Today is International Podcast Day

September 30, 2016

Did you know the term “podcast” was first mentioned by Ben Hammersly in a 2004 Guardian newspaper article in which he rattled off possible names for this booming new medium, the “pod” of podcast is borrowed from Apple’s “iPod” digital media player; and the “cast” portion of podcast is taken from Radio’s “broadcast” term. As a matter of clarity, just because it’s named after Apple’s iPod, does not necessarily mean that you have to own or use an iPod — or any portable digital media player for that matter — to enjoy a podcast.A “podcast” is sort of difficult to explain because there really isn’t anything else like it — but rather, many things that are kind of like it.A good starting point, is to think of a podcast as “Internet Radio On-Demand.” It’s similar in that you can usually listen to it on your computer — but it’s more than that. [However, and not to confuse the issue, podcasting isn’t confined to just audio but can be video as well. Podcasts are “On Demand” and can be listened to on your schedule — not when a Radio Station decides to air it. So, it’s kind of like TiVo. ( at we have a few different podcasts we create and distribute from weekly news, to TV shows, and also video games! Check out our list of podcasts and subscribe to what interests you.  Even if you don’t find a Geek Versus show that you like, I hope you’ll explore the world of podcasts as I’m confident there’s something out there you’d enjoy. Do you have a podcast?  Drop it in the comment below, or feel free to share this post and promote your own show!

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