How to listen to podcastsPodcasting is a method of receiving syndicated audio content, using the RSS 2.0 file format, at no cost. Once a provider serves the data as a Podcast feed, users can listen to it on their PC or Mac by using Podcasting software (see below.) Since Podcasts are MP3 audio files, you can transfer feeds to your MP3 Player, e.g., an iPod.
To listen to the syndicated feeds on your computer, you can download the particular episode or download Podcasting software. There are many free or commercial Podcasting applications available for download.
If you are new to podcasting and need a way to download and listen you may want to try iTunes. Although there are many media software options available, iTunes is the all-round best solution since it not only downloads your subscriptions but also has it's own media player that plays both audio and video. You can also burn CDs from the iTunes software if you lack an MP3 player.
The iTunes software is FREE and works on your PC and MAC.