Understanding Podcasting

Educational Uses of podcasting:

Finding, Subscribing, and Listening to Podcasts

Podcasts for Educational Use

Free Tools for Creating Podcasts

  • Audacity is a free audio editor that can be downloaded from the following link: http://audacity.sourceforge.netYou will need to download LAME MP3 encoderto convert your file to an mp3 format. (Because of software patents, Audacity cannot put this encoder inside their program.)
  • Free Play Music http://www.freeplaymusic.comallows users to preview and download files files of varying time lengths, including 10, 15, 30, and 60 second clips.
  • Gabcast http://www.gabcast.com
    Sign up for a free account and record audio files using your telephone. Each recording can be up to 60 minutes in length. You dial an 800 number, type in your channel number, channel password, and record your episode. The episode is saved as an mp3 file to your account where you can download it to your computer and open it in Audacity.
  • Edublogs http://www.edublogs.org Posting podcast episodes to a blog creates RSS feed for them so that others can subscribe to them.
  • PodBean http://www.podbean.com/hosts podcasts for free. Storage limit of 100MB for free account, 1GB for $2.50 per month. Users have their own site much like a blog that has several nice features, including comments, embedded player, and RSS subscription.

How to Cite Podcasts : Name of author, host or producer (if available). "Title of podcast." Date of podcast. Podcast. "Title of Podcast show." (if different than title of podcast). Title of larger site (if available). Date of download.


Mondello, Bob. "Charlton Heston, Old-School Gentleman, Dies at 84." 8 May 2008. Podcast. "NPR Movies". National Public Radio. 10 April 2008. <http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=89421208> Source: Library, Univeristy of California, Berkeley. Retrieved July 15, 2008 from http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/mla.html