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Downloading and Listening to Podcasts

Downloading and Listening to Podcasts

Subscribing to podcasts | Just listen | What do I need to listen? | Do I need an iPod? | Learn more

Subscribing to podcasts 

There are two ways to subscribe to Buffalo State podcasts: via Apple's iTunes store or by subscribing to an RSS feed. If you don't want to subscribe, you can always just listen to or download podcasts from our podcast site.

Subscribe via Apple iTunes
Buffalo State podcasts are now included in Apple's iTunes Store. With iTunes, subscribing, downloading, managing, and listening to podcasts has never been easier!

Current iTunes Users:
If you already have iTunes 4.9 or higher installed on your computer, you may follow a direct link to launch Buffalo State's Podcast page.

Don't Have iTunes? If you don't have Apple iTunes on your computer, don't worry—it's free and easy to download and use:


  1. First, download Apple iTunes for free. It is available for both Mac and Windows users.
  2. Once you have iTunes installed and launched on your computer, you may access Buffalo State podcasts in two ways:
    • Follow a direct link to Buffalo State's Podcast page.
    • Launch iTunes. Click the iTunes Store on the source list on the left hand side of your iTunes window. Then select the Podcasts link on the left side of the main page. To find Buffalo State College podcasts, simply search for "Buffalo State College" in the search bar in the upper right hand corner of the iTunes window. Once you are on Buffalo State's podcast page, you have the option sample a podcast, download a single podcast, or subscribe to all Buffalo State College podcasts.
  3. Once you have downloaded one or more podcasts, you may choose to listen to them on your computer with iTunes or transfer them to your iPod. Below are several links that will answer questions about using Apple's iTunes and iPod to download, manage, and listen to podcasts:

Subscribe with RSS
You can to subscribe to our RSS (Real Simple Syndication) feed so new podcasts will be downloaded automatically to your computer.

Simply load the feed URL (http://www.buffalostate.edu/rss/podcasts.asp) into your podcast software (right click and "copy shortcut" for PC; cut and paste or type URL for Mac) and set the podcast program to download the new podcasts.

Just listen!

To simply download and listen to a single podcast, go to our podcast page at http://www.buffalostate.edu/podcasts.xml, select the podcast of your choice, and download (simply click on the link to stream or right click to download the MP3 file). You can also listen to podcasts in the Apple iTunes podcast directory (link will launch iTunes).

What do I need to listen?
To listen to podcasts, you'll need a computer with a sound card and a media player (i.e. Windows Media Player, RealPlayer, iTunes). If you want to take your podcast to the gym or on the road, you'll need a portable MP3 player.

Do I need an iPod?
No, any software or hardware that plays MP3s will work.

Learn more
If you want to learn more about downloading and listening to podcasts, check out the links below:
Receive Podcasts Using Your PC (from WindowsDevCenter)
How-To: Podcasting (aka How to get Podcasts and also make your own) (from engadget)