2. You put this audio file on your own server or hosting space. Back then, many internet providers would give customers 10 to 250MB of storage and an e-mail address with an internet plan.
3. Add your RSS feed to Adam's database of all known podcasts, with its URL and a brief description. This database or list quickly became known as the "podcast index."
4. Let your subscribers know about your latest episode by adding a record on your personal RSS feed.
5. Usually, your podcasting app is set up to check periodically all the RSS feeds of all the podcasts that you are subscribed to. The app will then download the audio file with its description and shows you a new episode.
RSS is a brilliantly simple and still very vibrant technology today. Chances are, you are reading this blogpost on your favourite RSS reader.