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Penny Arcade DLC as iTunes Podcast

Update 2: Cough cough cough … Penny Arcade's robots.txt is very… how should I say… revealing... check it out

The awesome Penny Arcade recently rebooted their long dormant podcast in the form of a new PA DLC page. They are calling it a podcast but it is not an actual podcast in the iTunes sense, and cannot be set to automatically download. I emailed Jerry and Keiko about it, but it has been radio silence ever since.

Update: The officially RSS link is only available to people who funded the Kickstarter. So for those of us who LOVE Penny Arcade but had no idea the podcast specific Kickstarter even happened…

I decided to fix the problem myself. For your listening pleasure, here is the Penny Arcade DLC as an actual iTunes podcast. Enjoy.

Open in iTunes



Should anyone be interested, the very simple source code for generating it is also availible on Github!

Comment by: Rita on

Rita GravatarThank you, I did not know this was happening and was totally crushed to see I missed out. You made my day. Thank you.

Comment by: Max on

Max GravatarWhy does everything link to ?

Comment by: Jesse G. Donat on

Jesse G. Donat GravatarSorry about that, I had reworked the code from something I made before, and as it worked in iTunes with the `enclosure` being defined the `link` got overlooked. I've fixed it.

Comment by: Ernie Oporto on

Ernie Oporto GravatarLooks like these have called behind by a month.

Comment by: Jesse G. Donat on

Jesse G. Donat GravatarActually its up to date with what they have on their public DLC page. It runs behind their KickStarter feed, and I'm not giving access to that.

Comment by: douglas on

douglas GravatarIs this broken for good? Any way to restore it?

Comment by: Jesse G. Donat on

Jesse G. Donat GravatarThis article is very old. They have a public feed now on the page:

The link is:

There is a private URL you can find if you Google around, I'm not going to hand that out, but that gets the podcasts a couple days earlier. Right now they're on the same podcast anyway and it's probably not worth worrying about.

Comment by: nako on

nako GravatarThank you for leaving update #2 up. It was a big enough clue to let me figure it out.

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