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What is a podcast?

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Podcasts are audio programs, similar to radio programs, available for download over the Internet. You can subscribe (free of charge) to a podcast and have new episodes automatically downloaded to your smartphone or computer.

Do I need to own an iPod to listen to a podcast?

No, you can listen to a podcast in your browser and with and many other devices. A variety of smartphone apps are available to keep track of your podcasts.

How do I subscribe to an Oxford Journals Podcast?

In order to subscribe to a podcast you must first download a Podcast App/Client or an RSS reader that supports podcasts. iTunes is one of the most popular but there are many others.

There are many ways to listen as well. Once an episode is downloaded this can be played on your computer using software such as iTunes or Windows Media Player. An alternative is to load the episodes onto a portable MP3 player.

Oxford Journals Podcasts can be subscribed to using the links and RSS feed URLs on each podcast's page.

How can I listen to an individual episode, rather than subscribing?

Individual episodes can also be listened to direct from the website using the episode links:

How much does a podcast cost?

All Oxford Journals podcasts are free.

Do I need to give any personal information to subscribe to a podcast?

You do not need to give any personal information to subscribe to a podcast.

Can I use a podcast for broadcast or educational purposes?

Please contact Oxford Journals permissions department at Journals Permissions.

Do you have transcripts of each show?

Unfortunately transcripts are not available in most cases.

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