Oxford University’s new, improved podcast portal is now available. With a clean, modern appearance, the new portal showcases the University’s podcast library in an easy to browse format, while still providing the same rich options to explore content by series, topic, speaker as well as department or college.
Around a third of our listeners use their phones to access podcasts. A welcome development is that the site has been redesigned to work well across your desktop and mobile devices, making it even easier to use.
The site's search feature has also been improved, making it easier to filter by topic or keyword, as well as being able to see the results as episodes, series or speakers - whichever way you prefer.
Accessibility features including layout, links and alternative formats have also been improved. Additionally, captioned episodes are clearly indicated on all lists and searches.
Emma Smith, Professor of Shakespeare Studies at Hertford College told us:
Since my lectures were included on the podcast site, I’ve had loads of conversations with people all across the world who’ve listened in. It’s great to see a new, more accessible website to include even more listeners.
If you regularly create content which is featured on the portal, or would like to, we recommend taking a look at our podcasting guidance which has been updated to reflect the features in the new podcasts portal.
More information about contributing to the site can be found on the Getting started with podcasting page on our IT Help website.
Accessing the site
Every month, tens of thousands access Oxford’s podcasts, why not join them? The portal features more than 12,000 podcasts by around 11,500 different academic contributors - you’ll find it at its usual URL, podcasts.ox.ac.uk.