Questions tagged [podcasts]

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

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Show “All Episodes” in podcast app on Apple Watch, not only older episodes

I have an Apple Watch (Watch OS 7) with 3G. It charges every night next to my phone, yet the synchronised podcasts on my Apple Watch are always 2-4 days behind the actual episode list (and even ...
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If I update a podcast episode on my server, when does it get updated on Apple Podcasts?

I have noticed that some podcasts are different depending on the date I download them. For example, some have different advertisings when I download them again. I also noticed that some podcast ...
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Podcast app doesn't play over wifi at all

Just upgraded to Catalina 10.15.6 (From high sierra). The podcast app doesn't play over Wi-Fi speakers. I tried airplay via Apple airport router as well as through my stereo. It just keeps playing ...
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Is there a way to store podcasts on a separate drive in Catalina?

I just got a new Macbook Pro running Catalina, to replace an older Macbook running Mojave. I used Migration Assistant to move my old user account over to the new machine from a Time Machine backup ...
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How do I find a RSS URL for a podcast in the Apple Podcasts directory?

I have both a Mac (macOS Catalina) and an iPhone (iOS 13.5.1). When I find a podcast in the Apple Podcasts directory I'd like to be able to subscribe to that podcast in any RSS reader, which requires ...
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How can I use my fourth gen IPod classic to play podcast episodes in correct chronological order?

The default order when I download podcast episodes to my IPod is reverse chronological, such that the most recent episode plays first. I'd like my podcasts to play in correct chronological order, such ...
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How do I activate Apple ID on iTunes Store via Web?

I want to publish a podcast show on Apple Podcast. Apple requires an Apple ID that is activated on the iTunes Store for this process. I am running Linux on my computers and Android on mobile devices. ...
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Is there a way to get Apple podcasts transcripts on a Mac (Catalina 10.15.3)?

How to listen to podcast and read a transcript? Or is there an option to open a transcript of a podcast for reading? I'm on Mac with MacOS Catalina 10.15.3
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What is the function of Plus button (﹢) in Apple Podcasts app for iOS?

I am using the Apple Podcasts app on my iPhone. Say I subscribe to a podcast and it's status changes from Subscribe to Subscribed. Now when I go to browse the list of all the episodes for the podcast,...
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Is there a way to force podcasts to Apple Watch?

I get podcasts on my Catalina Mac and then take a walk playing a podcast on my Apple Watch. Then it stops. Apparently it only partially loaded. Eventually the rest of it loads. I'm not sure ...
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How come the Podcast app is hogging so much GPU?

I have a 15 inch 2015 MacBook Pro with Catalina installed, and I was wondering why my fans go nuts when I play a podcast with the Podcasts app. Htop didn’t show any unusual CPU activity, but then I ...
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What does “Add to Library” and “Remove from Library” mean in Podcasts?

They're just podcasts. Episodes should be either downloaded or not downloaded, and podcasts should be either subscribed to not subscribed. But it seems an episode can be "in your library" without ...
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How do I see unplayed podcasts?

On Catalina, I have a station set up to show unplayed podcasts. Right now it shows a podcast from yesterday "Science Friday Part 2", but not "Science Friday Part 1", which I had to find by looking ...
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Correct settings to record computer audio with Garageband, internal mic and ishowYouAudio

I have the following aggregate device to record audio on the computer however I am sometimes getting some very bad feedback buzzing noise can be heard in this podcast episode. https://cafe....
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How to listen to these downloaded BBC radio shows with Catalina?

For years I have been downloading radio shows from the BBC, tagging them as 'podcasts' and putting them into iTunes. With the Catalina update these files no longer seem to be listenable! The Podcasts ...
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Playing speed of podcasts set to super fast with no slow down option

I have tried for about two months now to slow down the playing speed of my podcasts in Apple Podcasts on iPhone 6S (iOS 12.4.1) and have had no luck. It always used to be the correct speed until one ...
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Podcast stops playing

A podcast I'm listening has issues in the last few episodes, possibly since the iOS 13 update but I'm not sure. At some point in the podcast the playing stops. In the "progress view" at the bottom of ...
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Exporting podcasts from iOS app as OPML

I have finally decided to switch from the Apple Podcast app to Overcast, but I cannot find a way to move my subscriptions. A (similar question) was asked a while ago, but iTunes has changed since then,...
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iPhone 8 randomly resumes playing podcasts and music when I plug in my headphones. Any way to stop?

I listen to music at my desk and when I get up to do something and return and plugin my headphones the music or podcast sometimes resumes. Thing is, whatever app resumes playing isn't necessarily ...
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How do I delete podcast episodes “Synced from iTunes” in iOS 13?

I recently updated to Mac OS Catalina, so I no longer have iTunes. I've already tried deleting the Podcast App and re-installing, but there are still podcast episodes "Synced from iTunes."
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How can I add MP3 to the podcast app on my MacBook with Catalina 10.15? [duplicate]

Before I updated to Catalina, I was able to add MP3 files to iTunes, then select get info -> options, and change media type to podcast. I was then able to listen to MP3s (which were mostly lectures) ...
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How to search podcasts using spoken audio?

I remember seeing this alert: new in Apple podcasts search the audio beta type to find topics and people mentioned in the audio. I have since dismissed that pop up and have never seen it again. Now ...
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How do I transfer podcasts to an iPod shuffle (2nd gen) in macOS Catalina?

When I plug in an iPod shuffle (2nd generation), it appears in the sidebar under Devices in the new Music app, but not in the new Podcasts app. The iPod also appears as a location in Finder, but the "...
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Where does iTunes keep information on played podcasts?

I wanted to check the name of a podcast I listened to four months ago and that got automatically deleted. I could not find that information on the iTunes tabs: "Unplayed", "Feed", "Saved". I restored ...
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Suggestions on how to configure the settings for podcasts

I have a Mac running the latest (10.14) along with an iPhone also running the latest (12.4). I also have a couple iPads (12.4). I also have a Watch. I think I have 7 podcasts that I subscribe to ...
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Remove playback speed control

I like that my Apple Watch (series 3) shows a Now Playing screen whilst listening to a Podcast on my iPhone; however I often accidentally press the playback speed button on it. This is annoying and ...
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My iTunes media files sometimes randomly get deleted

My iTunes media library is located on an external hard disk. Occasionally when I try to play an old saved podcast episode, I will get this alert box: This means the file was mysteriously deleted (or ...
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How to add podcasts manually to the new Podcasts.app on macOS Catalina

I'm on macOS Catalina (10.15 Beta (19A471t)), and I'm trying to add manually downloaded podcasts that I copied from an iTunes library to the new Podcasts.app. I tried to simply drag the files into ...
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How to remove podcast from home lock screen?

Is it possible to turn the podcast home screen to off? Currently if I lock my phone, the last podcast I was listening to is displaying and if I accidently press the start button it turns on. I don't ...
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Can I sync podcasts from the iPhone to my PC's iTunes? (not the other way around)

Back in the iPod days, I used to download podcasts in my PC with iTunes, then sync them to the iPod. Now that I use an iPhone, I download the podcasts directly on the phone, but I'd like to sync them ...
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Adjusting volume in car switches iPhone to music

Since our phones updated to 12.2 my wife and I have both experienced the following problem in each of our Toyotas - when listening to a podcast (on Stitcher) if we adjust the car audio volume the ...
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iTunes 12: How Do I Fix a Problem with a Podcast That iTunes Quit Downloading Episodes For?

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 ...
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Why are the stars not visible in iTunes?

I want to rate a Podcast and had a hard time finding the stars which are not displayed in my macOS iTunes. Using Windows I managed to find out where they are. Is this disabled in macOS iTunes or is it ...
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Why doesn't iTunes allow to search for podcasts related to Uyghurs?

It just occurred to me while trying to locate an old podcast on Uyghurs that iTunes doesn't allow to filter your podcasts based on that word, but allows to filter podcasts for other words such as ...
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How can I determine how much storage is required for a specific podcast?

I want to download some podcasts for offline listening/viewing, how can I determine how much storage they will take on my device before downloading them?
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What's the difference between the 3 “Apple Keynotes” podcasts?

I want to download a keynote for offline viewing, but I'm not sure how to decide between the three different podcasts: Apple Keynotes Apple Keynotes (HD) Apple Keynotes (1080p) I'm assuming that HD ...
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iTunes thinks there is a podcast on my ipod when there isn't

Every day I listen to podcasts. When I'm done with them, I plug the iPod into the computer and uncheck the ones I no longer want, and then hit "sync" again. iTunes thinks that there is a podcast on my ...
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ios defaulting to music in control centre

I was wondering if there was a way to prevent the control centre from defaulting to music. I listen to a lot of podcasts and I’ve tried various apps including Apple Podcasts to see if the following ...
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iTunes podcast connect

Has anyone successfully created a podcast on iTunes? I'm in Apple Hell : if I go to Podcast Connect, it lets me log in, then I choose "Podcast" as the type of content I want to create, and that takes ...
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Alternative to iTunes for Podcasts

I listen to podcasts using iTunes (my only reason to use it), and I am growing to hate it. Can someone suggest an alternative that: Will not download the podcast unless I specifically do so. Will ...
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How to access iTunes podcast playlists on iOS 11

I just upgraded to iOS 11 (took me a while to be ready to say goodbye to some of my heavily used 32-bit non-upgraded apps). Something I use my iPhone for A LOT is listening to my podcast smart ...
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Is it possible to move podcasts from iPad device to iCloud storage?

I have an iPad mini 2 with 16gb storage. I am always running out of space (yes, I know how to clear space on my iPad). I want to start listening to podcasts and would like to download a selection ...
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iOS podcast app without fixed episode limits?

I like to listen to the archives of the BBC podcast "In our time", which contains more than 750 episodes. But I can't see the all the older episodes with Apple's app, which has a 300 episode limit. Is ...
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Find only podcasts from a single country / language

Is there any way to make iTunes (or some command line tool, perhaps) show podcasts only from one particular country / in one particular language? Or, to put it differently, to hide all American ...
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Overcast app: Do Smart Playlists have a limit on the number of episodes they can contain?

I use Overcast on my iPhone and have several Smart Playlists set up. I was using one of them to play back the entire back catalogs of 4 podcasts that I wanted to catch up on. This is roughly 500 ...
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Podcasts app displaying duplicates, one with a cloud icon

I recently updated my iPhone 5s to iOS 11 and now Podcasts seems to be totally broken. All I want to do is play Podcasts I download - preferably on iTunes. Now I see seemingly identical Podcasts ...
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Disable Cloud/Download Podcasts in iOS 11

I sync an iPod Touch with the latest iOS (11.2.2) to the latest iTunes (12.7.2.60) on Windows 10. I download and delete podcasts manually in iTunes. I have podcast playlists in iTunes, but since ...
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How do I listen to podcasts on my Apple Watch?

I have a few podcasts which I want to listen to on my Apple Watch. I know that it’s possible to transfer music from an iPhone to an Apple Watch, but there doesn’t seem to be a similar option for ...
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Will restore from iCloud backup erase podcast.app queue (iOS)?

My iPhone is sluggish so I want to restore it. Concerned I’ll lose my long podcast queue if I restore. Would iCloud/iTunes restore retain my queue?
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How to delete a podcast episode without advancing to the end

I listen to podcasts on my iPhone X. Sometimes I want to delete a podcast episode mid-listen and not finish it. I can see and delete unplayed episodes or fully played episodes, but cannot figure out ...

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