2018-11-16 Changing the way I listen to podcasts 9 months ago
I bought the iRiver ifp-795 in May 2005 to listen to podcasts, mostly while cycling to and from work. But I need to find time to download new episodes on the laptop and copy them in the right order to the storage of the mp3 player. There is an another device which can do all this and can play the mp3 files too: my android smartphone. So I looked for an Android podcast player which can deal with podcast feeds not in its own directory. After reading an overview article and browsing the play store I found RadioPublic and managed to add my favourite podcasts. Adding a feed it didn't know was a bit harder than expected. I want to listen to The ICQ Amateur / Ham Radio Podcast but it wasn't listed. So I tried to add the RSS feed myself by typing the URL which failed. Adding it only worked out after I opened the RSS feed in my browser on android and copied and pasted the url to the 'search' field. The application has a nice playlist and I can order the downloaded episodes in such a way that I don't get several episodes from the same show in a row. Ok, I found one downside: it seems impossible to add an mp3 downloaded via the browser to the RadioPublic playlist.