Some help and advice on using the University's podcast service.

What is a podcast?

Usually a podcast features one type of 'show', with new episodes released either sporadically or at planned intervals such as daily or weekly.

The podcast could contain audio files or videos.

How do podcasts work?

Podcasting is the method of distributing multimedia files over the Internet using syndication formats, for playback on mobile devices and personal computers.

Once you subscribe to a for a podcast series, all subsequent episodes will be automatically downloaded to your computer or device.

If you use iTunes you can listen to them straight away within the player software or transfer them to a portable player.

If you use an aggregation tool, such as Juice, you will be able to play them in the media player of your choice.

Podcast software

There are many ways to access and listen to podcasts. Some of the most popular options are:


iTunes is a popular type of media player software with podcast support and access to a large podcast directory. You can listen through your Mac or PC as many times as you like or sync your podcasts to your media player. iTunes is a free download.


Juice Aggregator

Juice lets you select and download shows and music and play them whenever you want on media players or computers. It is free and available for Windows, Linux and Mac systems.

Juice Aggregator

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