Podcast Help

Help page for Podcasts.

Podcast Help

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 icon RSS button graphic for lists of Web pages, or an orange Podcast icon 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 Help page.

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


Internet Citation:

Podcast Help. June 2008. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/podcasthelp.htm


Current as of June 2008
Internet Citation: Podcast Help. June 2008. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/audio-video/podcasthelp.html