One of the best resources here at Creating a Family is our weekly radio show. Every week, we interview leading experts in the infertility and adoption fields about a wide range of topics. We use the podcast model for our show so that people can listen whenever is convenient, and all ten years worth of older shows are available to download.

While you can listen to the Creating a Family podcast from our website, the easiest way is to use a podcatcher on your smartphone. A podcatcher is an app that allows you to subscribe to your favorite podcasts and download episodes directly to your phone. There are hundreds of different options, but they all work basically the same way.

iPhone
iphone podcatcher app icon While there are dozens and dozens of different podcatcher apps for the iPhone, the easiest option is to use Apple’s native podcatcher that comes pre-installed on all iPhones: Podcasts. ┬áIf you have trouble finding the Podcasts app (it can’t be deleted, but it can be buried in a folder with other pre-installed apps you don’t use), you can swipe down on the home screen to access the iPhone’s search function.

how to subscribe to podcasts on the iPhone

Once in the Podcasts app, click on the search feature in the bottom right corner and search for “Creating a Family,” then click on the Creating a Family podcast icon. This will take you to the podcast’s main page, where you have the option of downloading individual shows or subscribing to make sure you never miss an episode.

how to subscribe to podcasts on the iPhone

Once you’ve subscribed to the Creating a Family podcast, new episodes will automatically be downloaded to your phone. You can find them by clicking on the My Podcasts tab on the bottom of the app. You can find and download older shows by clicking on the Feed tab.

how to subscribe to podcasts on the iPhone

Android
Unlike the iPhone, the Android doesn’t come with a native podcatcher app, so you will need to download one. There are hundreds of options, many of which are free or inexpensive. This tutorial uses the Pocket Casts app, but they should all work similarly. Once you’ve chosen and downloaded your podcatcher app, click on the search feature (usually a magnifying glass) and search for “Creating a Family.”

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Once you’ve found the Creating a Family podcast, you can subscribe to make sure you never miss a show. Pocket Casts lets you subscribe directly from the search feature, while other podcatchers require you to go to the podcast page and click on subscribe.

how to subscribe to podcasts on the android

Once you’ve subscribed, you can go to the Creating a Family podcast page to download older podcasts.

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Happy listening!