New episodes not showing (e.g. Géopolitique) – with workaround
It’s been a few weeks now that one of my favorite podcasts, the very popular “Géopolitique” from France Inter, stopped showing up new items in Pocket Casts – even though they show up fine in all other podcast apps I’ve tried.
The URL for that podcast is https://radiofrance-podcast.net/podcast09/35099478-7c72-4f9e-a6de-1b928400e9e5/rss_10009.xml
It looks like this is due to their adding a permalink item (with a
guidelement that has
isPermalink="true") as first item in the feed – it’s a short permanent ad. This seems to mess up with Pocket’s logic to figure out latest episodes or something.
I’ve confirmed this by developing a quick-and-dirty proxy that will strip all permalink items from that feed (URL https://n8n.1mediacenter.org/webhook/rss-patch), which works fine in the app.
Of course this is a workaround, and it would be great if the app would handle these smoothly!
Hi! There’s a slight possibility this could be related to some server issues we’ve been experiencing recently. The developers are currently working on potential fixes, though.
Could you perhaps try the following?
- Turning your device off and back on may sometimes do the trick.
- Force close the app and restart it.
Exactly the same issue for me for maybe a couple of weeks now, with some other podcast from “France Info” (same radio group). New episodes are not showing up. I finally tested this from other podcasts apps, and new episodes are showing up there.
I tried to restart my iPhone, but this didn’t help.
I really hope you’ll find a solution, because I just love your app :-)
Hi, I have the same issue with this podcast: https://pca.st/podcast/8f01ea40-4722-0136-fa7c-0fe84b59566d
Hi, @yjouanique and @altered98c8bef761! Our developers are already aware of the issue with this podcast, and they are currently working on a fix. We don’t have a timeline yet for when that will be released, however. For now, the workaround is to unsubscribe and resubscribe.
@yjouanique, I will share the information you found with the developers. Thank you very much!
@grazav The issue with your podcast is a different one. Specifically, the feed URL we had on file for it (https://feeds.acast.com/public/shows/6507ef04cb582e00119c0121) does not contain information. It looks like the podcast author changed the URL without a proper redirect, so our system did not automatically detect the change.
In any case, I found the new feed URL, and I’ve updated the podcast listing. You should now be getting the latest episodes for this podcast. Kindly check that on your end!
Thank you for your efforts and for this great app!
I would just note that the workaround to unsub / resub will only work once, i.e. all episodes will show up when you re-sub, but all subsequent episodes from then on will still not show up. This means you would have to do this every day… :/
The developers will be releasing a potential fix for the issue with version 7.53 of the app, so please keep an eye on when that becomes available for your device in the Apple App Store.
Of course, if the issue persists after updating to 7.53, please let us know!
Thank you so much, will report back!