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You asked and we listened! Here are links to the most popular RSS feeds and podcasts. We keep this list updated, so be sure to bookmark for future reference! 

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The Most Popular Podcast RSS Feeds in 2021

1. The Apology Line

If you could call a number and say you’re sorry, and no one would know … what would you apologize for? For fifteen years, you could call a number in Manhattan and do just that. This is the story of the line, and the man at the other end who became consumed by his own creation.

2. The Daily by The New York Times

This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.

3. The Bible in a Year

In The Bible in a Year podcast, Fr. Mike Schmitz walks you through the entire Bible in 365 episodes, providing commentary, reflection, and prayer along the way.

4. Crime Junkie

Are you interested in true crimes? Then this is the podcast for you. We will talk about unsolved crimes like Jack the Ripper and the New Orleans Axeman with my co-host Nicole Streng and Eric Simpson.

5. The Experiment

On this weekly show, the hosts check in on how the “experiment” of having a “government of the people, by the people, and for the people, with liberty and justice for all” is going.

6. The Dan Bongino Show

He’s a former Secret Service Agent, former NYPD officer, and New York Times best-selling author. Join Dan Bongino each weekday as he tackles the hottest political issues, debunking both liberal and Republican establishment rhetoric.

7. Unrivaled: Long Island Serial Killer

The Ben Shapiro Show brings you all the news you need to know in the most fast moving daily program in America. Ben brutally breaks down the culture and never gives an inch! Monday thru Friday.

8. Morbid: A True Crime Podcast

Morbid is a true crime, creepy history and all things spooky podcast hosted by an autopsy technician and a hairstylist. Join them for a heavy dose of research with a dash of comedy thrown in for flavor.

9. Dateline NBC

Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.

10. The Lincoln Project

Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.

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Top 10 RSS News Feeds for 2021

1. CNN

CNN boasts itself as the world leader in online news and information and seeks to inform, engage, and empower the world.

2. New York Times

Find dozens of feeds within the subjects of opinion, news, marketplace, culture, and lifestyle.

3. Huffington Post

Read the latest headlines, news stories, and opinion from Politics, Entertainment, Life, Perspectives, and more.

4. Fox News

Stay up-to-date with Fox’s information in their categories: Latest Headlines; Most Popular; Entertainment; Health; Lifestyle; Opinion; Politics; Science; Sports; Tech; Travel; U.S.; Video; and World.

5. USA Today

USA TODAY delivers current local and national news, sports, entertainment, finance, technology, and more through award-winning journalism, photos, videos, etc.

5. LifeHacker

Lifehacker’s an award-winning daily blog that features tips, shortcuts, and downloads that help you work and live smarter and more efficiently.

6. Reuters

Business and financial news, U.S. and international breaking news.

7. Politico

POLITICO strives to be the dominant source for news on politics and policy in power centers across every continent where access to reliable information, nonpartisan journ.lism and real-time tools create, inform and engage a global citizenry.

8. Yahoo News

The latest news and headlines from Yahoo! News. Get breaking news stories and in-depth coverage with videos and photos.

9. NPR

NPR is an independent, nonprofit media organization that was founded on a mission to create a more informed public. Follow any section of NPR in your news feed.

10. Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times is the largest metropolitan daily newspaper in the country, with a daily readership of 1.3 million and 2 million on Sunday, more than 30 million unique latimes.com visitors monthly and a combined print and online local weekly audience of 4.6 million.

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What Is an RSS Feed and How Do I Use One?

There are several types of RSS feeds, but the two most common ones are for written media and audio media. Written media RSS feeds are those you would find on a news outlet, blog, or some other written content. The other type of RSS feed is for audio such as podcasts, music, or audiobooks.

With a website’s RSS feed, you can add the address to an RSS feed reader to receive a daily digest of the latest content released by your favorite outlets. Rather than having to visit each website and scan for new content, your RSS feed readers will curate a list for you in one place of the most recent posts along with a brief summary of what the content is about.

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With podcast RSS feeds, having a direct feed address allows listeners to subscribe using any podcast player application. Some people mistakenly think that the only way to listen to a podcast is via podcast directories such as iTunes/Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher etc.

The reality is, however, that if you have an RSS feed address, you can actually subscribe to the show’s feed directly. For example, if you don’t care for Apple products, and don’t want to download their iTunes app to play your favorite podcast, using a podcast player app can be a wonderful alternative.

If you have the RSS feed address of your favorite show, you can get directly to the show you’re looking for in most applications (including those associated with podcast directories such as iTunes) without having to search through hundreds of show names and similar titles that may have paid to have their show be listed higher in the results page. 

This can be especially helpful for smaller shows that might not have all the relevant data in their descriptions that would otherwise aid their audience in finding them faster.

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