How to Download Podcasts with/without iTunes?

"What's a podcast?" We can start this way – let's think podcast as "Internet Radio On-Demand" (iPod + Broadcast = Podcast). This is similar to it in that you can usually listen to it on your computer – but it is more than that. Not to confuse the issue, the podcast is not only confined to just audio but can also be video. Here, you’ll learn several tips on how to download podcasts.

How to Download Podcasts to iPhone

iMyFone TunesMate is an alternative to iTunes when transfer media files, and it is used to perform functions that are better than that of iTunes. You don't have to report any problem in transferring files as you can now use the iMyFone TunesMate for unlimited transfer of media files from your iPhone/iPad/iPod to your computer or vice versa.

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  • Sync without Erasing – Different from iTunes, iMyFone TunesMate allows you to sync your iTunes library to iPhone without erasing the previous data.
  • Share without limits – You can share purchased and non-purchase items with iMyFone TunesMate. The limitation set by the iTunes will be bypassed by this application.
  • All Media Files Supported – Files supported for transfer includes podcasts, videos, music, iTunes U, audiobooks, and 10+ more.
  • No Data Loss – the iMyFone TunesMate make the transfer from iPhone to a computer and from computer to iPhone without the loss of any data.

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iMyFone TunesMate allows you to import podcast from your computer to iPhone.  Follow the steps below to transfer podcasts from your computer to your phone.

Step 1: Click on iMyFone TunesMate to open the interface and connect your iPhone to your computer with a USB cable

Step 2: From the top bar, click on the music tab and the music window interface will be displayed by default. From the left bar, select podcast.

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Step 3: Click on Add>Add File/Folder from the menu.

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Step 4: Then locate the podcasts from your computer and choose them.

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Step 5: Click on "Open" to move the chosen podcasts from your computer to iPhone

How to Download Podcasts to Computer

How to Download Podcasts from iTunes

Downloading Podcasts from iTunes can be done quickly following the steps below:

Step 1: Open iTunes and choose Podcasts tab at the left sidebar.

Step 2: Click on the Podcasts in the iTunes Store button.

Step 3: From the Categories menu, choose either audio Podcasts or video Podcasts.

Step 4: You can click on a Podcast thumbnail picture on the main screen for more information, or take a look at the Top 20 Podcasts shown on the right-hand side of the screen. If you're looking for a specific show, you can also search with your keywords.

Step 5: You can download an episode by clicking on it. The Podcasts that you have downloaded from the iTunes Store will be stored in your iTunes Library.

How to Download Podcasts without iTunes

Of course you can download podcasts from other source, here are three popular podcast websites.

1 Nerdist Podcast

It is the official website of the iTunes podcasts outside the program. Therefore, this site is viral among the iPhone and users. This site offers the same episodes as the iTunes podcast station so that the users don't have to worry about missing the events they want. The following guide shows you how to download podcasts from Nerdiest Podcast.

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Save Podcasts from Nerdiest Podcast:

Step 1: Visit the site with the URL http://nerdist.com/podcasts/nerdist-podcast-channel/.

Step 2: Select the episode of the podcast you need.

Step 3: Click the Play button at the bottom to start listening to the podcast.

Step 4: You'll see the Download option at the right side of the page. Click the Download button to start downloading the episode to your computer.

Step 5: You can also right-click and select save link as to download the podcast.

2 Podbay.fm

It is another site that allows the users to download podcasts without iTunes. The site offers an extensive library which enables you to enjoy all kinds of podcasts. This site will allow you to download the podcasts to MP3 audio files on your computer, and then you'll be able to transfer the podcasts to your mobile devices for enjoyment on the go. The guide below will show you how to download podcasts from Podbay.fm.

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Step 1: Visit the website at the URL http://podbay.fm/.

Step 2: The user can browse the categories to find the kind of podcasts they are interested in.

Step 3: After selecting the file category, you'll see the related topics in the web page.

Step 4: Choose one topic and click the Listen button.

Step 5: You'll get to another page to enjoy the podcast.

Step 6: If you want to download the podcast, you can click the Download button to save it to your computer.

3 Digg Reader

The Digg Reader is one of the best reader sites. To download podcasts with Digg Reader when you have a url of the podcast.

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Step 1: Visit http://digg.com/reader/ to start the process.

Step 2: Click the Sign-Up button, and you can also choose to log in with your SNS account.

Step 3: Click the Add button at the left bottom to add the podcasts.

Step 4: Paste the URL of the podcasts in the blank, and Digg Reader will analyze the URL.

Step 5: The user can also subscribe to the RSS feed on the main site page.

So that's how you can download podcasts without iTunes, and the sites will help you to get the podcasts on your computer quickly. However, you may have found out that you'll have to use iTunes to sync the podcasts to your iPhone or iPad. If you don't want to use iTunes to transfer podcasts to your devices, you'll need the help of the third-party iPhone file manager.