If you're new to podcasts, complete directions are below.
The instructions below apply to computers running Windows 2000 and XP or later, including Vista and Windows 7 and 8, or Mac’s OS X and later. If you own an earlier system, download the files manually or access the past shows via your Web browser.
Older podcasts can be accessed via the RSS feed. Once you set up the feed, the listing of all shows available for download will be displayed. The quickest way to see the listing is to use your Web browser.
The easiest way to manage podcasts on your computer is by using iTunes or Google Reader. Links to the instructions for each of these methods are below.
In order to receive Kim's podcasts, you must have a Podcast Feed Reader. This is a program that automatically checks for new Podcasts and downloads them to your computer whenever they're available. There are many such programs. Kim recommends iTunes for maximum functionality (it's free, and you do not need an iPod). Google Reader is another recommended (and free) option.
If your computer doesn't already have iTunes, follow the corresponding instructions below to download and install one or the other of these free programs.
Download the iTunes program to your computer. Click here to go to the iTunes Web site to access the program.
Click the Download Now link on the iTunes Web site to save the file to your computer. Once done, navigate to that file on your computer and double-click it to install. Follow the iTunes installation prompts to complete.
To automatically subscribe to either Kim's Show or Digital Minute, use one or both of the links below. After clicking the link, You should be automatically prompted for your Kim's Club e-mail address and password.
If these automatic links above do not work, go to step 5, otherwise continue with step 6.
(Add the podcast subscription to your iTunes player manually.) In iTunes, click Advanced at the top, then click Subscribe to Podcast.
Using Ctrl + C, copy either the Show (http://podcast.komando.com/show/kim-komando-show.xml) or Digital Minute (http://podcast.komando.com/show/digital-minute.xml) link, and paste it into the iTunes Subscribe to Podcast window using Ctrl + V. Click OK.
The podcasts should appear under the "podcasts" section of your iTunes playlists menu to the left.
When prompted, enter your Kim's Club e-mail address and password. Select the box to "Remember my password" and click OK.
To schedule your downloads, click the Settings... button, and in the Podcast Settings window select an interval (Check for new episodes: pull-down options), select a podcast (Settings for: pull-down options) and click OK.
Manually download files using an Internet browser
You can access the available list of Kim's Shows or Digital Minutes by entering the corresponding URL into your browser's address window.
You will be prompted to enter your username and password prior to downloading the file.
If you like, you can download the podcast to your iPod or other music player. This is optional. Despite the word podcast, you don't need an iPod to listen to these files.
iTunes stores the podcast files in folders on your hard drive. If you have an iPod, download with iTunes. Otherwise, use the software that came with your music player. If using Google Reader, manually save the files as directed in step 3 above and use your device's software to transfer the files.