I take exception to the mis-use of the term Podcast in the recent [redacted] issues.
If only you would actually follow up the link to Google you provide and use it to define Podcast, you would find this: â€œPodcasting, â€¦, is a method of publishing files to the Internet, allowing users to subscribe to a feed and receive new files automatically by subscription, â€¦â€
And from Wikipedia: â€œPodcasting is an automatic mechanism by which multimedia computer files are transferred from a server to a client, which pulls down XML files containing the Internet addresses of the media files.â€
What you have is not a podcast, it is a manual download of an audio file. I would gladly add an RSS feed to my podcatcher and listen regularly as new shows are automatically downloaded â€“ like a real podcast. I will not regularly be registering all my details on a page before manually downloading the audio and manually causing it to be synchronised to my MP3 player. Iâ€™ve done it once and will not be doing it again, no matter how compelling the content.