Pocket Casts on my Pixel 3a is able to download and listen to podcasts from several other sources including the following that are published daily:
SANS Internet Storm Center
I can’t download any of this week’s TWIT podcasts on Pocket Casts. I’m receiving a “Download Failed” error for these podcasts:
all about Android
Is anyone else experiencing this issue?
Are you using any tracking blockers?
I have NextDNS running and use Pocketcasts as my podcatcher.
Starting yesterday, the Twit podcasts in Pocketcasts are not available anymore. Must be a NextDNS issue. If I disable NextDNS, all works perfectly.
Anyone having the same experience?
Yes, I had the same issue. I turned off NextDNS and it’s working now. I should have thought to try that solution earlier. How ironic! I heard about NextDNS from Leo while listening to Security Now!
No need to turn off Next DNS - I have it turned on on my router at home.
You just need to whitelist the servers we use for redirects:
From time to time various blocklists block these. You can choose the blocklist you use on NextDNS. Or just whitelist these URLs.
Thanks Leo! That worked! I’ll need to add turning off NextDNS to my troubleshooting process if I have any issues with Podcasts in the future. Thanks for all the great podcasts on TWIT! They are very informative and entertaining.