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Podcast Help

What's a podcast?

If you're new to podcasts, this help page should have you up and running in no time.

Like anything new, figuring out how to listen to a podcast can be little confusing initially. A podcast is really just like a recorded radio show that you listen to on demand by downloading it from the internet. With the explosion in popularity of podcasts lately, a bunch of new programs have come out to let you subscribe to podcasts so that you'll automatically have the latest one delivered right to your computer. These programs use a file that we put on our web servers to tell them when we have a new episode for you. They download the episode and you can listen to it on your computer or put it on your ipod or mp3 player.

iTunes for subscribing and listening to podcasts

One of the most popular programs for subscribing and listening to podcasts is Apple's iTunes. This program is available for free for both Windows and Macintosh computers.

Here's how to get iTunes and use it subscribe and listen to the SFAF Podcast.

Listening in a browser window or downloading the mp3

If you can't get the Flash player in the blog to work for you or you don't want to download Flash player (it's free!), most web browsers allow you to simply click on a link to an mp3 file and play the file in the browser. Just click the link that says download this episode of the SFAF Podcast.

Another way to listen is to right click on the link and choose "save link as" in Windows (or control click on a Mac and choose "save linked file" or "save file as") and save the file to your desktop. From there, you can double click on it and play it in the music player of your choice.

We hope you enjoy the SFAF podcasts and look forward to hearing your comments and suggestions. Please send them to feedback@sfaf.org. Thanks for your interest and support!

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