Accessing Podcasts using iTunes
If you wish to subscribe to the podcast in Apple iTunes, then choose the ‘Subscribe to Podcast...’ option from within the Advanced menu:
...and Paste the podcast channel’s address into the URL dialog box which appears, then click ‘OK’. This will end in'.xml'
iTunes will add the channel within the ‘Podcasts’ section of its Library, and if you select this option then you will see the new entry and its details.
Clicking on the triangle to the left of the channel will show details of all the episodes which make up the channel. By default, only the most recent episode is fetched automatically, but others can also be downloaded using the ‘GET’ button(s).
The precise behaviour of iTunes with regard to how often the podcast is checked for new episodes and which episodes are downloaded and kept can be configured using Edit... Preferences... Podcasts.