LIBRARY PODCASTS - FAQ
What is a podcast?
The term comes from combining "iPod" and "broadcast."
An easy way to understand it is audio on demand. You listen when it's convenient for you. You can access it 24 hours a day.
Do I need an iPod?
No, you can listen to the podcast right on your computer using Windows Media Player (Windows) or RealPlayer (Mac).
You probably already have one of these installed on your computer if you've listened to audio before, if not, download for free using the links above.
You can also download it to any brand of MP3 player and listen on the go, while going for a walk, out shopping, on the bus, wherever!
Who else podcasts?
DLR Public Library and many, many others! There are thousands of institutions that podcast. Many radio and TV stations have hundreds of shows that you can download. For example, click on the links below for RTÉ, Newstalk and BBC to get see which pre-recorded shows you can listen to…
Why are DLR Libraries podcasting some of their programs?
People have busy lives and can't always attend the events in the Libraries when they'd like to. Podcasting offers those patrons a chance to listen to our biggest events whenever and wherever they want!
What types of library programs will be available?
We plan to podcast some of our events, such as the DLR Library Voices Series and selected other events in the future.
What does it cost to download or listen to a podcast?
Nothing. It's free