How to Download a Podcast to an iPod

By Techwalla Contributor

Podcasts are great because many mp3 players such as the iPod Touch and iPhone do not have radio tuners built in. This would traditionally limit your viewing options to mp3 audio and mp4 videos. Podcasts allow you to listen to your favorite radio shows or tv shows in audio format, which is great. You can listen to these shows in the car, while working out in the gym, or at any other time. Now, iTunes even allows you to download video podcasts which are awesome 5-10 minute video clips of your favorite interactive materials.

Things You'll Need

  • iPod
  • iTunes
  • Computer

Step 1

If you do not already have iTunes, download a free copy of the software now from you have iTunes, start it up. On the left hand side of the screen click iTunes Store.Under the iTunes Store column, you should see a button to click on that says Podcasts.From here you will see popular podcasts, as well as many other options, some which include searching between Audio Podcasts or Video Podcasts. You can even search by category.

Step 2

Once you find the podcast that you want, click on it. It will either download right away or ask you if you want to subscribe. Choose your option.

Step 3

When the podcast is downloaded, all you have to do now is get it onto your iPod or iPhone.Plug your iPod or iPhone into your computer and let it sync up with iTunes.Search your iPod and make sure that the podcast synched properly.If you downloaded a subscriptional podcast, every time your iPod synchs, the new podcast will be downloaded and put onto your iPod or iPhone.