Wednesday, March 07, 2007

“My father hated radio and could not wait for television to be invented so he could hate that too.” Peter De Vries

I have already mentioned the software iTunes before but today I want to focus on getting new podcasts. First off the software is free and is available for Mac and Windows machines. Once the program is installed in your computer you can open it up and click on the right hand side where it says podcasts. If it is your first time opening this than it will ask you if you would like to go to the podcasts directory. You can click yes or at the bottom right you can click the link for podcast directory as well. At this point you will have many options like the top 100 podcasts or some categorized choices as well like sports or foreign language. Click on any of these and if you find something interesting give it another click. You should then see a description of the show and a list of past episodes. If you would like to test drive one of the episodes double click it and give a listen. If you like it you can get just the episode you are listening to by scrolling to the right and clicking on get episode. However if you decide you want to receive this regularly, near the top it should say subscribe, click that button. From now on you will get these in your podcast section of iTunes. If at any time you decide you don't want it anymore click on the podcast and hit the backspace button to delete it. I like iTunes for its ease of use. Think of this program like the ultimate jukebox of audio. Give it a try.

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