There are a number of different ways you can subscribe to the content here: you can read the written content via email or with a feedreader, or get the audio with a podcatcher or iTunes (my personal favorite).
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If you don’t have iTunes or an iPod and don’t care for such words as RSS 2.0 and Atom don’t worry: you can enter your email address below, select which of the content you would like to recieve and then: wa la! It will be delivered to your electronic mailbox. (This option is also always available on the sidebar, located to your right.)
This service is powered by feedblitz and, like everything else here, is entirely free. Any time new content is posted in the category of your choice, you will recieve an email (it will have a tell-tale orange heading from feedblitz, don’t worry: the content will all mine). You can manage your subscription through the feedblitz and you never have to send me a polite email asking me to stop bothering you.
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If you do use a feedreader or podcatcher (or just want to really badly) you can hook up to your net-based feed-munching on the right or, if you have a local installation, just plug in one of the following links:
If you aren’t sure what a feedreader or podcatcher is or how to get one, you can search the web below for a numbe of different podcasting explanations. But I would just suggesting subscribing via email for the written stuff and getting iTunes for the audio because that is just easier in the end.
subscribe with iTunes
Without question, if it is a podcast you are after, using iTunes is easiest way to get it. You can download it for free for Windows or Mac, and then follow the links on the Music and In Search of #6 category pages to get the audio content in the iTunes Music Store. Don’t be fooled by the fact you are subscribing in a “store” — it is still free.
If you have an iPod you are already using iTunes and all you need is to make sure you have the latest version. If you do not have an iPod or an MP3 player you should get one immediately. An iPod costs as little as $70, and without one the convenience of podcasting is utterly lost and you will have to either listen on your computer, or burn the MP3s to a disk. Any way you slice it, though, it isn’t nearly as wonderful. With iTunes and an iPod, I select the podcasts shows or audiobooks that I want, and every time a new episode is available, it is downloaded to my computer and synced with my iPod. All for free.
To find my audiobook and music from iTunes, just head to the iTunes Music Store and search for “Damon Timm.” It should find itself (if you are using the latest version of iTunes) and you simply click on the icon to list all the episodes available.
If you subscribe, you will find that every time a new episode is posted, it will be downloaded to your computer. The podcasts are found in a separate area just below your “Library” in iTunes. If you don’t want to subscribe and get content automatically you can download an episode (song or chapter) one at a time; just click on the “get episode” link. Again, the file will be saved in the podcasts folder.
Even though it is in the iTunes Music Store, you do not have to pay for it and will never have to pay for it. Podcasting, by definition, is always free. Which is the way I like it and if I had to pay I wouldn’t listen to any of it and neither should you.