StocksandNews.com now offers podcasts, small MP3 audio files you can download onto your computer or portable MP3 players like an iPod.
There are several ways to listen to StocksandNews.com podcasts.
- You can simply click on the "Stream this article" link from selected stories on the site and the podcast will automatically start playing on your computer.
- You can subscribe to our automated RSS feeds, download them, then listen whenever you want. The feeds are available by subject area in both daily and weekly formats.
- And you can visit our 'podcasts and story links' page to either listen to the files or to read individual stories. You will also find links to previous days' content on this page.
How does it work?
By downloading and installing a free podcast program, you can subscribe to and automatically download new StocksandNews.com podcasts. From the StocksandNews.com podcast RSS page find the XML option and then simply copy and paste the URL link of the feed you want into your podcast software. The software takes care of the rest.
Each time you go online, the podcast software will connect to podcast.StocksandNews.com and search for new podcasts. You can then transfer them to an MP3 player or iPod and listen to them on the go.
How do I get started?
1. Get podcast software
There are a lot of programs on the Web, but we recommend iTunes for both Mac and PC. Dowload the iTunes podcast receiver and follow the installation instructions.
2. Subscribe to podcasts
For StocksandNews.com feeds, simply click on the topic area you are interested in, select the 'http:// ...' url (http://www.StocksandNews.com/podcasting/WeekInReview.xml, for example) from the address bar, and paste the url into your software's subscribe field. Once you are subscribed to a podcast, your podcast playlist is updated automatically whenever the directory is updated.
You can also listen to individual stories on your computer by simply clicking on the "Stream this article" link. The podcast will run in any MP3 player you have set up on your computer.
3. Get iPod (optional)
You can listen to any podcast straight from your computer, but if you have an iPod (or most any other USB music player) you can easily take updated shows with you even when you're not online. Just plug in your iPod, and set your iTunes 'Preferences' to automatically check for new shows as often as you like.