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How to subscribe to a podcast
You don't need an iPod to listen to podcasts. In fact, all you need is a computer. Transferring the podcast to your portable mp3 player is optional.
You only need to subscribe to any given podcast one time. After that, new issues will automatically be downloaded to your computer.
You will need one of a wide variety of free programs known as "podcatching" software. If you already own a portable mp3 player, there is a good chance it came with similar software. For download help, go here.
Here are detailed instructions for subscribing to podcasts using two of the most popular programs — iTunes and Juice.
Directions for subscribing via iTunes
Directions for subscribing via Juice

iTunes from Apple

Instructions for version 7.6
If you don't already have iTunes, download the latest version here. (help me)
1. Run iTunes and select "Subscribe to Podcast" from the "Advanced" menu,

then type or paste the podcast address in the "URL" field (directory of Science Audio podcasts). The address should end with ".xml".

Click "OK", and the downloads begin immediately.
OR
go to the iTunes Store (from the menu on the left)

and enter the title of the podcast in the "Search iTunes Store" field (in the upper right corner), then hit enter on your keyboard.

Then click on the "subscribe" button for the podcast, and the downloads begin immediately.

2. New and archived issues will automatically download into iTunes, or you can check for new issues manually by selecting "Podcasts" from the menu on the left

and clicking the "Refresh" button in the lower right corner.

3. To listen, sync your iPod or other mp3 player, or simply double-click on the track in iTunes.
You're done! Once you subscribe, new issues will automatically download whenever you run the software.



Juice from SourceForge

Instructions for version 2.2
If you don't already have Juice, download the latest version here. (help me)
1. Run Juice and select ""Add a Feed" from the "Tools" menu,

then typing or pasting the podcast address in the "URL" field (directory of Science Audio podcasts). Click "Save".

2. New and archived issues will automatically download into Juice whenever you open the program, or you can check for updates manually by selecting the "Subscriptions" tab and clicking on the "Check for new podcasts" button.

3. To listen, sync your mp3 player, or simply click on the green "Play" arrow next to the track in Juice.
You're done! Once you subscribe, new issues will automatically download whenever you run the software.