On the go? Take The Rachel Maddow Show with you, automatically downloaded to your PC or portable media player. Msnbc.com brings you free video and audio podcasts from NBC News, MSNBC TV and msnbc.com.
How to subscribe
Manually: Right-click a podcast's 'POD' button in the list below, select 'Copy Shortcut' or 'Copy Link', then paste the link into your podcast software.
iTunes: Click a podcast's 'iTunes' button
Zune: Click a podcast's 'Zune' button. More info.
What is a podcast?
Podcasts are audio or video files that are automatically delivered directly to your computer, and can be transferred to your iPod, Zune or other portable media player. You can subscribe to as many podcasts as you want — simply select the podcast below, subscribe to it in your podcast software and the audio or video will come to you automatically. If you're familiar with RSS , simply think of podcasting as RSS for audio and video.
Must you subscribe?
No. You may also manually download the current episode of any of our podcasts by right-clicking the file type button (MP3 for audio, and MP4 or WMV for video) and saving to your PC.
How can I use podcasts?
First, you will need to install a “podcatcher,” podcasting client software that downloads the audio or video automatically to your computer. Once the podcatcher software is set up to access msnbc.com, it will continually poll the msnbc.com podcast feeds for the latest updates. A number of free podcatching software packages are available for download. Popular software includes iTunes, iPodder, RSSRadio and iPodderX. Find a podcast application here.
How much does it cost?
Must I have an iPod, Zune or similar player?
Absolutely not! While many podcast users do use their portable players, you can always enjoy podcasts straight from your PC.
What audio format does msnbc.com use?
All msnbc.com audio podcasts are available in .mp3 format, and will work with virtually any audio player software or portable MP3 player such as the iPod, Zune, Creative Zen, etc. We may add other audio formats in the future, so stay tuned.
What video format does msnbc.com use?
Our video podcasts are currently available in two file formats: MP4 and WMV. Choose whichever best suits your PC or portable device. For the video podcast feeds, the "POD", "iTunes" and "Zune" links are the MP4-based feed.
The msnbc.com feeds in the podcast format are provided free of charge for use by individuals for personal, non-commercial uses.
Attribution to msnbc.com must be provided in connection with your use of the feeds. If you provide this attribution in text, please use: "Msnbc.com." If you provide this attribution with a graphic, please use the msnbc.com logo that we have included in the feed itself.
We reserve all rights in and to the msnbc.com logo, and your right to use the MSNBC.com logo is limited to providing attribution in connection with these RSS feeds.
Msnbc.com reserves the right to cease offering these feeds at any time or require you to cease distributing these feeds at any time for any reason.