Podcasting is the method of distributing multimedia files, such as audio programs or music videos, over the Internet using either the RSS or Atom syndication formats, for playback on mobile devices and personal computers. The term podcast, like "radio," can mean both the content and the method of delivery. The host or author of a podcast is often called a podcaster. Though podcasters' web sites may also offer direct download or streaming of their files, a podcast is distinguished by its ability to be downloaded automatically using software capable of reading RSS or Atom feeds.
Usually a podcast features one type of “show,” with new episodes released either sporadically or at planned intervals such as daily or weekly. In addition, there are podcast networks that feature multiple shows on the same feed.
Even before the World of Warcraft was live, WoW Radio was on the air talking about the game. In time, other early podcasts started up like World of Warcast, Taverncast, and World of Podcast. Some of these early podcasts are still updating, some have changed subject matter, and others have podfaded. Today, Warcraft has over seventy active podcasts produced mostly in English but also French, Russian, Swedish, etc.
Popular WoW podcasts of note are: All Things Azeroth, Auction House Junkies, Blizzard Watch, Convert To Raid, Lore Watch, Outlandish, The Instance, The Rawrcast Show, Twisted Nether Blogcast, and World of Warcast. These podcasts as well as the others on the list cover a variety of topics such as gold making, raiding, lore, news of the week, guilds, and much more.
These podcasts are all currently being updated and in the language under which they are listed.
|WoWfan.cz Podcast||2011/10/30||Itunes||Czech (čeština)|
|Blizztalk||2009/09/03||RSS Feed||French (Français)|
|Le Podcast des Kaluaks||2010/11/09||RSS Feed||French (Français)|
|WoW-News||2008/08/12||RSS Feed||French (Français)|
|Buffedcast||2006/08/24||RSS Feed||German (Deutsch)|
|Ninjacast||2010/04/12||RSS Feed||German (Deutsch)|
|WoWCast||2011/07/31||RSS Feed||German (Deutsch)|
|Xass und Vanions Podcast||2010/07/27||RSS Feed||German (Deutsch)|
|Los Murlocos||2011/8/16||Youtube||Portuguese (português)|
|Russian World of Warcraft Radio||2011/01/13||RSS Feed||Russian (русский)|
|Las Aventuras de Perle||2009/11/27||YouTube||Spanish (Español)|
|Pastando en Mulgore||2010/11/19||Itunes||Spanish (Español)|
|WoW SFera||2010/07/27||Itunes||Spanish (Español)|
|Fredagsraiden||2010/09/21||RSS Feed||Swedish (Svenska)|
Podcasts which have ended or no longer cover Warcraft
- ^ Live episodes coming out 14:00 EST on Nordrassil Radio
- ^ Used to be the POW W.O.W. Podcast
- ^ Not related to podcast that ended 2009 and became Slash 2.
- ^ First show was July 21, 2009, but was lost this is the first archived episode.
- ^ first 20 episodes lost
- ^ Originally called 5 WoW Things
- ^ Was originally called Rage Quit
- ^ Dregcast was Pugcast originally
- ^ Archive 1
- ^ Archive 2
- ^ Know your role was originally Midweek review
- ^ Was originally named the Lore Hound
- ^ Was originally called Violent Noise
- ^ Made by the people that did Warcraft Trade Chat