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Podcasting means making an audio file that you have created available on the web for people to subscribe to. This video from Common Craft will explain exactly what a podcast is:

How I’ve used podcasting
Here are links to my posts about podcasting here on my blog technoLanguages:
3 Series on Podcasting: Just Try It!
3 Series on Podcasting: DIY Podcasting!
3 Series on Podcasting: Some Groovy Resources and Where To Find More
technoLOTE Podcast Episode 2: Making Teaching More Human With Podcasting - interview with Andrew Douch

Here are some video tutorials on how to create a podcast with Audacity and iTunes:

My links in del.icio.us tagged podcasting
Where to find podcasts: iTunes Store, Podcast Alley
How to ‘catch’ podcasts: iTunes, Juice
TIP: When you have finished creating your track - all your imported audio, sound effects etc, and you have exported it as a .wav file, it is a good idea to run the through The Levelator. The Levelator is a free download and it simply levels out the sound of your file. This can be great if you have a few inconsistencies in your sound. It’s also easier for your listeners if the podcast is as ‘level’ as possible - not so many nasty bursts of sound!

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Podsafe Music: Podsafe Audio
Sound Effects: Absolute Sound Effects Archive
Free Sound Loops: freeloops.com
Another Audacity and Podomatic tutorial from Teacher Tube
Always search You Tube, Google Video or Teacher Tube for video tutorials. There are how-to videos on everything.
If any of the links don’t work, or I mentioned something that wasn’t linked here, you can find anything you need on Google. Some search terms to try are:
podcasting + how to, podcasting, podcasting +tutorials, free music loops, free sound loops, podsafe music, audacity, podomatic

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