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Current Episode

The current episode of NIH Research Radio below is also available by phone. Dial 301-276-3384 and press 3.

In this episode insight into your lungs and arteries, and a story of biobanks plus a news update.

For those who have the appropriate software downloaded and would prefer to listen to this week's podcast on your computer, here is the direct link:

This NIH Research Radio Podcast is updated every other Friday.

Technical Help

What is Podcasting?

Podcasting is a digital recording of a radio broadcast made available on the Internet for downloading to a personal audio player or a computer. Once a provider serves the data as a Podcast feed, you can listen to it on your PC or Mac by using Podcasting software (see below). Since Podcasts are MP3 audio files, you can transfer feeds to your MP3 player.

How do I listen to Podcast on my computer?

To listen to Podcast feeds on your computer, you need to download Podcasting software. There are many free or commercial podcasting applications available for download. Here are a select few:

How do I listen to NIH Podcast feeds in my Podcast software?

Copy the URL and paste it into your Podcast application. For instance, in Juice, go to the Subscriptions menu, click on the "Add New Feed" button, and paste the address into the dialog box.

Subscribing saves you the hassle of having to manually check for new Podcasts. New NIH Podcasts are automatically downloaded to the podcasting software on your computer every other Friday.

I’ve subscribed to the NIH Podcast but don’t hear anything. What do I do?

First, be sure that you have audio player software. Then check that the correct audio file was downloaded to your computer. You may need to modify the update settings in your Podcasting software to ensure that this process occurs automatically. The NIH Podcast is updated every other Friday. If the feed time has passed and an audio file is not available, please check this Web page to verify that the new content has been posted.

Minimum System Requirements

If you want to listen to the NIH Radio audio reports and/or Podcasts on your computer, please ensure that your system meets the following minimum requirements:

  • Processor: 266 MHz Intel Pentium II processor or equivalent
  • Memory (RAM): 64 MB of RAM
  • Internet Connection: Broadband (DSL, cable, wireless, satellite or powerline high-speed internet connections)
  • Sound Card: 16-bit sound card and speakers
  • Digital Media Player: Windows Media Player® 6.4 or RealPlayer® 10
  • Operating System: Windows® XP, 2000, 98, NT 4.0, or Mac OS

Technical Support for Podcasting Applications

We are unable to provide support for Podcasting software or to test our feeds with specific Podcasting applications. If you are interested in using this technology or need technical support, you should enlist the help of your computer support staff.

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Joe Balintfy
NIH News Media Branch

About NIH Radio

NIH Radio offers free audio news programs from the National Institutes of Health, your reliable source for health information.

All NIH Radio content is in the public domain and can be used without charge or restriction provided that it is not used to misrepresent our agency nor used to suggest we endorse any private organization, product, or service.

NIH Radio is a service of the Office of Communications & Public Liaison.

This page last reviewed on September 21, 2012

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