Back to Top

Error on SciAm's Science Talk podcast

5 posts / 0 new
Last post
mrwashy
Offline
Last seen: 11 years 1 month ago
Joined: 11/28/2009 - 08:03
Error on SciAm's Science Talk podcast

I'm getting the following error when trying to subscribe to science talk:

Description: java.lang
Exception: URL points to a valid web page, but it doesn't look like an RSS feed

I did email SciAm's webmaster, but have also tried the exact same address (http://www.sciam.com/podcast/sciam_podcast_i.xml) in Listen and on my BB. Both worked. I grabbed the address from the Top Feeds tab here and have retyped it several times. I'm using 2.0 on a Droid. Any suggestions?

ChicagoPete
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 7 months ago
Joined: 12/11/2008 - 16:37
Science Talk

I navigated over to sciam.com and found a different URL for Science Talk. Might be worth a try...

http://rss.sciam.com/sciam/science-talk

mrwashy
Offline
Last seen: 11 years 1 month ago
Joined: 11/28/2009 - 08:03
Thanks but unfortunately no

Thanks but unfortunately no dice. It's still giving me the same error with new rss link.

eric
Offline
Last seen: 9 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 11/06/2008 - 22:02
This feed is broken

The problem is that there is invalid character in the feed..somewhere around line 61. It's something that's trying to be an apostrophe but it's not.

If you go to the top feeds on this site an click on the feed, you'll see that the browser cannot parse it either. I tried firefox and IE.

So that url is definitely correct or it wouldn't have gotten into the top 50, but the item posted on 11/24 is breaking it.

What you can do, is add the feed in DC by browsing the top feeds in the add feeds screen (DC top feeds). It will let you add the feed but it won't be able to update it. Once the feed is fixed, you should be all set.

Thanks for posting about it, I'm sure you're not only only one having the problem.

mrwashy
Offline
Last seen: 11 years 1 month ago
Joined: 11/28/2009 - 08:03
Thanks!

Thanks!