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Here’s How to Get Your Favorite Slate Podcasts Without the Ads

Here’s How to Get Your Favorite Slate Podcasts Without the Ads

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How to Get Your Slate Plus Podcasts

Bonus segments, exclusive series, no ads: Subscribe to the members-only podcast feed.

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Slate Plus membership includes exclusive audio content and ad-free access to all Slate podcasts.

If you use an iPhone or iPad, the easiest way to take advantage of these benefits is to use Slate’s iOS app. You can find out more here.

Another simple option is to listen directly on the podcast article pages while signed into your Slate Plus account.

Or follow these instructions to subscribe to Slate Plus podcasts with the podcast player of your choice using your special, members-only podcast feed. Choose the master feed, which contains all of Slate’s podcasts, or subscribe to individual shows.

The Master Feed

Or copy this link and manually import it into your podcast app:

(To copy and paste on most mobile devices, tap and hold your finger on the link. For detailed instructions, click here.)

Individual Shows

Select the podcast you want from the menu below. Then copy the link and import it into your podcast player.

That didn’t work? Need more help? Follow the step-by-step instructions below.

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How Do You Want to Listen?

On a Computer

The simplest way to listen on a computer is to visit the podcast article pages—just make sure that you're signed into your Slate Plus account.

iTunes users

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  1. Copy the feed URL from the top of this page.
  2. Select “File” from the menu bar.
  3. Select “Subscribe to Podcast …”
  4. Paste your unique URL into the dialogue box.

If you see “Submit a Podcast,” you’re probably looking in the iTunes store rather than the menu bar.

If you can’t find “Subscribe to Podcast …” in the File menu, you’re probably using an older version of iTunes. Try the Advanced menu, or visit iTunes support.

Non-iTunes users

The feed should also work with most RSS readers, including these browser-based RSS readers:

In a Podcast App on Your Mobile Device

iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users:

  • Podcasts app

Click the URL at the top of this page from your mobile device. You should be prompted to subscribe automatically after you click the link.

If that doesn’t work, or to subscribe to the individual show feeds:

Launch Safari (not Chrome or another browser).

Paste your URL in the address bar.

OR

Open the Apple Podcasts app

Select the plus sign to add a new podcast

Click Add Podcast

Paste in your URL

Still didn’t work? If you are using an older device or an older version of iOS, try one of the following:

Update your operating system and try again.

Manually install the podcast feed to iTunes on your computer (see instructions above), then sync your device to iTunes.

Try using Downcast or another podcast app instead, or listen inside Slate’s iOS app.

  • Stitcher for iOS
  • Search for “Slate Plus” in the app, then add the “Slate Plus Podcasts” feed to your playlist to subscribe.
  • You will be prompted to enter subscription credentials in order to subscribe. Use the following information:
    • Loading your Stitcher credentials...

For more information on how to use the Stitcher app, visit Stitcher’s FAQ page. (Stay tuned for Android access.)

  • Downcast
    Select the plus sign to add a new podcast.

Choose “Add Podcast Manually.”

Paste in your unique URL.

(We’ve shortened the URLs because that makes it easier for most users to import the URL manually. Some Downcast users report that the shorter URL doesn’t work in Downcast. If you have trouble, open the URL in a Web browser, then copy and paste the longer link that replaces it.)

  • Instacast

Select the plus sign to add a new podcast.

Select “More.”

Select “Enter URL” and paste your URL.

  • iCatcher

Select the plus sign to add a new podcast.

Select “Import Feed With URL” and paste your URL.

  • Overcast

Select the plus sign to add new podcast.

Select “Add URL.”

Android users:

  • BeyondPod

Select “Add Feed.”

Enter your URL in the field at the top, then select “Save.”

(We’ve shortened the URLs because that makes it easier for most users to import the URL manually. Some BeyondPod users report that the shorter URL doesn’t work in BeyondPod. If you have trouble, open the URL in a Web browser, then copy and paste the longer link that replaces it.)

  • DoggCatcher

Select the plus symbol to add a new podcast.

Choose “Feed RSS URL.”

Enter your URL under “RSS URL.”

  • Podkicker

Click the plus symbol in the upper right corner.

Click the "RSS" tab.

Paste in your URL.

  • Pocket Casts

Click the magnifying glass in the upper right corner.

Paste in your URL.

Still Have Questions?

Why can’t I find my Slate Plus podcast feed in the iTunes store or another podcast directory?

Each member is assigned their own unique feed URL. Think of it as the password that gets you into the party.

Can I share my URL with my friends?

Your membership helps support Slate’s journalism and podcasting. Please don’t share your podcast feeds.

What about TuneIn Radio?

Unfortunately, it’s not currently possible to import your Slate Plus podcast feed into the TuneIn Radio player. We’re working on it.

Still having trouble? Email plus@slate.com and we’ll get back to you soon! Sorry, we can’t respond to help requests in the comments.