Is it no longer possible to download podcasts as mp3 ?

Even with all my pop-up, ad, and tracker blockers turned off I can no longer see any download button on the blog.so site or soundcloud.

There are workarounds to download a stream from Soundcloud of course - but I seem to remember some other Q&A site where you had to use all sorts of tricks to access the content without signing up to yet another "if you aren't paying=you are the product" type site.

edit: Ok so it's just incompetence not an attempt to block out us uncool kids who don't have permanent streaming of our mySpaces to our iPhones?

  • Did you find this post?
    – rene
    Sep 14, 2015 at 18:33
  • Does that only apply to Australia and iTunes? The workaround still doesn't give a link to the actual file Sep 14, 2015 at 18:36
  • Did you find this url: blog.stackexchange.com/feed/podcast
    – rene
    Sep 14, 2015 at 18:39
  • I can download the mp3 that is found in that feed
    – rene
    Sep 14, 2015 at 18:40
  • Is it a rss feed? . My browser opens it as an xml file Sep 14, 2015 at 18:43
  • Yeah, that is the rss feed. IE11 handles that for me...
    – rene
    Sep 14, 2015 at 18:43
  • As the person in charge of such things, I can say with certainty that this boiled down to simple incompetence, not malice :)
    – hairboat
    Sep 14, 2015 at 22:43
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    @abbyhairboat, many thanks. Back when Joel+Jeff were a struggling start-up and worked hard to produce a weekly podcast it deserved a slot on my phone. Now that they are both millionaire playboys with only an occasional offering I have to rely on cruising past the blog ;-) Sep 15, 2015 at 3:16

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Soundcloud has a download button for all podcasts except for the latest (#68), which was presumably an oversight. You can download episode 68 here.

If you don't wish to subscribe to the podcast directly with a podcast player, subscribing to the feed with your favourite RSS reader should allow you to download the podcast episodes.

I've submitted a pull-request which would add download links to the podcast posts on the blog, please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.

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    I've fixed the SoundCloud download link for podcast #68 as well.
    – hairboat
    Sep 14, 2015 at 22:30

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