Earthwatch Radio Launches Podcast
A new type of broadcasting has made it possible to listen to
Earthwatch Radio anytime, anywhere. And you don’t even need a radio.
Podcasting, a technology barely a year old, is changing the way
people produce and hear audio programs. Just as anyone can create a Web
page for the world to read, podcasts allow anyone to record an audio
program and broadcast it over the Internet for all who care to listen.
The twist with podcasting is that a software program automatically
searches for and downloads broadcasts. The result is a customized play
list of music, news, and talk radio programs. The broadcasts can be
downloaded to a computer or any MP3 player, such as an iPod (which
unofficially lent its name to the technology). With iPods running as
small as a pack of gum, listeners can not only choose what they want to
hear, they can listen whenever or wherever is most convenient.
Earthwatch officially began podcasting in December. Since then, over
30,000 podcasts have been downloaded. Earthwatch was one of the first
scientific and environmental programs to be listed on several podcast
directories, such as Podcast.net and iPodder.org
Visit Earthwatch Radio for more information about its RSS feed and podcast.