by Tina Gasperson

A podcast is a recording that you can download onto your computer hard drive. The name is based on the popular iPod mp3 players made by Apple, but podcasts play on many different devices, not just iPods. It is easy to make your own podcast and distribute it on the Internet for others who may be interested in what you have to say.

Once you’ve decided what subject you want to focus on for your podcast, the next thing you’ll need is a computer with empty hard drive space, or some other way to store your podcast files once you’re done recording them, such as a thumb drive. Make sure you have about one MB of storage space for every minute of recording you want to do. A 30-minute podcast takes up about 30MB of disk space.
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