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Podcasting with Audacity™: Creating a Podcast with Free Audio Software - Mac, Windows, and Linux by Scott Granneman, Dominic Mazzoni

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Chapter 1The Big Picture

The word podcast comes from the words iPod and broadcast. Of course, not everyone who listens to a podcast uses an iPod, but let’s face it—the iPod is the current king of portable music players, and the ability to listen to audio programs on an iPod whenever you want, instead of on the radio when they happen to be playing, was a revolution that couldn’t have happened as quickly if the iPod wasn’t so ubiquitous.

Why Podcast?

Two main elements make podcasting so revolutionary:

  • Listening to fresh, timely programs and shows on your portable audio device, not just music—whenever you want to, not just when a particular show happens to be on the radio. A key component of this is software that automatically discovers new episodes ...

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