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.
With which devices are podcast programs compatible?
According to a study by Westwood One, podcasters listen to audio how much more than the average American?
What is one of the defining traits of podcasts?
They provide breaking news.
They are episodic.
They are live streams.
With what sort of device do most people listen to podcasts?
What does podcatcher software do?
sorts all of your podcasts by category
finds and downloads podcasts automatically
optimizes podcasts for portable devices
Which podcast was the fastest to reach 5 million downloads or streams on iTunes?
"This American Life"
"TED Radio Hour"
The first season of "Serial" covered which topic?
a 1999 murder
a 2001 robbery
a 1989 kidnapping
An enhanced podcast often has what characteristic?
images synced to the audio
large video files
Which podcaster holds the record for the most downloaded program?
The Adam Carolla Show set a record for the most downloads from 2009 to 2011. How many times was the show downloaded?
Which celebrity started the "Daily Source Code" podcast?
The podcast "Serial" has been downloaded at least how many times?
Podcasting was named after Apple's first iPod, which was released in what year?
About how many Americans listen to podcasts each month according to Edison Research?
about 90 million
about 70 million
about 45 million
Who is credited with being the first to use the term "podcasting"?
In what file format are most podcasts created?
Which U.S. president was the first to use the podcast format for weekly radio addresses?
President Barack Obama
President George W. Bush
President Bill Clinton
What year was the first podcast released?
How does RSS technology facilitate podcasts?
It allows you to add comments to podcast episodes.
It compresses audio and video files.
It helps automate podcast delivery.
A company named Personal Audio claimed to invent what?
RSS feed technology
Who was the host of the very first podcast?
What percentage of the population has listened to at least one podcast, according to the Pew Research Center?
Why did Apple issue cease-and-desist orders to many podcast developers?
They were using the Apple logo to promote their broadcasts.
They were using the term "pod."
They were using file formats incompatible with iTunes.
Which year did Apple release a version of iTunes with built-in support for podcasts?
Compared to radio broadcasting, podcasting requires how much equipment?
about the same amount of equipment
What challenge has likely prevented podcasts from becoming more popular?
podcasts are hard to find online
podcast file formats are too varied
Apple stifles the medium
What was the first video podcast?
"The Joe Rogan Experience"
"Dead End Days"
According to a Westwood One study, what's the median age for podcast listeners?
25 years old
30 years old
35 years old
Which technological advancement heavily contributed to the spread of podcasts?
high-speed Ethernet cables
To what does the term "podsafe" refer?
music that can be used on podcasts without burdensome licensing agreements