Whether they're binge-listening to a series to catch up or anticipating a new episode, people all over the world are hooked on podcasts. Are you all ears? See how much you know about the aural medium by taking this quiz.
Podcasts will play on almost any digital music device.
It's no surprise that podcasters listen to audio 45 percent more than the average American.
They are typically divided into numerous shows.
Smartphones are often credited with popularizing podcasts.
The automated subscriptions make podcasts much easier to access.
"Serial" became a cultural phenomenon.
The program leaves listeners with many unanswered questions about the murder of Hae Min Lee.
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Carolla takes this trophy, but Gervais' 2006 record of 4.5 million downloads stood for years.
His show was downloaded 59 million times. It was a major accomplishment for a host whose FM radio show was cancelled.
Curry was a popular video jockey on MTV before he started his podcast.
With at least 97 million downloads, the crime-related podcast revitalized podcast culture.
The Classic version of the iPod survived for 12 years after its 2002 release.
Forty-five million people is about 17 percent of the U.S. population.
Hammersley is a well-known technology journalist.
It's a universally recognized format that works on all audio devices
President George W. Bush's addresses were a very high-profile usage for the new technology.
"Radio Open Source," which is still going strong, began in 2003.
That means you don't have to manually download new shows.
They sued and won royalties from several podcasters, but their patents are now mostly invalidated.
Lydon was a political reporter for The New York Times in the '70s.
Twenty-nine percent of the population has listened to a podcast. Podcasters probably wish that number would grow more quickly.
In 2006 Apple declared it would not stop companies from using the word podcast.
The company didn't waste much time trying to capitalize on the format and released iTunes support for podcasts in 2005.
You need very little technology to start your own show.
Even after all this time, there still is no easy to way to find new podcasts.
"Dead End Days" was broadcast in 2003 and 2004.
The median age is 30 years old for podcast listeners and 45 years old for radio listeners.
Faster Internet speeds make it much easier to download content.
However, many people use copyrighted music without permission.