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

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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 ...
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How Do You Remove a Podcast Episode That's Been Saved Under “Synced from iTunes” on Your iPhone Without iTunes?

A few of the podcasts I listen to on my iPhone have an episode listed under "Synced from iTunes" that I can't remove or delete. After the update to Catalina and the removal of iTunes, how do I remove ...
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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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How to add podcasts to playlist in macOS catalina

I have a (very) old iPod that I use for playing podcasts in the car. I set it up the night before with the episodes I want to listen to in a particular order, so I can plan them approximately based on ...
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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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How to give access to podcast statistics in iTunes connect?

I want to give another account access to my podcast statistics. I found this manual which quite closely describes what I want, but it is meant for apps, and I don't see the "Users & Roles" menu in ...
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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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Podcasts won't play automatically

In iTunes, I download podcasts and put them into a podcast playlist. This list consists of episodes of many different podcasts. I load my podcast playlist onto my iPhone. How can I get my iPhone to ...
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What happened to audio pause when maps navigation provides direction?

I know I'm not imagining things because I actually wrote an article praising this behavior on the iPhone. Previously, when playing voice audio (e.g. podcasts), Apple Maps (navigation) would pause 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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Podcasts no longer available?

I went to listen to a podcast this morning on my iPhone SE (iOS 12.2) and something badly broke. The "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me" podcast that was partially played from earlier in the week showed at ...
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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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iTunes: display chapter list in MiniPlayer

The newer Music player in iOS shows chapters, but I can't find a display of the chapters in a podcast... (you can use the Chapters menu to view and pick, but I am looking for a display option).
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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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Recently Played section of Apple's Podcast app not working?

I recently switched back to Apple's iOS podcast app, and it looks like the Recently Played ("Nylig spilt" in norwegian) section is not behaving properly. I can't make sense of which podcasts/episodes ...
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How to delete / mark as played multiple podcast episodes played in iOS11

My podcast app decided to mark as unplayed 200+ episodes of a podcast I have listened to for years. In iOS11 I'm not even sure how to mark these as unplayed individually anymore, let alone altogether. ...
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How do I show the “Up Next” queue on the iOS 11 Podcasts app?

In iOS 11, the Podcast app got a radical UI overhaul. I have figured out how to add podcasts to my queue of upcoming podcasts by selecting a podcast and choosing to "Play Next" or "Play Later". How ...
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iPhone: How to continuously play unplayed podcasts?

I am on an iPhone 7 Plus running iOS 10.3.3 and the Podcasts app (the default podcast app by Apple) does not continuously play unplayed podcasts that I've already downlaoded. It plays one at a time ...
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Launching mp3 file from Finder, iTunes first tells me it's “copying” it - to where?

I download MP3 podcasts when I have Wi-Fi to listen to when I'm offline. I just download them onto the hard drive. I don't have an iPod or phone or anything else attached to the Mac, either by cable ...
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Podcasts no longer play sound

My podcasts played fine two days ago, and sound works on other apps. My podcast episodes are fully downloaded. One I listened to two days ago and was halfway through when I paused it, but now it ...
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How do I delete all Podcasts at once in iTunes

I'd like to know how I can delete all podcasts (via command line) or something, because unsubscribing from 90+ podcasts takes too long.
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Apple’s podcast app will share statistics/analytics with creators and advertisers - how to opt-out (protect privacy)?

I use on AppleTV and iOS the podcast app weekly. In headlines there were sad news about privacy Apple is going to let podcast creators — and advertisers — see what listeners actually like: A new ...
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Save Podcast on iPhone without Downloading

I've been using the Podcasts app and I'd like to be able to mark in some way the episodes that I really like. I was saving them but I realized that they get downloaded if I do that, which causes space ...