How To Subscribe To A Podcast in iTunes. No. Really.

Karen asked me how to subscribe to a podcast in iTunes. As someone who does a weekly Internet radio show, I guess she thought that was information I should have.

I promptly responded that “uh. Hmmm. Er. Um. I’ll look that up and get back to you.”

Because I? Am a very professional radio show co-host who knows things like “how to subscribe to a podcast” and “how to get through an hour long show without eating or peeing on air.”

True to my word, I went back and found out how I had originally subscribed to the podcasts I have on my iPod and brought the information here for you. Because I’m a giver.

Ladies and gentleman and Karen, I give you…

How to subscribe to a podcast in iTunes

1. Open up iTunes (duh) and click on iTunes store (less duh)


2. Once in your in the iTunes store, click on Podcasts


(Some people would say this is unnecessary, but I say they are wrong and want to make your life more difficult because they hate you. Because you’re so pretty.)

3. Now, type the name of the podcast in the search field.
(This, by the way, is why I say go to podcasts first. So that it knows you are only looking for, say, podcasts called “Clearly, You’re Retarded” and not jazz albums called, “Clearly, You’re Retarded”.)

4. Now.. uh… subscribe.


(In case you need a picture to show you how to click subscribe.)

(Next week we’ll do a tutorial on how to use your enter key.)

5. Confirm.


(Don’t tell me I’m the only one who talks to software.)

6. TADA!


You are now subscribed to a podcast!

Every time you open up iTunes and click “podcasts”, it will show you what podcasts you have. It will also automatically check for new podcasts in the series to which you have subscribed. When you sync your iPod or iPhone or other no name MP3 player to your iTunes, you can sync your new podcasts.

The End.

P.S. You can also, apparently, just click on a subscribe button from the podcast’s website if they have one.
But where’s the fun in that?

P.P.S Did I mention that Clearly, You’re Retarded is tonight (Wednesday) at 9pm EST and we’re talking about whether or not the US has an obligation to spend tax payer dollars spreading democracy?

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