What is Podcasting?
Podcasting is a way to get audio and video files over the Internet through special Web
pages designed to maintain a list of available items and promote new content. These special
syndication lists are called RSS Feeds and will usually be identified by an orange RSS
for lists of Web pages, or an orange Podcast
for lists of audio and video files. You may listen to or view these files on your computer
or download them onto a mobile device like a cell phone, an iPod®, or other portable audio
or video player. For more on RSS syndication lists, go to our RSS
How Do I Get Podcasts?
There are many options to find content and automatically retrieve the
most recent files.
You may need to download and install appropriate software, such as iTunes, Juice (formerly
iPodder), Doppler, or others available without charge on the Internet.
Online search engines, such as Google™ and Yahoo®, also include features enabling you
to subscribe to and download podcasts without installing software.
You may also listen to podcasts directly from a Web page, such as AHRQ's Healthcare 411 Web site.
How Do I Subscribe to AHRQ Podcasts?
To manually subscribe to AHRQ podcasts using your podcasting software or online service, select the links below or cut and paste the relevant podcast URL below into your podcast software.
How Much Do Podcasts Cost?
All AHRQ podcasts are free.
Current as of June 2008
Podcast Help. June 2008. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/podcasthelp.htm