I’ve subscribed to a new podcast recently. I go through periods of engagement and disengagement with genealogy, and at the moment i’m pretty engaged – probably because my Ancestry subscription is about to renew.
Anyway I received an email from Ancestry last week telling me that they had developed a podcast show with Tony Robinson, and that the first few episodes are available to download. So I fired up my trusty podcatcher software – BeyondPod – and hunted around looking to subscribe –
The page for the podcast is here.
I thought I’d look at the instructions to subscribe to the podcast through this handy YouTube video that ancestry has thoughtfully put on the page.
But as an android user it seems that I had to download a podcast tool called Stitcher. Really all I wanted was the RSS address – so I tweeted ancestry, as I couldn’t find the address anywhere.
@computa_mike Good to see you found the feed & thanks for letting us know about the missing mobile icon. We'll fix this pronto.
— Ancestry UK (@AncestryUK) September 13, 2016
I then browsed the site using a laptop, and lo and behold : RSS icon. As Ancestry UK says – it looks like the RSS icon is missing from the mobile interface.
I’ve downloaded the episodes – and I’ve listened to episode 3 so far on my way into work so far.
I did spot that there were issues with Tony’s script though – at roughly 25 seconds in :
“…It would be unusual to read anything about the drive for voting rights for women in Britain without seeing mention of the Pankhurst name. That’s not just down to sisters Christabel, Sylvia and Adela though. Their mother Emmeline was the founder of the women’s social and political union and she lead the British suffragette movement in the early 1900’s. Their Mother Emmeline was the founder of the women’s social and political union and she lead the British suffragette movement in the early 1900’s.”
Looks like there was an editing issue with episode 3. The audio quality for episode 3 certainly seems lower than the other episodes.
Nice touch though : Mark Hamil is in Episode 4 !!!