No More Podcasts on iTunes?

Doc Singles

New Member
Am I understanding properly, that Exploring the Lord of the Rings (as well as the other podcasts) will no longer be uploaded to iTunes? Is there somewhere else I can download the podcast audio files? If not I suppose I must extract the audio from youtube or twitch videos... a bit of extra work but I'll do it!

Cheers-
Doc
 

Nicholas Palazzo

Well-Known Member
Am I understanding properly, that Exploring the Lord of the Rings (as well as the other podcasts) will no longer be uploaded to iTunes? Is there somewhere else I can download the podcast audio files? If not I suppose I must extract the audio from youtube or twitch videos... a bit of extra work but I'll do it!

Cheers-
Doc
The podcast is stored in an Amazon cloud, so you should be able to download it with any podcast app that isn't iTunes.
 

Phillip Menzies

Moderator
Staff member
I think the message was that some of his older feeds were no longer being updated, specifically the itunes U feeds when Apple was right into the idea of online university courses being available to all. The regular Tolkien Professor podcast is continuing.
 

Doc Singles

New Member
Thanks Jim, but neither Chrome nor Firefox is able to interpret those page links (This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it ). I've been searching for podcast apps that would give me access to the podcasts stored in an Amazon cloud. I've discovered that Spotify has a dozen Exploring the Lord of the Rings podcasts that are categorized as songs, but they stop after episode 103. Any suggestions are appreciated!
 

Nicholas Palazzo

Well-Known Member
Thanks Jim, but neither Chrome nor Firefox is able to interpret those page links (This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it ). I've been searching for podcast apps that would give me access to the podcasts stored in an Amazon cloud. I've discovered that Spotify has a dozen Exploring the Lord of the Rings podcasts that are categorized as songs, but they stop after episode 103. Any suggestions are appreciated!
I've used both Podkicker and Podcast Addict and they seem to work fine.
 

NotACat

Active Member
What I would like is a podcast service which works across Chrome and Kindle: I thought Stitcher would do the trick but they've discontinued Chrome support :eek:
 

Kalandra

New Member
And just in case anyone is having trouble finding "the regular Tolkien Professor podcast", the Exploring and SilmFilm episodes are at
and you will find the current book Sauron Defeated at
Do you know if these still being updated? The Mythgard one seems to be missing the latest couple of episodes of Sauron Defeated, which are available on YouTube and elsewhere. Could just be a temporary thing, of course..
 

Jim Deutch

Active Member
Do you know if these still being updated? The Mythgard one seems to be missing the latest couple of episodes of Sauron Defeated, which are available on YouTube and elsewhere. Could just be a temporary thing, of course..
I have no inside knowledge, but it has happened before and the feeds eventually caught up. The podcasts are not just the soundtrack of the videos, it turns out: they take a different set of actions to create.

The interim is giving me time to listen again to some Dickens. I heartily recommend Librivox.org and in particular the reader Mil Nicholson. She is awesome. https://librivox.org/search?q=reader: mil nicholson&search_form=advanced
 

Jim Deutch

Active Member
The logjam has broken! Exploring episodes 112, 113 and 114, and Sauron Defeated 10 and 11 have all popped into the RSS podcast feed. Now it's catch-up time for podcast listeners.
 
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