Podcasts from the NZ Herald and Newstalk ZB are an easy, free way to stay up to date when you're on the move. It's just like radio, but you're in the driver's seat, able to download the best of news, information and story-telling shows.

You can listen from your computer, tablet or smartphone. You do need to be connected to the internet, but once you've downloaded the show, you can listen offline as well.

Perfect for the commute, or when you're running errands.

Smartphone and tablet

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All you need to know is whether you have an Apple iPhone, or if your phone is Android.

If you're with Apple, you just need to open the podcast app that is already installed. It looks like this.

Once you're in, search the name of the podcast you're after, and hit subscribe. Each new episode of the podcast will automatically update on your phone, for free.

Podcasts on the Herald and Newstalk ZB websites also include a link to iTunes. If you're on your phone, just click that link, and it will open to the podcast page. Then subscribe.

If you're with Android, you have two options. You can download either the iHeartRadio app, or Stitcher.

Open up the Google Play store and download one of them. They look like this.

Once you've got it, just search the name of the podcast you want, and hit subscribe.

Again, if you see a podcast you like on the Herald or Newstalk ZB websites, it will have the iHeartRadio link at the end of the article.

If you click from your mobile it'll take you straight to the podcast page, so you don't have to worry about searching for it.

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Our podcasts are all embedded in supporting articles on the Herald and Newstalk ZB websites.

If you see an interesting podcast as you're scrolling through, click it, hit play, and you'll be tuned in.

You're done!

Want some shows to get you started?

News buffs can get their daily fix from The Front Page, keeping you up to date on the most important stories from the Herald and Newstalk ZB. Click here for iPhone, here for iHeartRadio, and here for Stitcher.

Personal finance fans can listen to Cooking the Books, a weekly show dedicated to demystifying your finances. Click here for Apple podcasts, here for iHeartRadio, and here for Stitcher.

Or if true crime is more your thing, listen to Chasing Ghosts. The six-part investigation into the disappearance of Amber-Lee Cruickshank 25 years ago shows how it became one of New Zealand's most baffling missing person investigations. Click here for Apple podcasts, here for iHeartRadio, and here for Stitcher.