Information on RSS and Podcasts
What is RSS?
RSS is an acronym for Really Simple Syndication, which is an XML-based format for content distribution. RSS feeds can be read using software called an "RSS reader,” "feed reader," or "aggregator," which can be web-based, desktop-based, or mobile-device-based. Most browsers can act as an RSS reader.
The All About Grants podcast RSS feed can be found at: http://grants.nih.gov/podcasts/All_About_Grants/index.htm
What are podcasts?
Podcasts are digital media files, either audio or video, that are typically delivered via a Web feed (RSS feed); however, they can also be directly downloaded. Users can subscribe to the RSS feed to receive regular updates when new episodes are released using a podcasting software application. There are many free applications available for download; iTunes is one of the more popular applications. Podcasting software allows users to play audio and video files, manage their files, and transfer them to an mp3 player.
You can subscribe to the All About Grants podcasts by pasting our RSS feed URL (http://grants.nih.gov/podcasts/All_About_Grants/AAG_Feed.xml) into your podcasting software.