Podcasts are a series of media files that are released episodically.

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How to get iTunes to keep downloading podcasts even if I don't listen to them right away?

As the owner of a Mac and an iPhone, I've naturally been using iTunes as my podcasting program. It works pretty well, except for one huge problem: if it determines that I haven't been listening to ...
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In iTunes 11, how do I download all existing shows for a podcast?

Recently, I've started listening to more podcasts on my iPhone. I've found a few that I like and want to listen to past episodes. Ideally, I want to just download. I can't seem to figure out a way to ...
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How do I change the playback speed in iTunes?

On the iPhone I can speed up the playback of podcasts to 2x. Is there a way to do the same in iTunes?
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How do I get podcasts downloaded directly to my iPhone and iPad to match the ones on my Mac?

Background I have a podcast subscription on my Mac. For example, Marketplace. It's a daily podcast, and I often get them by downloading them to the Mac (Snow Leopard 10.6.8) with iTunes (currently ...
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Is there any way to view full podcast title on my iPhone running iOS 4?

Most of the time the podcast title is long and it is truncated with dots at the end. I think since iPhone OS 3.?, title font size has gotten smaller so I can see more of the title. However, I still ...
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How to obtain the direct link to a specific podcast episode in iOS iTunes Store?

My friend, on her iPhone, wants to email me an iTunes Music Store link directly to a specific episode of a podcast. She wants to do this without downloading any 3rd party apps. Problem is....at ...
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What does “plays” really count in iTunes?

iTunes displays the number of "plays" for each track. What exactly does this mean? For example, playing a little bit of a track does not seem to increment the number. But playing most, but not all, ...
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Where does iTunes store the Podcast subscription info and preferences?

I'm having iTunes 10.5 problems (crashes on Podcast refresh) and I've been unable to export the subscriptions (the .opml file generated is empty). Are there text-readable iTunes podcast preferences ...
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How can I make the new Podcasts app update iTunes played status?

I currently have iTunes set to sync all unplayed episodes of all podcasts to my iPhone. (I'm a bit behind - there are nearly 70 of them.) Today I downloaded Apple's new Podcasts app, and was pleased ...
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What apps are available for subscribing to podcasts directly on the iPhone

I listen to a lot of podcasts - A lot of stuff from twit, cnet, smodcast and npr. I sync my phone about once every two weeks or so which for a lot of my daily podcasts is not good. For twit there's ...
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How to delete a podcast from new ios6 Podcast app?

The new ios 6 has Podcasts broken out into their own application. I've got a bunch of old podcasts there for some reason. I can figure out how to delete all the episodes, but I can't figure out how ...
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Podcast syncing between iTunes and iPhone doesn't work

I'm running iTunes 11.1, iOS 7.1, and Podcasts 2.0.2 for iOS, the latest versions of each. I'm signed into the same iCloud account on both my Mac and iPhone. Podcast syncing is enabled in iTunes, and ...
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Can I import my old podcast MP3s into iTunes?

The title pretty much says it all. If I have 25 podcast MP3s, how can I associate them with the podcast in iTunes?
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Can these 10 steps for creating a podcast episode be automated?

This is my first time trying to put together a recording of something which will become a podcast, and it seems like I have 10 "post processing" steps which I am currently doing manually. It's ...
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iPhone: play podcasts via voice command?

Is there a way to get the iPhone 3gs to play a Podcast via voice command? I've tried all sorts of things and it doesn't seem to work. I believe the official answer is no, but I was wondering if there ...
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How can I view the raw XML of an RSS feed in Safari (or Reeder)?

I want to see the raw XML of an RSS feed for a podcast. In Safari, as of Lion formatted XML files is supported. But RSS feeds are not formatted that way and instead presented in Safari's RSS Reader ...
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How does one a base a podcast playlist off of release date?

I'd like to be able to make a playlist that is all recently released podcasts. Unfortunately release date is not a field available for selection in a smart playlist in iTunes. Similar-ish dates like ...
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iTunes 11.1 won't let user delete podcast titles?

I got as far as this question where my issue came up only as a comment. I've heard and deleted the 9/6 and 9/13 episodes, but they appear in the list. A right-click (sorry yes I'm on a Mac but ...
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iTunes 11: Default Podcast settings

I would like to change the default settings for all podcasts. I know you can edit each one of them individually, but I would like to change the default for all to "Download All" and keep "All ...
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Is it impossible to listen to podcasts on iOS 6 now?

I'm on iOS 6 on my iPhone, and I don't like iOS 7. When I try to listen to a podcast on the iTunes app, it tells me to download the Podcasts app. When I try to download the Podcasts app, it tells me ...
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How do I keep Last.fm from scrobbling podcasts?

I would like to use last.fm to just keep track of what music I listen to, but I listen to a lot of podcasts as well, using both iTunes and my iPhone. Is there any way to prevent the Last.fm ...
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Podcast syncing via iCloud: Mark episodes as played/watched

I use iCloud to sync my podcast subscriptions across multiple devices (Macs, iPhone, Apple TV), and generally, it works: All my feeds and stations appear on all the devices. Also, the play position ...
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Is there an iPhone podcatcher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What apps are available for subscribing to podcasts directly on the iPhone I was glad to see that you can download podcasts directly from the iTunes app on the iPhone, ...
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Is there a way to undo the “Show all available episodes” option for a podcast in iTunes?

To easily download the latest episode, I selected the "Show all available episodes" option for a podcast to which I haven't subscribed. The podcast listing now looks like this: Is there a way to ...
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How can I get the iPhone Podcast app to resume playback after extended stop?

I noticed a while ago that the music app didn't play podcasts any more and that a (new?) podcast app does that. The result is that when I now listen to a podcast and stop it with the button on the ...
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Why does iTunes keep re-downloading my deleted podcast episodes?

I delete my podcast episodes from iTunes after I listen to them. Recently, I migrated from a Lion machine to a Mavericks machine (both iTunes 11), bringing my iTunes Library with me (but not my ...
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How do I view podcasts in a tiled artwork view using iTunes?

I upgraded from iTunes 10 to 11 and the view for my podcasts has changed. Is it possible to bring back the old tile view of my podcasts? The only option appears to be the list view on the side and ...
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How do I resubmit a podcast to iTunes after Apple has rejected it once?

Apple rejected my initial podcast submission but their rejection wasn't particularly informative. The email I got from iTunes is the following Dear podcast owner, The following podcast has ...
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Podcasts app “disappearing” from background?

I'm trying to give the new podcasts app by Apple a go. Every morning I listen to a podcast and then pause it when I get to work. When I want to keep listening a few hours later and just press on play ...
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How do I keep the iTunes Video Window from resizing

When watching videos or podcasts in a separate window in iTunes (10.4.1) OS X Snow Leopard, my preference is to place them at the bottom right of the screen. This is so I can keep browsing and working ...
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If I download podcasts on iTunes, should they download on my iOS5 3GS automatically, over the air?

I was under the impression this was a killer feature of iOS5. I'm running the latest versions of OSX, iTunes and iOS.
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iTunes 11: Where are my podcasts?

Ok, unless I'm missing something, I can't see my podcasts anymore? The only place they appear is in a new "Podcasts" playlist, which isn't much use to me for keeping track of episodes and ...
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What is the difference between “all unplayed” and “all new” podcasts?

When configuring the syncing of podcasts between iTunes and a device, it's possible to automatically sync "all unplayed" and "all new" podcasts. It's not clear to me what the difference is between ...
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Podcast App not downloading episodes to IPhone

for about the last week my podcast app on my iPhone 6+ has been preparing to download episodes but not downloading. Ian on iOS 8.3 This is serious I need to listen to Hansel minutes and history of ...
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iTunes: subscribe to a podcast without downloading it?

I listen to podcasts on iTunes (on OS X 10.11.3 BTW). There, I said it. I want to make a list of podcast channels I like so I can find them easily and quickly, but I want to stream them, not ...
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Album art on my iOS device differs from Mac iTunes

Roughly 20% of the time now, the song or podcast currently playing on my iPhone 3GS will display some completely random album art from another title in my library of 9967 songs, 19 podcast ...
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How can I see in iTunes how much time is left in audio books and podcasts?

When listening to audio books and podcasts iTunes and iPods/iPhones remember the last position. How can I see this piece of information in iTunes without playing the podcast? (It is displayed on my ...
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Podcast-containing playlists on modern iPhone

I have used iTunes to create various Smart Playlists that contain podcasts using intelligent criteria (unplayed and most recently added podcasts; least recently played music + 3 hours of unplayed ...
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Can I make the Podcasts App play my unplayed podcasts in chronological order?

The new Podcasts app is pretty swell. I'm particularly fond of the 'Unplayed Episodes' button that generates a playlist of all my unplayed podcast episodes, on which I can just hit 'Play' and let a ...
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iTunes app on iPhone won't download podcasts

If I browse podcasts in iTunes on my (iOS 5.1.1) iPhone 4, most listings of episodes don't even fully load, with the download buttons (or sometimes the entire listing) failing to render. The exact ...
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View / sort Podcasts list by subscribed status

I have roughly 50 different podcasts that, at one time or another, I have subscribed to. Only about half of those are currently subscribed to. When I look at my list of episodes in iTunes, the whole ...
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Is there a way of listening to your podcasts at a faster speed in itunes 10.5

I have a backlog of all my favourite podcasts and i was wondering if I could speed up the rate at which they play to say 1.5 or 2.0 of the normal speed
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Podcast cover art missing since upgrading to iOS 5

Since upgrading my iPhone 3GS to iOS 5 some of my podcasts no longer display their custom cover art. They sync OK but use the default image. I'm still syncing over USB, no iCloud or Wi-Fi sync at the ...
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How can I get DoubleTwist to differentiate between music and podcasts?

Since iTunes has no way to sync with my Motorola Droid, and all of my music is on my Macbook Pro, I recently tried out DoubleTwist. It detected my Droid right away. The problem is that when I chose ...
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How do I reset iCloud podcasts syncing?

So, since I updated iTunes to version 11.1, my podcasts library went a little crazy. Some episodes were deleted from my Mac and all episodes are now marked with the little blue pin (saying they're ...
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How to save an iTunes Podcast to a USB stick?

I have downloaded WWDC 2010 podcast from iTunes. How can I find the Podcast file and save it to a USB Memory stick so people who doesn't have iTunes can play it using quicktime?
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How can I prevent iTunes from automatically downloading podcasts?

I listen to podcasts, but almost always on my iPhone (by downloading them on the iPhone directly) and almost never on my computer through iTunes. I do sync my iPhone with iTunes. However, any time I ...
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Why isn't auto download working for the iphone Podcast app?

On my iphone, I use the Podcasts app and I have all of my podcasts set to auto subscribe and auto download. When I check the app in the morning, I see new podcasts showing up but there is a button ...
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Is there a fast way to export podcast URLs from iTunes?

Is there an easy way to export all my subscribed podcast URLs in iTunes? I am trying to subscribe to the same podcasts on a non-Apple device (Zune used instead of iPhone when running) but having to ...
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I want to play one podcast only on iPod Touch, but they play in series one after the other

I download multiple podcasts from one source, eg, five episodes of Naked Scientists. I want to listen to one only, but when the first finishes it automatically goes to the second, and third etc. I ...