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Old 02-04-2010, 02:47 AM   #16
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I Absolutely loved it
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The podcast's RSS/XML is now iTunes compliant, so while you are waiting for the podcast to be indexed and searchable from within iTunes, you can add it to your own copy of iTunes with these steps:

1. Open iTunes
2. Go to the Advanced menu and choose Subscribe to Podcast...
3. Type in feed://www.passporter.com/podcast/passporter-moms-podcast-disney.xml and click OK.

It will take some time to download the episodes, but once that is done, you're good to go!
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I am on the way to try itunes right now...can't wait!
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Downloading now! Adding you all to my 6 other must-listen-to Disney podcasts.
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Yes! I was able to subscribe & will be downloading to my MP3 player!
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I subscribed via iTunes with your instructions. Listened to both shows while stair stepping. Made it so much more enjoyable.

I like the format and such. I do feel like we are just chatting around a table. You've got a hit!

Thanks for the shout out for our Tokyo trip, Cheryl. Hopefully others will listen and decide to join us. You did a great job on the show.

I agree that we need a small logo or smiley that we can put on our siggy that 1) shows that we're a listener and 2) links to your "listen now" page.
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The podcast's RSS/XML is now iTunes compliant, so while you are waiting for the podcast to be indexed and searchable from within iTunes, you can add it to your own copy of iTunes with these steps:

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2. Go to the Advanced menu and choose Subscribe to Podcast...
3. Type in feed://www.passporter.com/podcast/passporter-moms-podcast-disney.xml and click OK.

It will take some time to download the episodes, but once that is done, you're good to go!

Thanks Jen! It is loaded in iTunes and my iPhone Now!!
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WoW I can't wait to listen to these via my Ipod. This is great info thanks for all you do.
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Wonderful!

I really enjoyed listening to the podcast and I look forward to hearing more in the future. I am a travel agent and will definitely be referring those who are traveling to Disney to listen to them for tips and tricks for their Disney travel.
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