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podcast, n.

Brit. Hear pronunciation/ˈpɒdkɑːst/
Hear pronunciation/ˈpɒdkast/
U.S. Hear pronunciation/ˈpɑdˌkæst/
Frequency (in current use):  Show frequency band information
Origin: Formed within English, by compounding. Etymons: English iPod  , -cast comb. form.
Etymology: < -pod   (in iPod, a proprietary name for an MP3 player) + -cast comb. form. Compare podcasting n., podcast v.

  A digital audio file of speech, music, broadcast material, etc., made available on the internet for downloading to a computer or portable media player; a series of such files, new instalments of which can be received by subscribers automatically.

2004   D. Slusher evilgeniuschronicles.org/2004/09/18/audioblog-for-sept-18-2004/ 18 Sept. (O.E.D. Archive)    So..I am podcasting right now, and you listen to my podcast.
2004   Cnet News.com (Electronic text) 8 Oct.   A network of bloggers is offering up ‘podcasts’—or pre-recorded Net radio shows that can be downloaded as a single file to an iPod.
2005   Wall St. Jrnl. 16 Dec. (Central ed.) b1/4   While most viewers stumble across vlogs while Web surfing, others find them on Apple Computer Inc.'s iTunes directory, which lists some vlogs, calling them video podcasts.
2008   C. Pahl Archit. Solutions for e-learning Syst. 81/1   Podcasts are architecturally unique in their relationship to e-learning, in large part because of the many different ways they can be employed.

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This is a new entry (OED Third Edition, December 2008; most recently modified version published online March 2022).