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How to Listen



All About Podcasts!

If you’ve never listened to a podcast before – don’t panic!  Here’s a short video from NPR’s Ira Glass explaining how it’s done…

Obviously, when Ira says, “search for Serial…” you can simply search for “Litopia After Dark“, “Burning Books“, or any other show that Litopia produces!

There are so many great podcasts out there for you to discover. Not just Litopia’s shows, but thousands of others – across virtually every area of interest. Even one for fans of Lance Armstrong.



iPod, iPad and iPhone

All these devices come with Apple’s free software for podcasts, called… Podcasts!

Here’s a short video showing you what to do.

Apple’s free Podcast app is not the only way to listen on your iPod, iPad or iPhone, Mac or Apple Watch. In particular, there’s a really good independently-produced app called Downcast… many people think is better (and easier) than Apple’s own app:




Here’s a review of various apps for for both iOS and Android. Links are to Overcast (for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch) and Pocket Casts (for Android and iOS).


The Feed!

OK, this bit is probably more information than you want… or need. But if you feel like a bit of tech background, read on.

You may hear podcast folk talk about their “feed”. This isn’t because they’re hungry all the time (although some really are).

Every podcast has its own RSS Feed – basically, just a link that tells your podcast app where to locate the files you need to listen. Mostly, you won’t have to bother with this… simply use the app to search for a show (e.g. “Litopia After Dark”) then just click to subscribe.

However, should you ever need the show’s Feed itself, it’s right there, on every show page, just click on the RSS symbol (RSS stands for Really Simply Syndication):


And this is what the RSS symbol looks like, a bit bigger… you’ll notice it all over the web:


PS… You might be thrilled to learn that we also have one big, juicy meta-feed for ALL Litopia’s shows! Here’s the link:



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