What is podcasting?

In common use, "podcasting" refers to delivering audio programs over the Internet.  These programs are often similar in style and content to radio shows and are typically provided as MP3 files, but they can be any type of audio in any digital audio format.  A "podcatcher" is software that allows you to subscribe to a series of related programs such as our Resurrection Weekly Sermons and get the new individual programs automatically when they are made available online.  Once downloaded to your computer, the programs can be easily transferred to an inexpensive portable MP3 player, allowing you to take them with you wherever you go.

For example, with free podcatcher software such as iTunes or Juice (formerly iPodder), and an inexpensive portable MP3 player such as an iPod, you can:

  • set your computer to automatically download Resurrection sermons each week as soon as they appear on the Internet, by simply subscribing to our podcast
  • set your computer to automatically transfer those sermons to your MP3 player
  • listen to those sermons on your run or commute