Will my podcasts download automatically while I'm away on holiday?

That depends on the podcast software you use. 

Most podcast software will check podcast feeds regularly and download new episodes automatically. However, it may require you making sure your computer or device is switched on, connected to the internet, and that your podcast software is running. This may not be possible or practical, so you may need to make other arrangements (e.g. asking a friend to download episodes on your behalf).


Many of the BBC's podcasts are available to download internationally through the BBC Sounds website.

If you have access to the internet while you're on holiday, you may not have to miss out. Check our How do I download a podcast episode from the website? page for advice on how to download podcasts from the internet browser on your computer, mobile or tablet.


Check how long the podcast is available for

If you have subscribed to a BBC podcast, but are going to be away on holiday for a while, please note that some podcast episodes are only available for seven days before being removed. That means that if you're away for longer than seven days your chosen podcast(s) might not be available to download when you get back. To find out more about podcast episode availability, please see our How long are podcasts available for? page.