Note to readers: this article obviously doesn’t apply to owners of aniPod.
Back when podcasting was new, it was easy to find a podcatcher (a site that lets you subscribe to podcasts). I used to use Juice, but it doesn’t work very well with Vista. I’ve tried some others after Juice broke, but they were also-rans. I resurrected my interested after buying a Zune, because it has the built in ability to subscribe to podcasts. Some are video, and since the Zune excels at showing video, that’s nice, but a lot of them just show who’s talking, so it might as well be audio only.
Plus, I needed some filler audio for my car, in between listening to audio books. The search was on for something that would work with Vista. I found it in an unlikely place. I’d had Media Monkey for years, and never knew that it had podcatcher capability. I remembered that I had used it to download podcasts after catching them from Juice, so I checked again, and voila, the capability was there. It works like a charm, and it even recognized my Sansa Clip+, so I don’t have to go back and forth between different software programs. You do have to make sure it’s the newest version, 3.2, as my original didn’t work on Vista.
A really good site to search for podcasts is podcastalley.com. Right now, I have downloaded some podcasts on barbecuing, astronomy, and Dr. Who. Between Media Monkey and Zune, I believe I’m set for a few more years.