iTunes quit downloading episodes for one of my subscribed podcasts. The episodes are listed in the iTunes Store but they no longer download. I tried deleting the podcast and resubscribing but it quits at the same spot.

Is there a way for me to reset iTunes or the podcast to get this working? It's working for other subscribers but not for me. The same happens in the Podcasts app for iPhone.

  • Can you mention the name of the podcast in question?
    – Nimesh Neema
    May 1, 2019 at 20:22
  • Pass The Mic by The Witness. The last episode that downloaded was on April 9. The latest episode was created on April 22. May 1, 2019 at 20:26
  • This is the episode that will not download. podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-myth-of-absent-black-fathers/… May 1, 2019 at 20:26
  • iTunes doesn't actually store the podcast. It just lists a giant index of podcasts and their locations. When you play a podcast, Apple goes to the location where the owner of that podcast has it stored. Most often, if there's a problem getting a specific podcast to play or download, you should contact the podcast owner/creator.
    – fsb
    May 1, 2019 at 20:28
  • @fsb I was just able to download and listen to the specific episode all right.
    – Nimesh Neema
    May 1, 2019 at 20:29

1 Answer 1


Based on our troubleshooting in the Comments, the problem appears to be from the podcast provider's side.

Using two different podcast players in iOS, the last available episode for download was several weeks ago. The latest version is not yet available.

By going directly to the podcast owner's site, the episode is playable directly from there. It will not download to the podcast player, however. The OP will contact the podcast creator for further assistance.

  • I just posted a comment about this on Facebook letting them know the problem still exists. They publish the podcast on different platforms. I will use one of them until the iTunes podcast is fixed. May 1, 2019 at 20:58
  • It looks like they just fixed the problem. I may stick with Spotify since it appears that a good number of the podcasts are on there. The app is a lot easier to use than the Podcasts app is. May 1, 2019 at 21:17
  • I would also recommend Overcast. It's a very good free podcast player with a lot of time-saving features.
    – fsb
    May 1, 2019 at 21:29

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