When you support the show on Patreon (at $3 or $6 levels) you will get a special podcast feed of your own. You can load this feed into any podcast app and listen to the show alongside all your other podcasts. Or you can listen using the Patreon app.
Patreon should have sent you an email with your feed address. But if you can’t find it then:
On a Desktop Computer
Log in to your Patreon account and navigate to your support for The History of Byzantium. Under ‘My Membership’ look for ‘Your Benefits’ and you should find a ‘Private RSS Link.’ That is your podcast feed. There should be a handy ‘Copy RSS link’ button for you to use. Take that feed and paste it into the search bar on your podcast app. There are suggestions for how to get it working in specific apps and browsers below.
On the Patreon App
Log in to your Patreon app. Tap on the ‘Account’ button. On my screen it is a cartoon silhouette of a person’s head inside a circle. It is the fifth button along the button of the screen. Then tap on ‘My Memberships’ and select ‘The History of Byzantium.’ Tap on ‘Overview’ and then ‘Get audio RSS link.’ Then tap ‘Copy link’ and paste it into the search bar on your podcast app. There are suggestions for how to get it working in specific apps and browsers below.
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 (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/apps). 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) – Go to library
Then edit in the top right
Then select “Add a podcast by url”
Then paste in the URL of the feed and hit search.
Several listeners have added the feed, found that it doesn’t work, deleted it, re-added it and then it works. Very tedious but please give it a try.
PodWrangler (iOS) – Listener WW says this plays the sale episodes better than the generic Apple podcasting app.
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 tap on the magnifying glass (to do a search). Paste in the URL of the RSS feed and tap search. The feed should then appear and you can tap on it, subscribe and then tap to get episodes.
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) – https://www.doubletwist.com/help/question/guide-to-doubletwist-podcasts-on-android/#manual
Podbean – please don’t use as they do not keep the feed private