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Podcast searcher

Search any podcast in iTunes library

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podsearch finds podcasts via iTunes Search API.

Search parameters:

  • query - search string (name, author etc)
  • country - ISO alpha-2 country code (us, de, fr etc), default: us
  • limit - maximum number or search results, default: 5

Returned attributes for each podcast:

  • id - iTunes ID (e.g., 979020229)
  • name - podcast name (Talk Python To Me)
  • author - author name (Michael Kennedy (@mkennedy))
  • url - Apple Podcasts URL (
  • feed - podcast RSS URL (
  • category - main category (Technology)
  • image - 600x600px image URL (
  • country - ISO alpha-3 country code (USA)
  • episode_count - episode count this year (26)


pip install podsearch


Search podcasts by query:

>>> import podsearch
>>> podcasts ="python", country="us", limit=10)
>>> podcasts[0].name
'Talk Python To Me'
>>> podcasts[0].author
'Michael Kennedy (@mkennedy)'
>>> podcasts[0].url

Retrieve podcast by iTunes ID:

>>> import podsearch
>>> podcast = podsearch.get(979020229)
'Talk Python To Me'

Development setup

$ python3 -m venv env
$ . env/bin/activate
$ make deps
$ tox


Pull requests are welcome. For major changes, please open an issue first to discuss what you would like to change.

Make sure to add or update tests as appropriate.

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