What Is A Podcast? – PCI 347

We’re here to answer the question: what is a podcast? As podcast creators and listeners we have some strong opinions on what this means technically and creatively. Below are some examples of definitions from online and our team and expanded upon in today’s episode.

Today’s Hosts: Mike Dell and Todd Cochrane

From the dictionary:

Podcast noun

noun: podcast; plural noun: podcasts

A digital audio file made available on the internet for downloading to a computer or mobile device, typically available as a series, new installments of which can be received by subscribers automatically.

We ask some team members here at Blubrry to give their definition of what a podcast is.

Dave Clements: From a non-technical side, a podcast is a collection of episodes, which can be audio or video, but audio is the most widely used form of media. It becomes a “podcast” when it’s distributed by an RSS feed.

Aaron Hope: A podcast is a digital broadcast about a topic or a series of topics.

Cyndee: A podcast is a storytelling tool.

Barry Kantz: Podcasting is a revolution, similar to Gutenberg’s invention of the printing press allowing the spread of the written word, whereas podcasting allows the spreading of the spoken word.

MacKenzie Bennett: On-demand (mainly audio) storytelling content.

From Chat GPT:  Podcast (noun): A series of digital audio files in which people have passionate discussions about everything from true crime to potted plants, providing a perfect excuse to ignore your to-do list, procrastinate on chores, and avoid awkward small talk with strangers during commutes. Often mistaken for an invisible friend when listeners are caught laughing alone in public.


Tom Rossi from Buzzsprout and the Podcast Standards Project

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