Podcatcher Definition - What is a Podcatcher?

A podcatcher is a piece of software designed to "catch" podcasts. Podcasts are an episodic form of digital media similar to episodic radio shows. The difference is that podcasts are distributed digitally through the internet, and must be downloaded to a device to be listened to, where a radio just picks up radio waves and if you listen at the right time you hear the show you want to hear. Podcatchers allow you to collate and catalog podcasts to be collected as new episodes are released, rather than individually seeking out podcasts to download and listen to. Podcatchers allow you to "catch" all new episodes of a podcast immediately, rather than finding them as they come out and manually downloading them to listen to.

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