Originally Posted by horve1
Could you explain a bit to an old fogey, please?
If you'll download iTunes to your computer (it's a free program, available at http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/
) once you have it, it's really easy to open the music store (via a link on the left sidebar of the program) and search for podcasts. Podcasts are usually free, I've even found some old radio shows for free! Or if you know what podcast you're looking for you can sometimes find the website (for example googleing 'pointy sticks podcast' gets you www.pointysticks.org
) and find a download for it there - they don't always require itunes.
Since Aidan already covered what a podcast IS, there's no need to be redundant :D
My favorite podcast actually has nothing to do with knitting (*gasp*) , it's NPR's "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me" a news 'comedy/game show' of sorts.