Troubleshooting The Science Friday Podcast

Hi there! If you use Windows 10, you may have noticed an issue preventing you from receiving the Science Friday podcast. We’re still working on fixing the bug that prevents some users from accessing our podcast.

In the meantime, we have worked out a few steps to help you troubleshoot.

Step 1: Try an alternate feed.

While we work on fixing the bug, we’ve set up an alternate feed for those having trouble accessing the podcast. It is

You can use this feed on any app you use to subscribe to the Science Friday podcast. If you use Apple Podcasts or iTunes, we’ve written out the instructions below.

To manually subscribe to this podcast using the Apple Podcasts app, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Apple podcast app.
  2. Click on the “+” sign in the upper left corner.
  3. Select “Add Podcast” from the menu at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Type into the field.
  5. Click “subscribe.”

To manually subscribe to this podcast using iTunes on your desktop computer, follow these steps:

  1. Open iTunes on your desktop computer.
  2. Click on “File,” and then “Subscribe to podcast.”
  3. Type into the field.
  4. Click “OK.”

After adding this feed, you should once again be able to automatically download the Science Friday podcast. If you continue to have problems, please go to Step 2.

Step 2: Try an alternate podcast application.

If you continue to have trouble with Apple Podcasts, iTunes or your favorite podcast application, you might want to try another one. We can’t make any recommendations for specific programs, but don’t worry—the alternate feed should work for most podcast applications.

You can also find the Science Friday feed in the following podcast programs:

Step 3: Try streaming the podcast.

If none of these steps work, try streaming Science Friday online. Did you know you can listen to every story on, on both your desktop computer and mobile device? You can even listen to the show live on Fridays! Just go to to stream.

We also upload every story to our SoundCloud account, where you can subscribe to a feed and download directly.

We really appreciate your support, and hope this helps you out. And, as always, thanks for listening!