What is the difference between downloading a podcast and subscribing to a podcast?
When you download a single podcast episode, that one file gets saved onto your computer, mp3 player or
mobile device. It is then up to you to play it, delete it or download another.
When you subscribe to a podcast, the latest podcast episode is saved to your computer or MP3 player or mobile
device. Every time a new podcast episode of the program becomes available your podcasting software will
automatically download it.
On iOS Apple operating systems devices, you cannot download to your phone. You can subscribe through iTunes
and listen there or through Apple's Podcast App.
What software do I need to subscribe to a podcast?
An aggregator or podcatcher is a program that will check for new podcasts every time you are connected
to the web and that program is open. This software is usually free, and the most popular podcatchers or online
feed readers are iTunes,
Use the links below to find out about mobile apps and installation instructionsfor Android, Blackberry and Windows.
I do not want to subscribe. Where do I find individual podcasts to download?
You can find all our CBC Radio Podcasts using our A- Z listing. If you know what show you are looking for,
head to the show's podcast section by clicking on the show image. Click on the show’s "Download the latest mp3"
link. Once you’re on that show’s xml page, in Firefox you'll see in the grey box under the segment description,
there is a blue link to that episode’s mp3. In Internet Explorer, the blue link is under the description next
to an icon that looks like a set of headphones. Right click and go to "Save Target as …" (Internet Explorer)
"Save link as …" (Firefox) on a PC, or "Download Linked File" (Safari – Mac) and save it to computer.
Then you can transfer it to your mobile device or play it on your computer.
We cannot control subscriptions or unsubscribe you from a podcast. The subscription
process takes place on your aggregator (iTunes,
My Yahoo, etc.).
Please refer to the help/support notes of your particular aggregator.
I'm trying to figure out what I was listening to last Sunday at noon (or whenever)
so I can figure out if there's a podcast for the show. Where do I start?
The first place to start your search is are the CBC Program Guide.
There you can find links to the Radio One Schedule.
Once you get the right show name you want come back to this site to find the individual podcasts.
How come the podcast versions of shows sound different than they do on the radio?
Rights issues prevent us from including commercially available music in our podcasts; however, we are able to offer
songs by unsigned artists and music that we have cleared for podcasting use, so you will hear some music in our podcasts.
I've got some comments about the podcasts. Who do I send them to?
If you want to comment about something you heard on a specific podcast/show, go to that show's program web page
and use the Contact link there to send them your comments directly. If you have feedback or questions about
podcasting, please contact us
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