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Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Podcasting by Curtis Franklin, George Colombo

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Chapter 9. Public Syndication

With your podcast files prepared and ready, it’s time to let the world hear what you’ve created. You could simply put the file up on a web server and tell people to click on a link, but automated downloads and synchronizing with portable MP3 players are among the strengths of podcasting. You allow your listeners to take advantage of this automatic synchronizing by creating small files that implement RSS—Really Simple Syndication or, in another version, Rich Site Summary—on your site.

RSS, a special application of XML, allows readers who use one of the many RSS reader ...

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