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[5 Methods] How to Download Apple Podcasts to MP3

Posted by Adam Gorden on Apr 4, 2024 11:00 AM • Category: Record Audio
4 mins read

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Downloading Apple Podcasts in MP3 format is a way to achieve offline listening, share podcasts with friends, and archive your favorite episodes. While Apple Podcasts is a convenient platform for discovering and streaming podcasts, it doesn’t allow users to listen to the downloaded podcasts in other places. Here we bring 5 effective methods to help you convert and download Apple Podcasts to MP3 for playback on any device of your choice, giving you the flexibility to enjoy your favorite podcasts anytime, anywhere. Let’s begin exploring the way to get MP3 Apple Podcasts.

Method 1. Get Downloaded MP3 Podcasts via TunesKit Audio Capture

For high-quality audio files, TunesKit Audio Capture software would be the best choice that allows users to convert and download podcasts from Apple Podcasts to MP3. Apart from MP3, there are many other popular audio formats in Audio Capture like M4A, M4B, FLAC, WAV, etc. TunesKit Audio Capture can also download audio from music services like Spotify and YouTube Music, and other audio played on websites.

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How to download Apple Podcasts to MP3 via TunesKit Audio Capture

Step 1Prepare to download podcasts

Visit the official website of TunesKit to download Audio Capture on your computer;

Click the + icon to add iTunes software to Audio Capture;

add audio source

Click the Format drop-down arrow to customize your output podcast formats as MP3;

set output format

Step 2Play and download podcasts

Click the iTunes icon in Audio Capture and then search for the episode you want to download on iTunes and play it; Audio Capture will download it when you start playing;

Step 3Save and locate downloads

Click the Stop button and Save button if you think it is time to end downloading to save the podcast to your computer; all the downloads will be saved in the History list and the Open icon will guide you to the saving folder on your computer.

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Method 2. Get MP3 Apple Podcasts via Apple Podcasts App

Apple podcasts app allows users to download MP3 podcasts in default for free. Users just need to have an Apple ID and Apple Podcasts app, they can download podcasts from it to MP3 easily. However, it is not available to enjoy those downloaded podcasts out of the app. So if you don’t need to play podcasts with other devices, this method may be the best way to get MP3 Apple Podcasts. Here are tutorials to download Apple Podcasts on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

For iPhone/iPad

Step 1: Enter the Apple Podcasts app on your iPhone/iPad;

Step 2: Find the episodes you want to download to MP3 and enter the program playlist;

Step 3: Tap on the three-dotted icon at the bottom right of each episode; then select the Download Episode option to start downloading the episode; if downloaded successfully, the episode’s Download icon will turn grey;

podcasts download iphone

Step 4: You can find all the downloaded podcasts in the Downloaded list: Library > Downloaded.

podcasts downloaded list

For Mac

Step 1: Enter the Apple Podcasts app on your Mac;

Step 2: Search for the program you want to download; on the left screen, there are podcast classifications in which you can select channels you like;

Step 3: Right-click on the episode and click on the Download Episode option; the downloaded episode can be found in the Downloaded list.

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Method 3. Download Apple Podcasts to MP3 via iTunes

On iTunes Store, there are episodes that you can find on Apple Podcasts and you can download those podcasts from iTunes and get MP3 files with your account.

Step 1: Open the iTunes software on your PC and sign in with your account;

Step 2: Turn to the Podcasts panel on it;

Step 3: Enter the name of the episode you need to download on the search bar and click the cover;

Step 4: Click Store on the right of the screen and then click Return;

Step 5: Click the Preview button to preview your item and then choose the podcast you want to download by clicking the Subscribe;

Step 6: Click the Get button next to the episode name to download your episodes.

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Method 4. Download MP3 Apple Podcasts on Website

To get MP3 podcasts quickly from Apple Podcasts and easily transfer them to a MP3 player, this method may be the best choice allowing you to get MP3 Apple Podcasts downloads for free.

Step 1: Enter the website of the Apple Podcasts channel you want to download on your PC and then visit the website of an episode of the channel;

podcasts episode website

Step 2: Right-click your mouse and then click the View page source option;

view page source

Step 3: Press Ctrl + F on your keyboard on the page source and then enter MP3 on the search bar;

locate mp3 link

Step 4: Copy the link following the location and search for the link;

go mp3 link

Step 5: Click the three-dotted icon and click the Download button to get MP3 audio.

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Method 5. Download Apple Podcasts to MP3 via Online Tool

You can also get podcasts from Apple Podcasts with a special Apple Podcasts downloader. In this way, you can just download an episode for free per month and if you want to download more, you need to subscribe to it. Here are the detailed steps to use this tool.

Step 1: Enter the website to download Apple Podcasts as MP3;

Step 2: Copy the URL of the episode you desire to download and paste it to the downloader website; and then click the OK button;

paste url

Step 3: Enter your email and submit it;

enter email

Step 4: Wait a minute and you will receive an email to download the episode to MP3;

Step 5: Click the link you receive and then enter a new website;

Step 6: Click the three-dotted icon to select the Download option to get your MP3 podcast.


Now you have gotten 5 effective ways to download Apple Podcasts to MP3. Although the MP3 podcasts downloaded on the Apple Podcasts app cannot be played out of the app, the other ways mentioned above can break the limitation and make you free to enjoy Apple Podcasts anytime and anywhere. TunesKit Audio Capture gives an all-in-one downloading plan for those sounds played on a computer and you can try it when you need.

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