A podcast is a series of audio or video files that are periodically released and downloaded to a user's computer or mp3 device. Podcasts are usually delivered through subscription to an RSS feed or through a podcatcher, such as I-Tunes.
Share series of audio files (i.e. podcast)
What it is:
If you have a lot of audio files you want to share with others, one of the best ways to do this is by means of a podcast. A Podcast is a series of audio (or video) files that are accessible via RSS. Watch the video below for more details.
Recent graduate Stefan Claypool '09 has collaborated with other alumni and current students to launch Escape Pod X, a radio theater podcast and serialized anthology about a character traveling the galaxy. The project was born out of the Middlebury Radio Theater of Thrills and Suspense (Mr|Tots), a popular radio theater program hosted by WRMC 91.1FM, the college radio station, and syndicated by other college radio stations around the country. Radio Theater at Middlebury started in 2005 with the class of 2009.
Professor James Morrison (Political Science) has begun podcasting all of his lectures. These lectures are available online and through iTunes. More information is available at Morrison's Web site.
Arabella Holzapfel works in the library at Middlebury, and one of her pastimes is producing a podcast of bellydance music: an eclectic mix of mostly Middle Eastern music, but also African, South American, and electronic and dance beats. The most recent "episode" of the podcast was downloaded more than 19,000 times by people around the world; there are a total of nearly 85,000 downloads of the eight episodes she's produced so far.