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How to Download Podcasts from Spotify as MP3 Files

Learn how to download and convert Spotfiy podcasts to MP3 in 5 simple steps.

Listening to podcasts is a good way of entertainment when you are driving, exercising, mowing the lawn, commuting to work, etc. At present, it’s quite easy to access a podcast. For instance, Spotify, the giant in the music streaming world, offers podcasts covering a wide selection of podcasts, from specific topics like dog training to more general ones like how to lead a happy life, from simple chatting like movies to more professional ones like sound effects. You can listen to them with the Spotify app installed.

You can also download podcasts from Spotify for offline streaming, on Android and iOS, desktop, across gaming consoles, cars, TVs, and on whatever else you use to tune in. In this way, you can still listen to Spotify podcasts when a network is unavailable. Yet you can’t copy or transfer the downloaded Spotify podcasts for use on other devices, as they are just stored as cache files. In this article, we are going to show you how to download Spotify podcasts to MP3 format. You can then export them to any other device for normal playback.

Tool Required – AudiFab Spotify Music Converter

AudiFab Spotify Music Converter is a tool specially developed for Spotify users, fully compatible with Windows 7/8/10/11 & macOS 10.11-12 Monterey. No matter you are a Spotify Premium subscriber or a Spotify Free user, you can use it to convert Spotify songs, podcasts and playlists to MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC.

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AudiFab Spotify Music Converter

  • Download podcasts from the Spotify app to the computer.
  • Convert Spotify podcasts to MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC.
  • Keep original audio quality and ID3 tags after conversion.
  • One click to burn Spotify music to CD.
  • Free updates and technical support.

Part 2: How to Use AudiFab to Get Spotify Podcasts as MP3 Files

AudiFab is beginner-friendly. You can use it to convert Spotify podcasts to MP3 files in 5 simple steps.

Open AudiFab Spotify Music Converter.

Open AudiFab Spotify Music Converter, you'll see a simply-designed interface. Once you launched AudiFab, the Spotify app would be opened automatically in the background.

main interface

Add a Podcast from the Spotify app to AudiFab.

Drag and drop a podcast from the Spotify app to AudiFab, it'll be analyzed automatically. Then just click the OK button to upload it to AudiFab.

add a spotify podcast to audifab

Choose MP3 as the output format.

Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner. Here you can select the output format (MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC) and specify the output folder. Next, just close the Settings window to apply the changed settings.

choose mp3 as the output format

Convert the Spotify Podcast to MP3.

Click the Convert button and AudiFab would immediately start exporting the Spotify podcast as an MP3 file to your local computer.

convert spotify podcast to mp3

Find the MP3 download on the local drive.

Click the Converted tab and you can check and locate the Spotify podcast in MP3 format.

find mp3 download

You can also go to the output folder set in Step 3 to find the downloaded Spotify podcast.

Part 3: Frequently Asked Questions

Can I listen to podcasts on Spotify with a free account?

Spotify is a freemium service. By signing up as a Spotify member, you can access its entire music library, including the podcasts. Thus, no matter you are a Spotify Premium or a Spotify Free user, you can listen to Spotify podcasts without extra payment.

Can I download podcasts from Spotify without Premium?

You can download Spotify podcasts on various devices, for instance, on Android phones or iPhone. Yet on desktop, Spotify has not enabled the Download option for podcasts without upgrading to the Premium plan.

How can I download podcasts from Spotify to listen offline within the Spotify app?

Just go to the podcast episode that you’d like to download, tap / click the Download icon. Should there be no Download icon, go to the three dots or three horizontal lines. You should find the Download option there.

Can I keep the downloaded Spotify podcasts forever?

Spotify is a streaming service. Once you discontinue the subscription, the downloaded podcasts would be gone by the end of your subscription.

If you use AudiFab to download podcasts from Spotify as .mp3, you can keep them forever.

Is AudiFab Spotii Music Converter freeware?

AudiFab Spotii Music Converter is shareware. It can be downloaded for free. The free trial can convert the first three minutes of each podcast for sample testing. You need to purchase a license to unlock the time limitation.

Conclusion

When you download podcasts from Spotify, they are saved in the cloud for offline streaming. If you locate the downloaded podcasts, you’ll find they are not downloaded in a regular format. Instead, they are scattered cached files.

To download podcasts from Spotify to MP3 format, you need to turn to a third-party tool – AudiFab Spotii Music Converter. It’s an easy-to-use tool. By AudiFab, you can get Spotify podcasts as MP3 files in 5 simple steps.

AudiFab is free to try. It can be downloaded for free and converts the first three minutes of each audio file for sample testing. If the program meets your need, you can buy a license to unlock the time limit.

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