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

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Are Podcasts on iOS and Podcasts on macOS supposed to sync?

Is progress in listening to podcasts on iOS and macOS intentionally out of sync? My bookmarks are (mostly) synced across devices, but my play history never is. Is that intentional?
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Is there a way to "clear" Apple podcasts locally on iOS?

I regularly connect my iPhone 11 pro to my car via bluetooth to mostly play audio via Apple podcasts. The screen in my car has a "libraries" pane, and on there is a section for podcasts, and ...
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How to disable Podcast results from Spotlight

The only way I found is to uncheck "Documents" from "Siri and Spotlight" settings. But I lose results for documents in general. Any tips how to do that with keeping the Documents ...
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Control Podcasts in MacOS using Apple Watch

Is it possible to control the Podcasts app, running in MacOS, using Apple Watch? I tried using the watch's Now Playing app, also to use the watch's Podcasts app, and the built-in Remote app, without ...
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How do I import my old downloaded podcasts into either Apple Music or Podcasts app (in Monterey)?

Many years ago (like, pre-2017) I downloaded several dozen lectures (plain .mp3 files) and imported them all into iTunes. Then I changed the "Media Kind" for all of those files to "...
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How to hear just Maps' spoken directions, without triggering music/podcasts?

I have my iPhone 13 Pro connected via Bluetooth to my car stereo. Normally, I listen to podcasts or music while navigating via Maps. The spoken directions momentarily pause the music or podcast. ...
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How do I subscribe to a postcast by its URL iPhone Podcasts app?

I have a podcast RSS URL (copied in the clipboard) that I want to listen to in the Apple Podcasts app. On the "Listen Now" screen there's a link for "Add a show by URL" but when I ...
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A shortcut to switch audio output and play podcast for 15min

I use to listen to podcast before sleep. But that actually means: On iPhone 12, open overcast app and start playing Switch audio output to homepod Set it to stop playing after 15min (I expect to be ...
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Podcasts app on macOS keeps asking me to sign in

No matter how many times I try signing in or click cancel, the pop-up keeps reappearing with no way to finally get rid of it and to keep it from coming back permanently. Is anyone else having this ...
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How can I put a podcast on my USB device?

I have running headphones that I connect to my Mac via USB (they mount as an external volume). I can't figure out how to download podcasts onto them. When I try dragging the file from the "...
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CarPlay starts playing music after activating Siri even if no music was playing before

This issue has been driving me nuts: if I listen to music or a podcast, pause it, and then activate Siri using “Hey Siri,” the moment the Siri interaction ends it resumes playing the music/podcast, ...
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How do I add a podcast show to my Library without subscribing?

The latest update of Apple Podcasts (on iOS 14.5) removed a ton of shows from my Library. It appears to have kept only the ones I was actively subscribed to. But I have many shows that I like to ...
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Does the Apple podcasts app differ by ios version or iphone version?

I'm using the Apple podcasts app on ios 14.6 on an iphone 7+ and on the Library tab there is a "Recently updated" section, but my friend has an iphone XR on ios 14.6 and on his Library tab ...
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ISO/IEC 13818-3 - Does apple iTunes have documentation on standards for audio file's uploaded for streaming and the iTunes store

Documentation related to the ISO/IEC 13818-3 standard. The standard for information technology, generic coding of moving pictures, and associated audio information systems. I would like to know before ...
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iOS 14.5 - Podcast app does not show previously played episodes

I updated my iPhone 7 to iOS 14.5. In the Apple podcast app, I am no longer able to find certain shows previously played episodes grouped together. Is there a way to see all the episodes of the show ...
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Podcasts connect "Can't parse your feed"

I'm trying to submit a podcast to Podcasts Connect and I get the error Can’t parse your feed. With a status of Failed Validation This is my feed. I've used multiple rss validators (Here's the list)...
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When I search on Podcasts on iPad Pro, found podcasts are in German not English

I bought the iPad in German and I made my country Germany back then. Now when I search on Podcasts, all podcasts shown are in German language. How to fix that? I want to see Podcasts that are in ...
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Is there a way to get rid of incessant password prompting for podcasts?

how would I stop that? I don't remember te fscking password
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Podcast artwork shows in Apple Podcasts and iTunes but not on iPhone

I submitted my first podcast to Apple Podcasts. The RSS feed has this tag for the icon: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><rss xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/...
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Change podcast show using Siri

I'd like to tell Siri change a show while listening to podcasts, while already playing. Tried many queries like "Change podcast show", "Skip this episode", "Next" and ...
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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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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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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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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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