How to Remove a Podcast From an iPod

by Sophie Southern

There's a podcast available for just about everyone. Podcasts are released as episodes on a regular basis. Podcasts help you stay up to date on your favorite topic, such as news, video games, movies, comic books, television shows and any number of other topics. Podcasts can be downloaded using the iTunes Store and then uploaded to an iPod via iTunes. Podcasts are also removed using iTunes.

1

Connect the iPod to your computer using the USB cable that came with the device. Open iTunes (see Resources) if it does not open automatically.

2

Click the name of your iPod that appears beneath "Devices" on the left side of the iTunes program window. The contents of the iPod will be displayed on the right side of the program window and the "Summary" tab will be automatically selected.

3

Select the "Podcasts" tab. To remove all podcasts from the iPod, uncheck the "Sync Podcasts" box and then click "Apply" to save the change and sync the iPod.

4

Remove an individual podcast by clicking the "all podcasts" drop-down menu to the right of "Automatically include." Select "selected podcasts." Click to uncheck the box to the left of any podcast you want to remove from your iPod and then click the "Apply" to save your changes and sync your iPod.

5

Unsubscribe to a podcast in iTunes by clicking "Podcasts" beneath "Library" in the left side of the iTunes program window. Select the podcast you want to unsubscribe from and then click "Unsubscribe" in the lower-left corner of the program window. New episodes of this podcast will not be downloaded by iTunes, but existing episodes will remain in the iTunes library.

6

Delete remaining podcast episodes in iTunes by right-clicking the name of the podcast and then clicking "Delete." Click "Move to Recycle Bin" in the iTunes dialog box that appears to confirm you want to delete all episodes associated with the podcast. Click "Keep Files" in the iTunes dialog box if you want to delete old podcast episodes from iTunes but still keep them on your computer.

About the Author

Sophie Southern has been a freelance writer since 2004. Her writing has been featured in "JPG" magazine and on Zlio.com. Southern holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography from the School of Visual Arts.

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