Have you been wondering how to actually receive each episode of this (or any other) podcast automatically? Although it is called "subscribing," you are really just adding the podcast to your podcast receiving software... and of course it's free.
The definition of a podcast has changed since podcasting was invented in 2004 as a simple way of allowing listeners to subscribe and automatically receive audio files. Today, that represents just one form of a podast. A modern podast can be video as well as audio, downloadable or streaming, and available on multiple networks. They almost all have a few things in common: serialized episodes, content received by subscription, and streamed or downloaded automatically for listening on demand.
All podcasts will have a link to their feed published somewhere on the website or blog page. Usually the link is easily spotted, and is marked with an orange and white RSS or XML logo. The actual feed icon may vary, but one common icon from Mozilla.org has become quite popular.
It looks like this:
You'll see this icon in our navigation bar at the top, next to the word "Subscribe." Sometimes a feed icon looks a little different, and sometimes it's just a regular text-based web link! Regardless of how it appears for your favorite podcast, here are instructions for subscribing once you have found the link to the feed's URL. We illustrate, below, how to subscribe to this podcast using some of the most popular media players for three operating systems.
OK, so you haven't made the switch to Linux yet. Don't let that stop you from listening to the Going Linux podcast!
You can still use iTunes to listen to your favorite podcasts, even if they are not listed in the iTunes podcast library.
Note: iTunes changes frequently. The latest instructions are always available on Apple's website.
There are many podcast applications for Linux, each with a very similar method of subscribing. We've provided detailed instructions for a couple of the most popular applications, below. Regardless of the application you choose, you almost always start by right-clicking the podcast feed link from the website and copying the URL path for the podcast feed.
Right-click the podcast feed link from the website and copy the URL path for the podcast feed.
Theme music for the Going Linux podcast is generously provided by Mark Blasco. https://www.podcastthemes.com
Going Linux Podcast by Larry Bushey is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.