Rogue Health Podcast No. 1: How Weightlifting Counteracts Aging

I made my first solo podcast today. I’ve made three others with my friend, fitness buff extraordinaire Jay Campbell, and I thank him for pointing me in the right direction as to technical stuff for the podcast.

This one is on how weightlifting counteracts aging, which is a central topic of my book, Muscle Up. Have a listen, hope you enjoy it.

Download the podcast.

P.S.: There’s now a Rogue Health page on SoundCloud, where you can follow, subscribe, and listen.

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Rob says December 2, 2015

Is there an RSS feed? I think most folks can’t listen in podcasting apps without one.

http://podcasting.help.soundcloud.com/customer/portal/articles/2106990-setting-up-your-podcast-s-rss-feed

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    null says December 3, 2015

    Here’s another link to how an RSS feed is enabled on soundcloud:
    http://podcasting.help.soundcloud.com/customer/portal/articles/2106988-getting-started-with-podcasting

    I too wish to have the RSS feed to your podcast. I only consume blogs and podcasts via RSS or Atom XML. Can’t be polling all day long.

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    P. D. Mangan says December 3, 2015

    There’s now an RSS feed I think: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:190546777/sounds.rss Let me know how that works, ’cause I don’t understand it at all.

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      null says December 3, 2015

      Almost. Each podcast episode needs to be listed in an element. This is Tim Ferriss’: http://timferriss.libsyn.com/rss

      I copied your feed, and inserted this block right before the ending tag ( also at http://pastebin.com/zEzSze5U if you filter out XML):

      Rogue Health Podcast No. 1: How Weightlifting Counteracts Aging
      2 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0000

      <![CDATA[I made my first solo podcast today. I’ve made three others with my friend, fitness buff extraordinaire Jay Campbell, and I thank him for pointing me in the right direction as to technical stuff for the podcast.
      This one is on how weightlifting counteracts aging, which is a central topic of my book, Muscle Up. Have a listen, hope you enjoy it.
      ]]>

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      podcast

      Then I serve the file on webserver on my desktop PC, then it works on the Android App “Beyond Pod” https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mobi.beyondpod&hl=en . So, you’re almost there.

      I believe what you have currently done is to give iPod and iPhone users a link to the iTunes store. However, that leaves out 82.8% of the world that uses androids. http://www.idc.com/prodserv/smartphone-os-market-share.jsp . You need to “publish” the mp3 URLs as elements to reach those folks.

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        P. D. Mangan says December 3, 2015

        Null, I appreciate that, you went to a lot of trouble. Unfortunately I hardly understand it at all. I’m going to have to figure this out. I don’t understand why, if I’ve uploaded my podcast, people can’t just listen to it.

        Added: didn’t I publish the mp3 right here on my blog?

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          null says December 4, 2015

          Mr. Mangan,

          Podcast apps are like having a Tivo for podcasts. I’ve followed your blogs for years and I follow a lot of other blogs, but I don’t want to go around and check each blog for new updates – I use an rss reader (http://www.goread.io). Doing stupid, repetitive things is for machines.

          Anyways, would you be up for posting a screen shot ( perhaps on Imgur) of your RSS podcast settings in word press so we can take a look?

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          P. D. Mangan says December 5, 2015

          Null, I get that about RSS feeds, just baffled why it isn’t automatic on my end. I looked for my RSS feed in WordPress and can’t find it. According to this: https://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Feeds it’s all automatic and I don’t need to do anything.

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          null says December 6, 2015

          Oh ok. Well, if you continue to post your podcasts on this blog as well, then it looks like it will show up in your Word Press feed:

          http://roguehealthandfitness.com/feed/

          If I load that URL into my podcast app, then I see your first podcast MP3. WordPress (WP) is orthogonal to your soundcloud page, but as long as you link into WP blog, then it should show up on those subscribing to the your WP site’s feed. You may want to put the URL pretty high in a podcast post, as I have noticed that you have WP truncating (intentionally or otherwise) the content in order to make RSS feed readers force a click through to your site.

          Anyways, thanks for all your writing and research. You’re a one-man content machine.

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          null says December 6, 2015

          Fakeout. Just saw that you made your 2nd podcast post. I believe that since this 2nd post lacks the direct MP3 link and perhaps the “play the mp3” widget, then it doesn’t show up in your main WP feed.

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          P. D. Mangan says December 6, 2015

          Then I should be using my own link?

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          null says December 7, 2015

          I can confirm with Rob that the original sound cloud RSS feed now works:

          http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:190546777/sounds.rss

          I now see <item> elements in that feed.

          Anyways, it looks like the above soundcloud RSS feed should now be rock solid and should deliver the mp3s, but if you also want to solidly cross post into your WP blog, then I would do whatever you did with the first podcast WP post instead of the second one — the first post delivers the podcast to podcast apps using your site’s WP feed, the second does not. ( Aesthetically, I prefer the minimalist widget from the first post to the second one. The soundcloud widget is garish.)

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          P. D. Mangan says December 7, 2015

          OK, thanks null, I’ll post my own link here from now on.

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      Rob says December 4, 2015

      That RSS feed doesn’t have any episodes in it, you’d hopefully see your first episode in it. Inspecting RSS feeds for problems is best done in Firefox since it doesn’t try to do something ‘smart’ with them. Chrome is too dumb (just shows raw XML, unless you know how to read XML). Take a look at Null’s link to Ferriss below in Firefox, you see a list of his episodes. In yours you see the template, but no episodes with links to MP3’s. Perhaps you have to ‘publish’ that 1st episode to your RSS feed ala: http://podcasting.help.soundcloud.com/customer/portal/articles/2161801-adding-tracks-to-your-rss-feed

      Can we just listen to the mp3 above? Yep. Can I listen to it in the Soundcloud app? Yep. A lot of folks however use podcasting apps on phones for many reasons including: New podcasts automatically downloaded when on wifi so they’re ready to go for our commute/run/workout without sucking on our data plans, no hunting different web sites or twitter feeds to know when a new podcast is out, better controls, etc. A prerequisite for getting your podcast consumable by a podcast app is an RSS feed (they poll your RSS feed to see if new episodes are out yet.)

      So, see if that soundcloud help link above let’s you see your episode in your RSS feed in firefox and we’re probably good.

      You might try out a podcast app if you’re getting into this, there are free standard ones available for each platform, but they tend to suck. I like this one http://www.shiftyjelly.com/pocketcasts which I think is $4, a fraction of your supplement budget.

      Ping me on twitter if you want me to try out the RSS feed again, @elder_rob

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        P. D. Mangan says December 4, 2015

        Thanks, Rob, I think I did it now. I can’t help but feel this is all so absurd, they just expect you to know this stuff. Somebody could be recording for years and never know about it.

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          Rob says December 5, 2015

          RSS feed looks good to me now, adding the RSS feed manually into my podcast app works fine, I see both episodes and can listen to them fine.

          I tried searching for “Rogue health” in 2 podcast apps, which probably uses iTunes for searching, and it didn’t come up. Perhaps it’s just a matter of time, or perhaps you have more work to do, if you care about that. I’m off and running with your RSS feed, so I don’t care.

          Also, google is getting into the game: https://play.google.com/music/podcasts/publish I’m not necessarily recommending that, just FYI.

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          P. D. Mangan says December 5, 2015

          OK, thanks Rob.

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Jibz says December 2, 2015

Swagga Uncle!

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A. says December 3, 2015

Hey can you please put this up on iTunes so I can use the app and listen to it on my phone when I’m out? Thanks!

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    P. D. Mangan says December 3, 2015

    Says on SoundCloud that my RSS feed should be automatically submitted to iTunes. If it’s not there, please let me know.

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Paul says December 3, 2015

P.D. I have a request for a blog post if you are so inclined. I was in the midst of setting up my annual physical with my doctor and began to think about whether there were any other specific blood work tests that I should request outside of the standard panels. I remember seeing in your posts many gold nuggets of information as to specific tests and what the results mean. I think a post on specific tests all men should request and pay attention to would be great.

Paul

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    P. D. Mangan says December 3, 2015

    Hey Paul, good idea. I’ll look into that.

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