I have an iPod Nano 3rd Generation that I use to listen both music and podcasts from iTunes.

Now the issue: I have a bunch of non-iTunes podcasts in MP3 format that I want to add to my iPod as podcasts.

So far, if I add them, they get added as music and they get mixed with the music and I don't like this solution because if I shuffle I get podcasts mixed with my music.

There is any way to keep those MP3 podcasts separated from my MP3 music? Is there a way to keep them with the iTunes podcasts?

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This issue has little to do with an iPod Nano but has to do with MP3 settings for the MP3 file itself in iTunes. To change a plain MP3 to a podcast, open up iTunes, select the MP3 then select Get Info on the MP3, select Options & then look at the Media Kind list. One of the Media Kind options is Podcast so just select that and then copy the newly modified MP3 file to your iPod Nano or any iDevice. You should be good to go.

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  • I'm on Windows iTunes This method works, but the "converted" podcast does not show up in iTunes under Podcasts, only on my device in the Podcasts app.
    – Baodad
    Commented Feb 17, 2017 at 6:42
  • How do I do it in Music.app since iTunes is no more as of 2021?
    – DataGreed
    Commented May 26, 2021 at 0:54

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