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What is a Podcast?
A recorded file of the actual show that can be downloaded for later use. Podcasts can be downloaded to your computer, Ipod, or any MP3 player. You can also subscribe to the series and new episodes will automatically be downloaded as they are published to a podcaster on your computer. Refer to Podcast FAQ for more information.

What is a podcatcher?
Podcatcher is a term commonly given to software that lets you automatically get the latest versions of a show. You tell the software what shows you want to get, by adding the rss feed url of the show into a form the software provides.

The software then periodically checks to see if the url has any new episodes; if so, it downloads them to your computer while you sleep. Click on Listening Options and Instructions for more details.

Subscribe:
If you have iTunes installed, simply click the button below.

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Listening Instructions Page
How do I listen to podcasts on iTunes?
Apple maintains iTunes which is one of the larger portals that provide podcasts. The following are step-by-step instructions:

  1. Download the latest iTunes program if you don't have it installed.
  2. Click "Advanced > Subscribe to Podcast"

You can also put "Iona College Athletics" in the podcast search box. For more information, please visit the podcasts FAQ page from Apple.

You can also utilize a "Podcaster" to automatically update your podcasts while you sleep.

What is a podcatcher?
Podcatcher is a term commonly given to software that lets you automatically get the latest versions of a show. You tell the software what shows you want to get, by adding the rss feed url of the show (ICGaels.com's URL is at the top of this article) into a form the software provides.

The software then periodically checks to see if the url has any new episodes; if so, it downloads them to your computer while you sleep. If you dock your iPod at night, when you get it in the morning, it will be loaded with the new episodes.

There are many free options. About.com maintains a page that suggests its choices for the best Windows and Mac podcatchers. We've also provided links to free programs here:
Juice | Omea | Awasu | Google Reader


FAQ PAGE

Do I need an iPod to receive podcasts?
No. Podcasts are merely RSS feeds that include audio and video files in the enclosure field. Many of the newer RSS feed readers allow users to listen to podcasts.

I don't want to use iTunes. What else can I use?
All you need is a free podcatcher program. There are many free options. About.com maintains a page that suggests its choices for the best Windows and Mac podcatchers. We've also provided links to free programs here:
Juice | Omea | Awasu | Google Reader

I've downloaded a podcatcher. Now what?
Subscribe to our podcasting feed. Each program will be a little different but you simply need to find the area in the program where you can add a podcasting stream. Paste our url in the form and you're subscribed:

Why is it called Podcasting?
The name comes from iPod and broadcasting, which has managed to cause confusion because an iPod is not needed to listen to podcasts. Regardless, the name has stuck.

Who do I contact for help with podcasts?
Please fill out and submit a customer service ticket online for assistance: Create Ticket

For additional questions please refer to the Apple FAQ page


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