Podcasts are video and audio programs that can be streamed or downloaded on computers, smartphones and personal music players via the Internet.
The term "podcast" is a portmanteau of the words "broadcast" and "iPod", the name of a popular portable MP3 player. Most podcasts are produced exclusively for an online audience, though some TV shows and radio programs are also available as podcasts. Podcasts offer a wide range in themes and formats, from news reports to storytelling programs to comedy shows.
Obesity levels across Africa are rising — and it’s most prevalent amongst lower income earners, with young urban African women hardest hit. But, are young Africans risking their health by trying to show off their affluence through what they put in their mouths? All that and more on this edition of The 77 Percent with host Jessie Wingard.
Get your Lederhosen out and deck the tables with checked tablecloths. The Stammtisch heads south this week, as Michaela and Jeremy go trawling the corridors of the Munich Security Conference. Is German politics in crisis? Or is it a problem within the main parties? Damien McGuinness finds out at the Stammtisch with Jeremy Cliffe, Michaela Küfner and Ben Knight.
Confused about the coalition? Shaky about Schulz? Angered by Angela? Well, look no further: we have some answers. Or at the very least some hot political gossip- and some very classy music. That's at DW's Stammtisch with Damien McGuinness, Michaela Küfner, Jeremy Cliffe and Kate Brady.
The bamboo plant has been identified as one of the species with big potential to address looming unemployment especially among young people in Uganda. With an estimated 50,000 hectares of bamboo small local markets are steadily emerging for various products made out of this plant and can offer employment in small scale industries.
Fighting HIV means fighting stigma — we meet some young people in Uganda living with the virus doing just that. And, forget "Bend it like Beckham" — a group of girls and young women in Kenya are using football to become empowered. All that and more on this jam-packed edition of Pulse with host Jessie Wingard.