Thursday, December 08, 2005


The word of the year declared by the New Oxford American Dictionary is podcast.

The term is defined as "a digital recording of a radio broadcast or similar program, made available on the internet for downloading to a personal audio player".

The word is derived from a combination of "broadcasting" and "iPod".

It will be added to the online version of the dictionary during the next update early next year.

LINK - 'Wordsmiths hail podcast success' (BBC News, 7 December 2005)

I have found that 'subscribing' to podcasts is a good way to catch up on radio reports that one would otherwise have difficulty in listening to live at the time.

The best way to 'subscribe' is through Apple's iTunes (which you can download for free). They have a menu for podcasts.

My subscriptions are:
Australian ABC Radio - Dr Karl on triple j; and
NPR - 7am and 7pm news summaries, All Songs Considered, Books, Movies, Music, Pop Culture and Story of the Day.

If you have any favourites that may interest me, please send me a message.

*As always, please check out Cooper and Camilla who always have interesting things to say.


Thursday - another dull day. I didn't feel like my raw chicken wings for dinner tonight. Just not hungry I guess.


Blogger The chick said...

Can someone please explain what these podcats are? Then I can reveal all my favourites too.

Thursday, 08 December, 2005  
Blogger Keiser said...

podcats are like podpeople.

beware the podpeople - as in the invasion of the body snatchers (google that).

Thursday, 08 December, 2005  

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