What is Podcasting?
A podcast is an online audio recording that you can listen to on your computer or portable digital media player, such as an iPod or MP3 player. Listeners can retain audio archives of these files and listen at their leisure via an RSS feed. RSS (or Really Simple Syndication) is a format for distributing and gathering content from sources across the Web, including newspapers, magazines, and blogs.
What is needed to listen to Podcasts?
Podcasting is the syndication of audio files using RSS. Podcasting works the same as a standard RSS feed reader or news aggregator, the only difference is that the feed you subscribe to contains an audio file in it. Instead of reading content in your RSS feed reader or aggregator, you can listen to the contents of your feed using a reader or aggregator that supports podcasting, or you can listen to them on an iPod or similar device. The audio recordings associated with KDHE podcast feeds are in MP3 format and can only be played by devices that supports MP3 format.
What are the benefits for using Podcasts?
Listeners benefit from podcasting because, like RSS, podcasting is a means to publish content that ultimately gives the recipient the control over the information they want to see or hear.
Audio segments of announcements,
promotional campaigns and public service announcements (PSA's) developed by the Kansas Department of
Health and Environment to promote healthy Kansans living in safe and sustainable environments.