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Date: 9/10/12 5:34 PM

Sorry, but this is really giving me the pip. I love podcasts and consume them at a rapid rate. They have quite replaced reading because I can listen to them anywhere.

However, since I have replaced my earlier mp3 player with an iPod, I have been chained to iTunes. And it is slow. At least in my neck of the woods. I also find the podcast directory on iTunes difficult to navigate and find stuff on, and I live my life on the internet, so I should be an experienced user.

This week I bought a new mp3 player and downloaded a bunch of podcasts straight from their own sites, no iTunes. It was so much faster and easier! I'm quite ready to throw my iPod out of the window. Or at least find some sort of software that let's me bypass the iTunes tether.

The only worm in this happy scenario is the convenience of subscriptions. You need a podcast tool for downloading new episodes automatically as they become available. Unfortunately podcast subscription tools I used to use in the early days now use iTunes as part of their setup, which brings me back to square one.

Anyone use anything out there that isn't reliant on iTunes?

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Date: 9/10/12 5:46 PM

Yeah - I love my iPhone and iPad but wish I could live without itunes. It is slow, clunky and crashes way too often. There is a site called Castroller that seems to be a much more stable platform and you can download or stream from it, which is a nice option. I usually like to stream just to not have to download, listen and delete. Why am I not using it all the time, you ask? I don't know! Thanks for bringing it to my attention, river gum.

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