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Podcast Help

What is podcasting?

Podcasting is a way to receive audio broadcasts through the Internet using an automatic "feed" in a process called "subscribing." You can listen to the podcast from your computer using free software, or you can transfer the file to a portable media player, such as an MP3 player. To subscribe to the podcast, however, you need podcasting software. There are many free or commercial podcasting applications available for download. You can search on "listen to podcasts" to find many applications to choose from.


How do I subscribe to a podcast on the FDA web site?

On the FDA web site, podcasts are identified by the podcast icon podcast icon. To subscribe to a podcast, select the icon, then copy and paste the URL from the address line in your browser into the podcasting application. Once you subscribe to a podcast, new content is automatically downloaded to the podcasting software on your computer as the site updates its information.