Podcasts are free recordings that are automatically downloaded to your computer and to your iPod or other MP3 audio player. No iPod needed! If you don’t have a portable music player you can listen via your computer.
What you’ll need
To listen to podcasts you’ll need a computer with a high-speed connection to the Internet. You’ll also need a portable MP3 music player such as an Apple iPod, or a player from any other company. If you don’t have a player, you can use your computer’s speakers.
Step three: listen!
The Pardes podcast main page in iTunes; click to enlarge
If you have an iPod, synch it with your computer and you’re done! –enjoy the podcast episode.
If you have an alternative to the iPod, drag and drop the audio file from iTunes to your music player. Specific instructions depend on your music player and how it synchs with your computer. But the audio file itself is always compatible because it is an MP3 file. (This is not true for music purchased via iTunes.)
If you decide not to use iTunes, the software will need the feed web address for the Pardes podcast. Here it is:
The iTunes Podcasts page showing the Pardes podcast and the episode’s summary popup; click to enlarge. Use the “i” link to bring up the episode’s summary window.
Many of the Pardes podcast episodes will include a printed handout. The summary window will have have information on the handout, or go to www.podcasts.pardesusa.org for the handouts.
What do you think of the podcast? We’d love to hear from you. Please send us email via podcasts -at- pardesusa.org. Let us know where you listened to the podcast, what type of music player you used and how you heard about the podcast.Thanks!