A podcast is a type of digital media consisting of audio or video files that are distributed over the internet and can be downloaded or streamed to a computer, mobile device, or other compatible media player. Podcasts typically consist of episodes or installments that are released on a regular basis, often weekly or monthly, and cover a wide range of topics, such as news, politics, entertainment, education, and more. They can be produced by individuals or organizations and can be accessed for free or through paid subscriptions. Podcasts have become increasingly popular in recent years, as they provide a convenient way for people to stay informed and entertained on-the-go.