About podcast
About podcast

22.01.2020

What does podcast mean?

"Podcast" is a portmanteau word, formed by combining “iPod” and “broadcast". Podcasts seemed like radio but more amateurish, which wasn’t the most compelling sales pitch. Some people prefer using the 'backronym' POD for 'portable on demand', to remove the brand-dependency of the term when it was originally coined. 

 

Some numbers

Right now, there are more than 700,000 active podcasts and more than 29 million podcast episodes.

Podcasting as a whole has been growing rapidly, and as a media format, it now spans over 100 different languages.