A multitude of acronyms, phrases and terms exist in the podcasting space. Here are the most common words to know, whether you’re a podcaster, advertiser or listener. The terms are divided into several loose categories to help you find the term you are looking for. If the definitions here don’t answer your questions, many other resources exist to provide additional information.

If you are interested in a specific topic, choose the appropriate page of terms from the left. If you are unfamiliar with podcasting or even the Web in general, the website terms page is a good place to start for general terms.