How to stream podcasts to your iPhone, iPod, or iPad

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How to stream podcasts to your iPhone, iPod, or iPad

To stream any podcast via iTunes, just tap the title.

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Podcasts are awesome-sauce. When I’m in the car or out for a run, there’s nothing I like better than an episode of “This American Life,””Wiretap,” or the amazing new radio-drama “The Truth.”

Seriously, what’s not to like? iTunes is home to zillions of podcasts — there’s literally something for everyone — and they’re all free.

There is, of course, one downside: podcasts consume space. Not a ton (the average episode of “This American Life” is about 27MB, the equivalent of three or four MP3 song files), but if your iPhone is already brimming with apps, music, videos, and the like, you might not have the necessary storage for all the great shows you want to hear.

No problem: the iTunes app actually lets you stream podcasts rather than download them. It’s not immediately obvious how, especially with that big, inviting download button next to each show title — and no sign of a Play button. Let’s walk through the steps.

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How to stream podcasts to your iPhone, iPod, or iPad

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