What do I need to hear a podcast?
The first thing you need is podcast subscription software. Your options include the latest version of Apple's iTunes (which has the software built in), or other services such as iPodderX or Juice, to manage your podcast subscriptions. At this point, you will already be able to listen to podcast audio from your computer (provided your computer has a sound card and can play MP3 audio files). If you want to also make your podcasts portable, you will need to transfer them from your computer to a portable media device.
How do I subscribe to or download a podcast?
How much does it cost to use NPR's podcast?
Which content does NPR offer in podcast form?
Where can I find podcasts from my local station?