App Instructions for RSS feed

If you’ve bought the RSS feed with all the for-sale episodes then this page will help you get it to work on your device of choice. Do use the feed which says: “Full Show Feed Including Your Purchases.” 

Firefox / Internet Explorer – the feed should display with links that you can download or stream from. Right click on the links and choose “Save link as” to download them.

Chrome – doesn’t display these links which is annoying. You have to add the RSS Extension ( It appears as three orange lines in the top right of your browser. Click on the + sign and paste in the feed URL. It should then display the episodes in a way you can stream or download.

Itunes (Windows) – click on the Podcasts tab so that your podcasts display. Click on File at the top left. From the menu select “Subscribe to Podcast” and paste in the URL of the feed. Click ok. If you have trouble seeing all the episodes then switch the view (on the top right) from “Episodes List” to “Podcasts”.

Itunes (Mac) – Click on File pulldown menu. From the menu select “Subscribe to Podcast” and paste in the URL of the feed. Click ok. I don’t have a Mac so let me know if this is incorrect.

Apple Podcasts App (iOS) – Tap the “My Podcasts” button. Hit the + button to add a podcast. Then paste in the URL of the feed and hit search.

Instacast / Pocket Casts / Overcast (iOS) – Paste the URL of the feed into the search field. I do not use these apps so please correct me if this has changed.

Downcast (iOS) – Tap “Add” on the bottom bar, press “Add Podcast Manually” and in the “Feed” field paste the URL of the RSS feed. Then hit “Subscribe” in the top right. Please correct if wrong.

Podcast Addict (Android) – Tap the + sign in the top right. Then choose”Add RSS Feed” and paste in the URL of the RSS feed. Tap “Add.”

Podcast Republic (Android) – Tap the three dots in the top right. Then choose “Add Podcast” and paste in the URL of the RSS feed. Tap “Find Podcast.”

Beyond Pod (Android) – Tap the arrow in the top left. Tap “+ Add Feed.” Tap the arrow in a box in top right corner. Tap “Enter Feed Address” and paste in the URL of the RSS feed. Tap “Save”.

Podkicker (Android) – Tap + in top right corner. Select RSS from the top menu and paste in the URL of the RSS feed. Tap “Subscribe to RSS feed.”

Doubletwist (Android) –



7 thoughts on “App Instructions for RSS feed

  1. John Stern

    A wonderfully entertaining series of podcasts. I began with the first 25 or so but now I find I cannot access any but the most recent 20 from the iTunes store. Why doesn’t Apple allow us to see a complete listing of the podcasts available so that we can then download the ones we want? Are you aware of this problem? It’s the same for all podcasts – only the most recent 20 are available!

  2. Franz Rivera

    Maybe I’m not doing it right. I purchased the subscription, and got the two RSS feeds listed on the webpage. (“RSS feed of your purchases” and “Full show feed including your purchases”. Now what do I plug into iTunes? I tried right clicking on “RSS feed of your purchases” and copying it, then as you said plugged it into iTunes under “Subscribe to Podcast” but it doesn’t seem to work, it doesn’t list any episodes. Is that the URL I’m supposed to plug in there?

  3. Suzanne

    Are transcripts of episodes available for sale? As a teacher, I’d love to have some episodes as a written resource.

  4. Listener NP says: It worked! If you listened to ep. 1-27 to these on an iphone using the “podcasts” app (using iOS9.2.1) & you don’t want to change for the purchased ep. 28, do all the steps above, then…

    …on your iphone, open the rss feed emailed to you in your “safari” browser

    … (after asking you to confirm various confusing questions,) your phone opens the rss feed with the purchased episode(s) in your “podcasts” app under a new podcast title “The history of Byzantium – special purchased episodes”
    It ended up being really easy: Thanks Robin!
    Perhaps this feedback will assist someone else

    • NP

      A further note to my(np’s) comments regarding downloading on iPhone via rss: after doing the things discussed in comment above, pre-download the episode in iPhone iTunes by tapping the “…” next to the episode and select “download episode” before listening for a smoother listen

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