Podcast… XML… RSS… Huh?

So we are doing a little spring cleaning here at the Super Fantastic Ultra studios, our old blog was under attack from Texas Holdum Poker. About every three seconds some spammer would copy/paste a mile long list of links for poker sites into our comments box until the whole blog was filled with gambling links. We just couldn’t keep up with it, so we have made a few changes. We have changed our comments links to one big list that we can maintain, but it meant losing all our past comments. Please click our comments link below, and say hello to get it started.

In keeping up with the times we have decided to jump on the Podcast bandwagon, especially now that iTunes has a category dedicated just to Podcasts.

First you have to download the latest version of iTunes.

Once you have iTunes on your computer it’s easy to add your favorite Podcast. If you look in the right margin of this page, you will see a red splat that says RSS XML. That red splat links to our RSS (which stands for Really Simple Syndication). Click the red splat, and when the page loads, copy the url path at the top of your browser.

For example, our RSS feed path is:

Once you have copied the feed path, open iTunes, click on the ‘Podcasts’ link in the left column, then click ‘Advanced’ and then click ‘Subscribe to Podcast’. Paste the RSS feed path and click ‘OK’. As long as you are connected to the internet, iTunes will load each of our Podcasts as we publish them. All you do is open iTunes, and listen.

PodCasts are a lot like radio, but you can listen any time you want. Plus the new iTunes has the ability to show photos along with the broadcast, so it’s radio with pictures. The pictures can even have clickable links to websites. Podcasts are fun to enjoy on your computer, or if you have an iPod, download your favorite Podcasts to take with you for a listen during your morning commute. However you enjoy them, Podcasts are a new and exciting form of entertainment that has only just begun.