How to listen to a podcast

How to Subscribe to a Podcast

You never have to pay anything to subscribe to SQPN podcasts. We make all our podcasts available for free. And while you can visit our web site to listen to the new episodes as they become available, that might be inconvenient for you. You might want to have the latest episodes download to your computer or phone automatically as they become available instead of having to seek them out. It’s like the difference between watching TV as it airs or letting your DVR record it for you.

It’s very simple to set up a subscription, but first you’ll need some software, which ranges in price between free and a few bucks. They all have various features, like syncing your listening progress across various devices, but we won’t get into all that here. We’ll stick to helping you with the basic function of subscribing to a podcast so that it will automatically download new episodes. (Alternatively, you can listen on your Amazon Echo device.)

Our Favorite Podcatcher Apps

There are many podcatcher applications available for the various platforms and you should be able to subscribe to our podcasts with any of them. But the following are the ones that we at SQPN use and enjoy ourselves.

  1. Overcast (iOS)
  2. Pocket Casts (iOS, Android)
  3. Apple’s Podcast (iOS)
  4. Stitcher (iOS, Android)
  5. Google Play Music (Android)
  6. Downcast (iOS, Mac)

On Your Mac Computer

In Pocket Casts

  1. Go to http://play.pocketcasts.com/web in your web browser
  2. Click on the + in the upper right of your browser window
  3. Enter “SQPN” in the search box and hit Enter.
  4. Click on the podcast to which you’d like to subscribe.
  5. Click the subscribe button
  6. To subscribe to all of our podcasts at once, click the + type “http://feeds.sqpn.com/all”.
  7. Click on SQPN: All Shows
  8. Click on the subscribe button.

In Downcast

  1. Launch the Downcast app
  2. Click the “Add” button at the left center of the window
  3. Tap “Search for podcasts”
  4. Enter “SQPN”
  5. Click on the podcast to which you’d like to subscribe
  6. Click on the “Subscribe” link at the top right of the podcast name
  7. To subscribe to all our podcasts at once, click “Add podcasts manually”
  8. Under “Feed or OPML address”, enter “http://feeds.sqpn.com/all”.
  9. Click on “Subscribe”

In Stitcher

  1. Go to http://www.stitcher.com in your web browser
  2. Click on the magnifying glass at the top of the window
  3. Search for “SQPN”
  4. Stitcher only contains a handful of our show feeds, some of them for shows we don’t produce anymore. Your best bet is to subscribe to SQPN.com to get all of our current shows. Click on SQPN.com
  5. Tap the + in the lower right of the SQPN logo to subscribe and add the show to your Stitcher favorites playlist.

In iTunes

  1. Open iTunes and click on Store at the top of the screen
  2. On the right side of the iTunes store, click the down-arrow next to Music and select Podcasts.
  3. In the top right-hand corner of the screen, click in the search box, type SQPN, and hit Enter.
  4. The top row scrolls left and right. Click the podcast to which you’d like to subscribe.
  5. Below the show’s logo, click the subscribe button.

On Your Windows Computer

In Pocket Casts

  1. Go to http://play.pocketcasts.com/web
  2. Click on the + in the upper right of your browser window
  3. Enter “SQPN” in the search box and hit Enter.
  4. Click on the podcast to which you’d like to subscribe.
  5. Click the subscribe button
  6. To subscribe to all of our podcasts at once, click the + type “http://feeds.sqpn.com/all”.
  7. Click on SQPN: All Shows
  8. Click on the subscribe button.

In Stitcher

  1. Go to http://www.stitcher.com in your web browser
  2. Click on the magnifying glass at the top of the window
  3. Search for “SQPN”
  4. Stitcher only contains a handful of our show feeds, some of them for shows we don’t produce anymore. Your best bet is to subscribe to SQPN.com to get all of our current shows. Click on SQPN.com
  5. Tap the + in the lower right of the SQPN logo to subscribe and add the show to your Stitcher favorites playlist.

In iTunes

  1. Open iTunes and click on Store at the top of the screen
  2. On the right side of the iTunes store, click the down-arrow next to Music and select Podcasts.
  3. In the top right-hand corner of the screen, click in the search box, type SQPN, and hit Enter.
  4. The top row scrolls left and right. Click the podcast to which you’d like to subscribe.
  5. Below the show’s logo, click the subscribe button.

On Your iPhone or iPad

In Overcast

  1. Launch the Overcast app
  2. Tap the + in the upper right
  3. Tap the search box
  4. Enter “SQPN”
  5. Tap on the podcast to which you’d like to subscribe.
  6. Tap the subscribe button
  7. To subscribe to all of our podcasts at once, from the main screen, tap the + button and then tap Add URL.
  8. Enter “http://feeds.sqpn.com/all”.

In Pocket Casts

  1. Launch the Pocket Casts app
  2. Tap Discover
  3. Tap the search box
  4. Enter “SQPN”
  5. Tap on the podcast to which you’d like to subscribe.
  6. Tap the subscribe button
  7. To subscribe to all of our podcasts at once, tap “Discover” and then the search box and enter “http://feeds.sqpn.com/all”.
  8. Tap the + in a circle to subscribe.

In Downcast

  1. Launch the Downcast app
  2. Tap the “Add” button at the bottom center of the screen
  3. Tap “Search for podcasts”
  4. Enter “SQPN”
  5. Tap on the podcast to which you’d like to subscribe
  6. Tap on the “Subscribe” link at the top right
  7. To subscribe to all our podcasts at once, from the main screen tap the “Add” button at the bottom of the screen.
  8. Tap “Add podcast manually”
  9. Under “Feed or OPML address”, enter “http://feeds.sqpn.com/all”.
  10. Tap on “Subscribe” in the top right of the screen

In Stitcher

  1. Launch the Stitcher app
  2. Tap the search button at the top right of the screen
  3. Search for “SQPN”
  4. At the top, tap the “Shows” button
  5. Stitcher only contains a handful of our show feeds, some of them for shows we don’t produce anymore. Your best bet is to subscribe to SQPN.com to get all of our current shows. Tap on SQPN.com
  6. Tap the + to the right of the title SQPN.com to subscribe and add the show to your Stitcher favorites playlist.

In Apple Podcasts

  1. Launch the Podcasts app
  2. Tap the search button at the bottom right of the screen
  3. Tap in the search box at the top of the screen
  4. Search for “SQPN”
  5. The top row scrolls left and right. Tap the podcast to which you’d like to subscribe.
  6. Tap the subscribe button

On Your Android Phone

In Google Play Music

  1. Launch the Google Play Music app
  2. Tap the menu button on the top left of the screen
  3. Tap Podcasts
  4. Tap the search button on the right right of your screen and search for “SQPN podcast”. Podcasts appear under the Podcasts heading in your search results.
  5. Tap the podcast to which you’d like to subscribe. If you want to subscribe to all of our podcasts at once, tap on “SQPN: All Shows”. Otherwise, tap on the individual show.
  6. Tap the subscribe button
  7. Tap the checkbox next to Auto-download if you want to always automatically download the latest episode.
  8. Tap the checkbox next to Notifications if you’d like to be notified when new episodes are available.
  9. Tap Playback order to ensure the episodes are played oldest to newest.
  10. Tap Subscribe.

In Pocket Casts

  1. Launch the Pocket Casts app
  2. Tap Discover
  3. Tap the search box
  4. Enter “SQPN”
  5. Tap on the podcast to which you’d like to subscribe.
  6. Tap the subscribe button
  7. To subscribe to all of our podcasts at once, tap Discover and then the search box and enter “http://feeds.sqpn.com/all”.
  8. Tap the + in a circle to subscribe.

In Stitcher

  1. Launch the Stitcher app
  2. Tap the search button at the top right of the screen
  3. Search for “SQPN”
  4. At the top, tap the Shows button
  5. Stitcher only contains a handful of our show feeds, some of them for shows we don’t produce anymore. Your best bet is to subscribe to SQPN.com to get all of our current shows. Tap on SQPN.com
  6. Tap the + to the right of the title SQPN.com to subscribe and add the show to your Stitcher favorites playlist.

On Amazon Echo/Alexa

To listen on your Amazon Echo using Alexa, it’s very simple. Just say, “Alexa, play [name of podcast] with TuneIn” and it will be begin playing. For example, you can say, “Alex, play Secrets of Movies and TV Shows with TuneIn,” and it will start playing the latest episode.