I can't download old podcasts

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  1. JohnyW

    JohnyW New Member

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    Every podcast subscription I have, It's only the most recent or ones I have downloaded in the past. I'm trying to download some old podcasts to some new subscriptions I have, but when I go to the episode list in the iTunes store and click on get episode, It won't let me download it. It shows iTunes is downloading something, but it only lasts a second and disappears. Anyone know how to fix this issue?
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    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    Its not an issue at all. The old podcast may not be on the server anymore. You can't expect the podcast creators to archive all those episodes. Not everyone has the money and/or the server space for all that media.
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    I had a feeling that was the case, but wouldn't they delete it from the list? I figure it would be a simple process to delete the download file after the source file.
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    Are you directly linking from the Site where you got the XML file or are you getting it from Apple's directory?
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    I've tried both.
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    Then most likely, they've removed the content from their server(s).

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