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Informazioni sul podcasting in italiano

Podcasting is the method of distributing multimedia files, such as audio programs or music videos, over the Internet using either the RSS or Atom syndication formats, for playback on mobile devices and personal computers. The term podcast like 'radio', can mean both the content and the method of delivery. The host or author of a podcast is often called a podcaster. Podcasters' web sites may also offer direct download or streaming of their files; a podcast however is distinguished by its ability to be downloaded automatically using software capable of reading RSS or Atom feeds. Usually a podcast features one type of 'show', with new episodes released either sporadically or at planned intervals such as daily or weekly. In addition, there are podcast networks that feature multiple shows on the same feed.

If you want to listen to your favorite radio shows and audio and video programs anytime, you can subscribe to the podcasts you want and iTunes takes care of the rest. Updates occur automatically. New episodes appear like magic. Podcasts sync to your iPod as soon as you dock it. Fast. Easy. Free. Podcasts on iTunes.
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British Council LearnEnglish Podcasting

LearnEnglish Podcasts are a way for you to practise your English language listening skills. You can listen on your computer, or download to your mp3 player. We've got something for everyone - from kids to adults and from elementary to advanced level learners. They are free, and if you subscribe we will send them to you every month. Please note that you cannot subscribe to our Kids listening downloads:


Education: English in the Real World

English Language learning for professionals and students studying for IELTS and TOEFL.
There are tapescripts so you can read what the speaker is saying as well as listen. There are also  special practice exercises included on the tapescript. If you've subscribed with iTunes the tapescript should download along with the podcast. If you're listening through web feeds in Internet Explorer 7, you'll find a link to the tapescript in your browser.


All In The Mind

All in the Mind, presented by Lynne Malcolm, is Australian ABC Radio National's weekly foray into all things mental a program about the mind, brain and behaviour. From dreaming to depression, addiction to artificial intelligence, consciousness to coma, psychoanalysis to psychopathy, free will to forgetting All in the Mind explores the human condition through the mind's eye.


BBC Podcast

Here is the podcast URL of the BBC:



11.ttp://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/radio/specials/148_phrasalverbs/ Phrasal verbs con audio di pochi minuti, da ascoltare con Real Player, prodotti dalla BBC (EXCELLENT!!!)

Nature Podcast

Each week Nature publishes a free audio show, presented and produced by Chris Smith and Anna Lacey at the University of Cambridge, UK, and sponsored by Bio-Rad.
Each show features highlights from news and articles published in Nature, including interviews with the people behind the science with in-depth commentary and analysis from journalists covering the research.:


In the Nature Podcast Archive, on the same URL, you'll find a lot of MP3 files with their scripts:


BBC Focus Magazine Podcast


National Geographic Podcast



LibriVox provides free audiobooks from the public domain. There are several options for listening. The first step is to get the mp3 or ogg files into your own computer: