A podcast is a single digital media file, or a series of such files, that is distributed over the web using syndication feeds for playback on your portable media player (e.g., an iPod) or a PC. A podcast is a specific type of webcast. A podcast may refer to either the broadcast method or the content. The host or author of a podcast is typically called a podcaster. The term podcast is a combination of Apple's iPod product, and the word broadcast. Since the pod in ipod means Portable OnDemand, podcast means - Portable OnDemand broadCAST. Most podcasts are pre-recorded and you can download them at any time. Others are live and even interactive. Podcasts are typically audio only, but multimedia podcasts are becoming popular and may include text information, as well as, pictures or videos.