Video Podcasts

As a Publisher's Club member, you have access to full video podcasts for all of our video content, past and current.

Step 1: Get The Podcast URL

We show the podcast URLs in two places on our site. The first and easiest place to find them are on our RSS Feed Index, which has a listing of the most popular RSS feeds we offer. On this page, you'll find both normal RSS feeds and video podcast feeds for all of our currently-running video series. A link to the video podcast can be found next to the name of the video series, labelled "members's podcast".

The other location to get the video podcast URL for a video series is underneath the video player, on the left. Every video in a series points to the same location, so it doesn't matter what episode you're looking at. This is the best way to get the podcast URL for a video series that we're not currently running. Just find the show in our video series index and get the podcast URL from one of the videos.

To get the podcast URL, right-click on the link and select the option to copy the link location. Each browser words it slightly differently, but here are the common ones to look for.

  • Internet Explorer: Copy Shortcut
  • Firefox: Copy Link Location
  • Chrome: Copy link address
  • Safari: Copy Link
  • Opera: Copy Link Address

Once you have the podcast URL in your clipboard, it's time to add it to the podcast application.

Step 2: Add the Podcast

In order to use these podcasts, you'll need to have software capable of handling them. The two most common programs are iTunes and Zune, which we provide instructions for below. You may also be able to use any standard RSS reading software if it supports attachments.

iTunes

To add the podcast in iTunes, the first step is to select the "Subscribe to Podcast..." option from the Advanced menu. This will pop up a window where you can paste in the URL to the video podcast feed. Once you've done this, hit the OK button to proceed.

At this point, iTunes will start downloading the podcast information. This may take a few minutes, but once it has completed you should see the series listed under Podcasts in iTunes. By default, iTunes will only download the latest episode of each series when it's first added. You can get past episodes by double-clicking on the podcast in iTunes listing to get to the detail page and then clicking either the "Get All" button to start downloading all the episodes, or by clicking on the "Get" button next to the individual episodes you'd like to download.

Once the podcast has been downloaded, you can watch the videos through iTunes, or sync the videos to your iPod, iPhone, or iPad like you would any other content. Please remember that the podcast feed URLs do contain your username and an encrypted version of your password, so you're going to want to make sure to keep them private.

Zune

To add the podcast to your Zune software, the first step is to go to your collection and select the "podcasts" section. If this is the first podcast you're adding, you'll want to click on the large link labelled "add a favorite podcast". Otherwise, click the small button at the bottom left labelled "Add A Podcast". Either of these links will pop up the same window, asking for the URL of the podcast. Paste it into the text field, and hit Subscribe.

At this point, the podcast information will start downloading. This may take a few minutes, but once it has completed you should see the series listed under "podcasts" in your collection. The Zune software will default to downloading the three most recent episodes of a newly added podcast. If you'd like to get older episodes, you can either click the individual "Download" buttons in the episode list, or you can do the following to download all the episodes at once:

  1. Click on one episode in the list to select it.
  2. Hit Ctrl+A to select all episodes.
  3. Right-click on the episodes and choose "Download" from the menu.

Once the episodes have downloaded, you will be able to watch the videos through the Zune software, sync them to your Zune or Windows Phone 7 devices, or stream them to an Xbox 360. Please remember that the podcast feed URLs do contain your username and an encrypted version of your password, so you're going to want to make sure to keep them private.

Step 3. Enjoy

Now that you're set up, as long as you run the software regularly, you should keep up to date automatically. Sync your video-capable MP3 player every day and you'll always have the latest episodes available to you.