How Do I Listen To FolkCast?
You don't need any special kit to listen to FolkCast online,
other than a set of speakers or headphones connected to your computer.
If you can hear other sounds from your computer, you can hear FolkCast!
However, FolkCast is a large sound file, so while a broadband connection
isn't absolutely necessary, it's definitely recommended. If you are on
a dial up connection, you can still listen but it'll take a long time
to get the file.
LISTEN 'LIVE': Got speakers? Got broadband? Just go to the Archive and click the "Listen" link to hear your chosen edition.
You can also save these files to your computer for later listening, to transfer
them to an MP3 player, or burn to an audio or MP3 CD. Right click on the "Listen" button, and select "Save Link As..." to download.
AUTOMATIC DOWNLOAD: What makes podcasting different to streamed media is that you can download the show and listen when and where YOU want to. We strongly recommend that you use this method to listen to FolkCast.
To download the latest show and automatically receive future editions
you need to have an RSS Podcast Client (often called a "podcatcher"). We recommend Juice
a free client that works with the latest versions of Windows and
Mac OSX. Other podcatchers are available. Click here to see the latest list for all operating systems. And click here for an instructional video of how to install the software once you have it.
Once you have your RSS Podcast Client, subscribe via our RSS feed here (if clicking that link does not activate your podcatcher, you may have to manually copy and paste the URL into the podcatcher. The URL is:
Alternatively, if you use iTunes, you can
subscribe to FolkCast via the iTunes Music Store. Subscription is free.
Once you have iTunes simply click
here to be taken to the subscription page. Alternatively, go to the
iTunes store, click "Podcasts" and search for "FolkCast".
Subscribing via iTunes or other podcatcher is the best way to stay up to date
with FolkCast for minimum effort - subscribe once and as long as you run
your podcatcher once in a while, the latest FolkCast show will
automatically come to you!