see examples listed above).
2. Familiarize yourself with how the software works by reading the program’s provided documentation.
3. Locate the podcast feed that interests you (see list above).
4. Add the address to the podcast feed to your podcast-compatible software by either manually typing the address or by copying and pasting from your browser.
Why do I just get a bunch of code or links when I click on a podcast link?
Podcast RSS Feeds are in XML format and are designed to be processed by podcast-compatible software, also known as an “aggregator.”
How does podcast aggregator software work?
Using an aggregator program, you subscribe to an RSS podcast feed. Identical in operation to an RSS news aggregator, a podcast aggregator automatically and regularly checks feeds to which you’ve subscribed. When a new episode of that podcast is available, and when the aggregator checks to see if a new podcast is posted, the aggregator retrieves the new podcast and alerts you that new content is available.
How do I listen to a podcast after I subscribe?
Though the process for listening depends on what type of software you are using, listening to a podcast typically involves two steps: First, download the most current audio files in the podcast to your computer. Then, open the audio files in an audio player (i.e. Windows Media Player, iTunes, etc) that is compatible with the file format. Some podcast aggregators combine these steps into one step; however, some podcast aggregators require that you highlight the podcast, select download, and then select open or play. For more details on how to download and listen to a podcast subscription, consult your aggregator software’s documentation.
How do I listen to podcasts on my portable audio player?
How you copy or “sync” subscriptions to a portable digital audio player depends on the podcast software you are using, as well as the type of mp3 player or other portable device you are using. The process is often similar to the steps described under the previous question; however, instead of listening to the audio on your computer you will be transferring or copying the current audio files to your portable mp3 player. Some podcast aggregators combine the step of downloading and transferring to a portable mp3 player into one step. However, some podcast aggregators require that you highlight the podcast, select “download,” and then select “sync” or “transfer.” For more details on how to download and listen to a podcast subscription on your portable digital audio player, consult your podcast aggregator and your portable audio player’s documentation.
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URLs in this post:
 iTunes: http://apple.com/itunes
 WinAmp: http://winamp.com
 Google Reader: http://www.google.com/reader/
 KERA Mobile App: http://www.kera.org/app
 Think: http://www.kera.org/podcasts/think/
 Anything You Ever Wanted To Know: http://www.kera.org/podcasts/anything/
 Track by Track with Paul Slavens: http://artandseek.net/trackbytrack/
 BBC World Service: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/podcasts/globalnews/
 Car Talk: http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast/podcast_detail.php?siteId=9911203
 The Diane Rehm Show: http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast/podcast_detail.php?siteId=5495237
 Fresh Air: http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast/podcast_detail.php?siteId=7060034
 Hearing Voices: http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast/podcast_detail.php?siteId=89697159
 Humankind: http://www.humanmedia.org/rss.xml
 Latino USA: http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast/podcast_detail.php?siteId=4819407
 Marketplace: http://marketplace.publicradio.org/RSS/
 PBS NewsHour: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rss/media/
 The People’s Pharmacy: http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/podcast/index.asp
 A Prairie Home Companion: http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/about/podcast/
 Radiolab: http://feeds.wnyc.org/radiolab
 Selected Shorts: http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast/podcast_detail.php?siteId=9911210
 Studio 360: http://www.studio360.org/podcast.html
 This American Life: http://www.thisamericanlife.org/Radio_Podcast.aspx
 Travel with Rick Steves: http://www.ricksteves.com/radio/podcast.htm
 Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!: http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast/podcast_detail.php?siteId=5183214
 A Way with Words: http://feeds.waywordradio.org/awwwpodcast
 The World: http://www.theworld.org/?q=podcasts_and_rss/the_worlds_podcasts
 More National Public Radio podcasts: http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast/podcast_directory.php?type=provider&value=1#podcast1
 More American Public Media podcasts: http://americanpublicmedia.publicradio.org/podcasts/
 More Public Radio International podcasts: http://www.pri.org/pri-podcasts.html
 iTunes Podcast FAQ: http://www.apple.com/itunes/store/podcastsfaq.html
 WikiPedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podcast
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