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Finding and Listening to Podcasts

An iPod touch is a great way to listen to your podcasts. Like all other audio functions, you first find the podcast you want to listen to and then use iPod touch’s audio playback controls to hear it.


  1. On the Home screen, tap the Music button.
  2. Tap the More button. The More screen appears, showing you all the content categories on iPod touch.
  3. Tap Podcasts. The Podcasts screen appears, showing you the podcasts to which you are subscribed and that have been moved onto iPod touch.
  4. Browse or search for a podcast to which you want to listen.
  5. Select a podcast by tapping it. The list of episodes for that podcast is shown; the name of the list screen is the name of the podcast. Podcasts to which you haven’t listened are marked with a blue dot.
  6. Tap the episode you want to hear. The podcast begins to play, and the Now Playing screen appears.
  7. If the Timeline bar isn’t showing, tap the screen. The Timeline bar appears. Some of the controls are the same as for music while there are some that are unique to podcasts.
  8. To repeat the last 30 seconds, tap the Repeat button.
  9. To change the speed at which the podcast plays, tap the 1x button; the podcast plays at twice the normal speed, and the button shows “2x.” Tap it again to play the podcast at one-half speed, and the button shows “1/2x.” Tap the button again to return to normal speed.
  10. Tap the email button to share the episode you are listening to with someone else. When you tap this, a new email message is created. This message contains a link to the podcast that the recipient can click to access it. You address and complete the message and then send it (see Chapter 9, “Emailing” for the steps to send email). The recipient clicks the link to move to the iTunes Store to try out the podcast.
  11. Use the other controls on the Now Playing screen, which work just as they do when you are playing music.
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