What is a podcast?

Read this explanation from iTunes.  In summary the benefits of podcasting include:

  • It is an easy, low cost way to host audio and video files
  • It helps facilitate an ongoing relationship between the producer (you) and the consumer by providing a subscription service
  • Podcasts are attractive to subscribers because they are free and easy to acces

Step 1: Create the audio track using Avairy.com.

First navigate to the Myna application.  Watch this Myna demonstration to gain a quick understanding of how to use the tool.

Step 2: Add images and publish your file using Podomatic minicast maker.

Podomatic allows you to combine your audio track with image files to create a rich multimedia podcast.

  • You’ll need to sign up to Podomatic or ask your teacher for the login details if you are using a class account.
  • First you’ll need to make the mini-cast
  • Next you’ll add it to your podcasts, this will give you the rss link that you can use to add to iTunes

Step 3: Add your podcast to iTunes

iTunes accepts podcasts from all users into the podcast directory.  You can search the podcast directory for interesting podcasts.

  • All the instructions are available in the iTunes support area.  Click here to read more
  • You’ll need to navigate to the podcast directory
  • Then you’ll need to find the ‘submit my podcast’ option
  • Once you have submitted it might take a couple of days for your podcast to appear in the directory

More help

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