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Old 06-24-2019, 01:41 PM   #1
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What do you use to listen to podcasts?


What do you use to subscribe and listen to podcasts?

I've found that newboat/podboat and CPod are both quite decent.
 
Old 06-24-2019, 04:14 PM   #2
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I write scripts that search for the podcasts I want. I listen either on my computer or a portable MP3 player when I'm out walking.
 
Old 06-24-2019, 04:31 PM   #3
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I write scripts that search for the podcasts I want. I listen either on my computer or a portable MP3 player when I'm out walking.
Are you cURL'ing the iTunes search API?

I can picture something like that being built with httpie, jq, fzf, and ripgrep.

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Old 06-24-2019, 04:45 PM   #4
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Currently Android only: AntennaPod.
 
Old 06-24-2019, 06:29 PM   #5
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When I was really, really into podcasts, I usually get them on my iPhone, using the Castro app. I never had a problem with it.
 
Old 06-24-2019, 07:57 PM   #6
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I use podget to download them, then listen to them on either my computer or my cell phone--usually my cell phone.
 
Old 06-25-2019, 01:46 AM   #7
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Are you cURL'ing the iTunes search API?
I search on the sites of the podcasts' producers, nothing to do with iTunes. I started doing this before the word podcast existed. I prefer not telling anybody what I want to listen to. I use snarf & lynx, the usual Unix utilities to parse the files I fetch, keep a database of last-fetched to prevent repeats.
 
Old 06-25-2019, 02:06 AM   #8
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Hi,

Pocket Casts in the browser on Linux or on their App on Android. Neither free nor Free, but well worth money and the reduced freedom IMHO.

Back in simpler times I used my own fork of BashPodder.

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I'm old-skool - haven't caught up with these podcast thingies. I just download mp3s and listen to them ....
 
Old 06-25-2019, 06:00 AM   #10
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The only podcasts that ever interested me were on sites that sold me to other sites that I do not want to have anything to do with.

In consequence, I keep downloading mp3s in any feasible way and block everything that tries to block me.
 
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I would like to thank you for your nicely written post, its informative and your writing style encouraged me to read it till end. Thanks
Are you a bot?
 
Old 06-25-2019, 10:59 AM   #12
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Are you a bot?
Yes. It's been banned.

I can't believe someone rated its post as helpful.
 
Old 06-25-2019, 12:02 PM   #13
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I don't listen to many podcasts. When I do, I look at the podcast page, which is usually xml. Then use a script of some kind, either python or bash, to parse the xml and get the links to the .mp3 files and the titles, save the results to log, download the ones I want.

Example:
Code:
#! /usr/bin/python
     
import xml.etree.ElementTree
import urllib.request

agent = ('Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; x86_64; rv:65.0)'
        ' Gecko/20100101 Firefox/65.0')
                
user_agent = {'User-Agent': agent}
        
url = ('http://some/where/Audio-Podcasts/rss/page.xml')

req = urllib.request.Request(url, data=None, headers=user_agent)
html = urllib.request.urlopen(req)
tree = xml.etree.ElementTree.parse(html)
root = tree.getroot()

a = []
for i in root.iter('title'):
    a.append(i.text)
    
b = []
for i in root.iter('link'):   
    b.append(i.text)

c = [x for y in zip(a,b) for x in y]

with open('podcast.log', 'a') as f:
    for i in c:
        f.write(i+"\n\n")
So, I custom make a script for the rss source. I only look at 2 or 3. Anyway xml.etree.ElementTree will spit those out.

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Old 06-25-2019, 02:12 PM   #14
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XML feeds of podcasts (any sort of audio really; usually some sort of news/documentary/spokenwords) are quite useful, because many applications know how to interpret them so one can "subscribe" to those feeds.
I like it a lot when I commute. A few taps on the phone and I can see what new stuff came in and queue up what interests me. Once you get used to the concept, it beats listening to actual radio. Except for those situations where you want to listen to what's on right now.

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Yes. It's been banned.

I can't believe someone rated its post as helpful.
Probably another bot
 
Old 06-25-2019, 06:58 PM   #15
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Sounds like a lot of the respondents would like newsboat/podboat. There are two tui apps. You paste your feeds into text file (that's the subscriptions), and launch the first one: newsboat. It shows you each feed, and allows you to navigate to the episodes in each one. For each episode you want to download, you press "e", for "enqueue". Then you close newsboat and start podboat. That shows you your download queue. You can edit it, or download the files in it by pressing more hotkeys. The end result is that you get the episodes on disk as audio files.

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