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Podcast

A collection of digital media files distributed over the Internet, often using syndication feeds, for playback on portable media players and personal computers. The word, like radio, can refer either to the content itself or to the method by which it is syndicated; the latter is also called podcasting.

Webcast

A media file distributed over the Internet using streaming media technology; a webcast may be distributed live or recorded. Essentially, webcasting is broadcasting over the Internet.

Podcasting Explained

Ask A Ninja: Special Delivery 1 "What is Podcasting?"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEmss2lg-ug

CNET Reviews: Ask the Editors
http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-10166_7-6213170-1.html

O'Reilly Digital Media: What is Podcasting?
http://digitalmedia.oreilly.com/2005/07/20/WhatIsPodcasting.html

Directories & Lists

NPR Podcast Directory
http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast/podcast_directory.php

OpenCulture – Podcast Library
http://www.oculture.com/

Podcast Directory: Current Science & Technology
http://www.podcastdirectory.com/podcasts/3126

Podcasting News: New Media Update Index
http://www.podcastingnews.com/index/

Science and Technology Podcasts from the U.S. Government
http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Reference_Shelf/Libraries/Podcasts/Science.shtml

SciTech Journal Podcasts

Nature Magazine
http://www.nature.com/nature/podcast/

Science Magazine
http://www.sciencemag.org/about/podcast.dtl

Scientific American
http://www.sciam.com/podcast/

New Scientist
http://www.newscientist.com/podcast.ns

Selected Science, Technology & Medicine Podcasts & Webcasts

Johns Hopkins Medicine Podcasts
http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/mediaII/Podcastsinstructions.html

Library of Congress Science & Technology Webcasts
http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/results.php?cat=8

National Library of Medicine
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/listserv/rss_podcasts.html

The Naked Scientists Podcasts
http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/

Science@NASA Podcasts
http://science.nasa.gov/podcast.htm

ScienceFriday
http://www.sciencefriday.com/feeds/about/

The Sounds of Science Podcasts from the National Academies
http://media.nap.edu/podcasts/

Related Stuff

Podcasting Tutorial
http://www.feedforall.com/podcasting-tutorial.htm

Podcasting Tools
http://www.podcasting-tools.com/

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