Subscribing to the Media Casts
Subscribing to the podcast is easy. These Podcasts, sometimes called media casts, are syndicated using RSS. RSS, which stands for Really Simple Syndication, is made up of XML, and is used to “publish” or “feed” content so that software or online services called “podcatchers” can automatically tell when there is new content, and automatically download that content onto your computer or mobile devices. These publish points are called “feeds”. Popular podcatchers include iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and mobile apps like Pocket Casts and the iOS Podcasts app. There are many, many more…but these are some of the popular ones.
To get your podcatcher to “subscribe” to one of our feeds, you generally need the URL, or web address, that points to the XML that describes the feed. We have three different feeds currently. One for all content (both audio and video podcasts), one for a subset of this content that is only audio content (mp3 format), and finally another subset feed for only video content (mp4 format). The address of the all content feed is here. The audio only feed (again, same content right now) is here. The video only feed is here. These can also be found in the right navigation pane of this site, and are identified with orange “RSS” symbols under the “Podcast Feeds” heading near the top. Many of these podcatchers, though, have directories built in, and you’ll likely find this podcast already there. If not, you can use these addresses to the feeds to subscribe manually if your app allows that.
Please keep in mind that the audio podcasts are NOT the same content as the video podcasts, so if you want all the content, please subscribe to both. They cover different things, not just different formats of the same content. The audio feed is more tied to the student experience, in cockpit training, with a few features and special events. The video feed includes in-cockpit video sometimes, but is more feature oriented and does not typically coincide as closely with the training.
All Content (Video and Audio content in one feed): http://studentpilotcast.com/rss
Good luck, and happy listening. Please don’t hesitate to drop me a line via the contact page, or leave comments on individual posts. If you have comments or questions specific to subscribing to the podcast, feel free to leave a comment below on this page.