Podcasts

WHAT IS PODCASTING?

Podcasting lets you automatically receive the latest release of your chosen topic as soon as it's available. You need to "subscribe" to receive a podcast, rather like you might subscribe to a magazine and get it delivered each week. An important difference is that all of the ACCA's podcasts are free, and you can stop receiving the files at any time.

WHAT DO I NEED?

In order to sign up for a podcast you need an internet connection and a piece of podcast software which is usually available free of charge.

HOW DO I SUBSCRIBE TO A PODCAST?

You will need an internet connection; and a piece of podcast software or an RSS feed reader.

How you subscribe will vary depending on which software you have chosen. Three pieces of software popular are iTunes, Juice and Doppler.

You can also subscribe using a web-based "feed reader" such as My Yahoo or Google Reader. These work in a similar way to the podcast software but are online rather than application-based and you need to have an account - they're usually free and easy to set-up but you will need an email address.

To subscribe the first thing you need to do is add the "feed" of the podcast to your software (or online reader). The feed is where the software will go to each time it wants to check for a new episode.