How Do I Subscribe to Your Show?
Subscribing is easy. See the FAQ entry on ways to listen and start with whatever your preferred application is for listening. All of those applications support subscription.
iTunes is one of the easiest. On a desktop/laptop, here’s what you do:
1) Launch iTunes
2) Go to the iTunes Store
3) Search for Expanded Perspectives
4) Select that large icon/logo for Expanded Perspectives at the bottom of the listed shows
5) On the next screen, select Subscribe
Once you have done this, if you are using one of the more recent versions of iTunes, our show will appear in the Podcasts section of your library. This can be confusing because Apple has folded the store and the iTunes application all into a one stop place now so it’s important to understand that you don’t have separate apps for that anymore. If you don’t have a music library or use iTunes for music, you should still see a My Podcasts heading at the top of the iTunes screen, just left of the center, along with My Stations, Playlists and the iTunes Store. Once you are subscribed, when you select My Podcasts, you will see our show, along with any other shows you’ve chosen to subscribe to.
If you’re on an iOS device, you still find and subscribe to us via iTunes, and then to listen to our show, look for the Podcasts app. It is a separate app in iOS.
If you are using Stitcher, you’ll need to set up an account, log in and then simply search for Expanded Perspectives. Once you find it, you will create stations within Stitcher, that are like your own personally curated radio stations. Then you select Expanded Perspectives and click add to station playlist on the icon and it will become a part of the station you choose.
If you are using TuneIn, you can actually listen to us there without even logging in. However if you want to save or subscribe to our show from within TuneIn, you’ll need to create an account. Once you do that, you can follow us there and you will always have access to new shows.
How Do I Become a Member of Expanded Perspectives Elite?
Signing up for Expanded Perspectives Elite is simple. Just Click on the Expanded Perspectives Elite tab on the main page of our website. Once there, you need to choose which membership level you would like either Gold or Platinum. Select the level of membership that’s right for you, once you have completed your payment through PayPal, be sure to wait for the browser to automatically send you back to our main site, where you’ll then complete your signup process. Using your Username and Password Login. If you are using a desktop we recommend using FireFox or Safari as your browser. Once logged in click on the tab that says RSS Feed. This will bring up all of the episodes. If you wish to add this to iTunes just go to the top of the page and copy your unique URL. Then go over to iTunes go to your podcast and click on File on the top left. Scroll down to Subscribe to Podcast. A small white box will appear. Just Paste the copied unique URL and click Ok. Click on Feed and all of the episodes should begin to appear. Now every week just refresh the page and the new episode will continue to appear. If you are using an smartphone or tablet follow the directions below.
If you are using an iPhone or iPad just go to our website and click on the Elite tab on the Home page. Once there, login using your Username and Password. Scroll down and Press and Hold on the RSS FEED tab. Remember Press and Hold. Your iPhone/iPad should give you the following choices – Open, Open in New Tab, Add to Reading List and Copy. Choose “Copy”. Then go over to your iTunes Podcast App. Go to Your Podcast and on the top left on your screen you will see a “+” emblem. Press that and your iPad will give you the following choices. “Add Podcast” and “Add Station“. Choose “Add Podcast“. A white empty box should appear. Press and Hold the blank box and your iPad should prompt you to “Paste“. Press the “Paste” tab and then select “Subscribe“. Your Elite Podcast should appear. Just select “Feed” and all of the episodes should appear.
If you are using an Android phone you will need a podcast App. There are dozens but a free one that seems to work well is “Overcast:Podcast Addict”. Just go to your Google Play App and Search for “Overcast: Podcast Addict”. Download it. Once you have the “Overcast Podcast Addict App”, go to our website and click on the Elite tab on the Home page. Once there, login using your Username and Password. Scroll down and Press and Hold on the RSS FEED tab. Remember Press and Hold. Your phone should give you a few choices one of them being “Copy“. Select “Copy” and then go over to your “Overcast App”. You will see a “+” emblem on the top right of your screen or a prompt that says “Add a Podcast” in the center of the screen. Press either one, and on the top right of your screen you will see ” Add URL“. Press that and then “Done“. Your Elite Podcast should appear. Be sure to select “All” not just “Unplayed“.
If you have any issues, just email the show email@example.com.
I Don’t Have or Like iTunes. What Other Ways Can I Listen?
iTunes is not for everyone. If you are one of those folks who can’t stand it, there are several other ways to listen to our show.
1) At our website, which in a lot of ways is one of the best places to listen because there is always extra supporting content there and a great blog.
2) Via the Stitcher app and website, which is a great podcast management app that has a particularly strong similar content recommendation algorithm.
3) Via the TuneIn app or website, which is another great podcast management app that works across multiple platforms as well.
4) Via pretty much any podcast aggregation app you can find on your iOS or Android device including but not limited to ‘Podcasts’, Podcast Addict, Podcatcher and others.
I’m Having Problems Downloading your Show.
There are a whole lot of things that can stand between our show and your ears, and while we can’t know them all, we can tell you some of the most common issues.
Generally our feed, which is where all of our shows are hosted and distributed to various platforms, is ultra-reliable. It is hosted by Libsyn, one of the longest running podcast syndication services out there. This means the odds that something is wrong on that end of the spectrum are very, very low.
However, many other roadblocks can present themselves. iTunes is a bit of a quirky service itself. So if you’re using iTunes to find, listen, or subscribe to us, keep in mind that it is a little shaky at times. Many times if you’re having download issues with your ‘Podcasts’ app on your mobile device, the quickest fix is often to unsubscribe to us, delete the old shows and resubscribe. Upon doing this, 90% of the time, you’ll get all of the shows you either couldn’t access, or wouldn’t download completely for some unknown reason.
Let’s not forget that iOS and other mobile OS’s have a tendency to be less than reliable themselves these days.
In a worst case scenario, you can almost always listen right here on our website where there’s more content to take in anyway, and our website is mobile friendly.
If you’ve tried all these things and are still having an issue, please contact us and we’ll do anything we can to help you get our content into your brainpan.
How Do I Send You My Story?
Sending us your story or experience is simple. Just use the contact page on the website or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or if you feel like telling us your story or presenting a story for others to hear during one of our breaks, you can call the show +1-817-945-3828.