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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

1. The Joe Rogan Experience

The podcast of Comedian Joe Rogan.

2. 1619 by The New York Times

“1619” is a New York Times audio series hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones. You can learn more about this podcast at nytimes.com/1619podcast.

3. Code Switch by NPR

What’s CODE SWITCH? It’s the fearless conversations about race that you’ve been waiting for! Hosted by journalists of color, our podcast tackles the subject of race head-on.

4. Crime Junkie by audiochuck

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. Unlocking Us with Brené Brown

We are hardwired for connection, and connecting requires courage, vulnerability, and conversation. I want this to be a podcast that’s real, unpolished, honest, and reflects both the magic and the messiness of what it means to be human.

6. 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.

7. The Ben Shapiro Show by The Daily Wire

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. My Favorite Murder by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark

Lifelong fans of true crime stories Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark tell each other their favorite tales of murder and hear hometown crime stories from friends and fans.

9. Call Her Daddy by Barstool Sports

Follow along Alex Cooper and the Daddy Gang as they exploit the details of their lives, making you feel a [expletive] of a lot better about yours.

10. Dateline NBC

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

10. Dateline NBC

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 2020

1. BBC RSS Feeds

Subscribe to news feeds from the BBC that cover top stories, world news, UK news, business, politics, health, education and family, science and environment, technology, and entertainment and arts.

2. CNN

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


Follow up-to-the-minute sports news coverage, scores, highlights and commentary for the NFL, MLB, NBA, College Football, NCAA Basketball and more.

4. Fox News RSS

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. 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. New York Times RSS Feeds

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

7. NPR RSS Feeds

Follow any section of NPR in your news feed.

8. Reddit RSS

Access the front page feed, subreddits, multireddits, comments on specific posts, and more.

9. Reuters RSS

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

10. Wall Street Journal

News and commentary about world news, U.S. business, markets news, technology, and lifestyle.

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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.

Click here to learn how to create an RSS Feed for your website.

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, Google Podcasts, Spotify, 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.

Click here to learn how to create a Podcast RSS Feed.

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