Frequently Asked Questions about Podcasts:
|What is a podcast?
Podcasts are audio files that are automatically delivered directly to your computer and can be transferred to your iPod or other portable MP3 player. If you are familiar with RSS, simply think of podcasting as RSS for audio.
How do I get started?
To get started, all you need is podcasting software, such as iTunes. Once you have downloaded and installed the software, you can subscribe to the TAH podcast. In iTunes, this is done by selecting “Advanced” in the toolbar along the top of the program window and then selecting “Subscribe to Podcast.” This will bring up a window with a text box for the podcast’s URL. To subscribe to the TAH podcast, simply paste in the following:
How much does it cost?
All TAH podcasts are free of charge.
Do I need an iPod to listen to a podcast?
No. While many podcast users do listen on their portable MP3 players, you can also listen straight from your PC using a program such as iTunes.
What audio format do TAH podcasts use?
Ashbrook podcasts are available in .mp3 format, and will work in virtually any audio player software or portable MP3 player.
The Teaching American History podcast will provide subscribers with a weekly seminar from a leading history scholar from our extensive audio archive. These seminars are designed to encourage teachers to seriously examine significant events in American history in light of the principles of the American founding, and also to encourage the use of primary source materials in the classroom.