WHAT IS POLICYCAST?
PolicyCastis a weekly audio program of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, exploring the issues facing the Lone Star State. A new edition is available each Thursday. Of course, PolicyCast is taken from another new word in the e-language: podcast. Podcast is a term applied to a broad spectrum of audio "publishing" on the internet. Users are able to subscribe to a "feed" that automatically updates with new installments as they come available. The word itself is a combination of "iPod" and "broadcasting." But one does not need an iPod or any other mobile audio device to enjoy the programming.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Not a thing -- this is a free service!
HOW DO I SUBSCRIBE TO TEXAS POLICYCAST?
Subscribing is easy, but you must first download and install a program that allows you to subscribe. A few examples of programs that you might use are: iTunes (available from Apple) and "iPodder."
Otherwise, you should use this link to subscribe: http://www.policycast.com/texaspolicycast.xml. Or, simply drag this icon ( ) to your podcast reader.
DO I HAVE TO OWN AN iPOD?
No, you do not have to own an iPod or any other portable audio device. Simply click on the episode you would like to listen to while connected to the internet, or save the file to your desktop for later enjoyment.
Of course, once the file is saved on your desktop, you can easily move the mp3 to a mobile audio device or burn it to a CD.
WHO SHOULD I CONTACT WITH QUESTIONS?
The PolicyCast is administered by David Guenthner. His e-mail address is email@example.com.