How to Download Spotify Podcasts as MP3s with Recorders [Free]

Updated by Adam Gorden on Mar 17, 2023 2:12 PM.

As we all know, except for music, Spotify is always working hard to expand the content it offers. In recent years, podcast grows significantly in Apple Podcasts and other platforms. Podcast tells entertaining stories or educational knowledge to listeners. And it releases listeners' hands, making it possible for them to do other things like household chores while listening to podcasts. In 2018, Spotify starts running podcasts, and its podcast section grew by 175% within 3 months. Until now, Spotify podcast has become an essential part of Spotify.

Unlike music in Spotify, podcasts can be downloaded by both Free users and Premium subscribers. Some users want to transfer Spotify podcast to an MP3 player or other devices for playing anytime. But these podcasts cannot be played or transferred outside of Spotify. Most of Spotify users will get disappointed since the supportive device for Spotify is limited. If you can download Spotify podcast to MP3, those will not be problems anymore. Today, here we'll show you how to download Spotify podcast to MP3.

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Part 1. How Can You Download Spotify Podcasts as MP3s
Part 2. Download Spotify Podcasts as MP3s - ViWizard Spotify Music Converter
    2.1 How to download your episodes as MP3s from the Spotify desktop app
    2.2 How to transfer your episodes as MP3s to your devices
Part 3. Record Spotify Podcasts as MP3s - Audacity's Timer Record
Extra Tip: How to Upload Spotify Podcasts as MP3s to Apple Music

Part 1. How Can You Download Spotify Podcasts as MP3s

With a Spotify account, you have the ability to download your following podcasts to your device, even with no Premium subscription required. To download the podcasts, just enter the title and click on the Download button and you can listen to your favorite episodes in the Offline Mode. While you need to check for new episodes from time to time on your desktop experience, you can choose to set up auto-downloads, soi future episodes will be automatically downloaded.

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However, you can only play your downloads in the Spotify app for desktop or mobile. If you wish to play your favorite episodes on other media players such as Apple Music's platform for iTunes or Music app on another device, you'll want to download your episodes as MP3s.

As you may know Spotify content has DRM protection. To download your episodes as MP3s, you have to crack the DRM from your episodes. All you need is a powerful tool such as a recorder, which helps you record the audio from any on-demand Spotify podcasts and export the recordings to MP3s. From here we'd like to introduce how you can get the MP3s with ViWizard Spotify Music Converter by downloading and converting the music tracks to the audio format file you prefer - such as MP3, which is pretty straightforward. Or if you wish to record Spotify podcasts as MP3s, you'll need to learn how to set up the Timer Record in Audacity to make a scheduled recording manually.

Part 2. Download Spotify Podcasts as MP3s - ViWizard Spotify Music Converter

The best way to download your episodes to MP3s is using a professional Spotify Music downloader called ViWizard Spotify Music Converter. While other online websites work with other websites such as Spotify Web Player (, YouTube and even VK, ViWizard Spotify Music Converter works with the Spotify desktop app on your Mac or Windows PC. So if you're downloading podcasts with ViWizard, the podcast quality is equivalent to approximately 96kbit/s on the device running the Spotify desktop app.

Best Spotify Music downloader for Podcasts - ViWizard Spotify Music Converter

Added with the DRM removal feature, ViWizard Spotify Music Converter is designed for both Premium and Free users to download any contents from your libraries such as playlist songs, albums, podcasts, radio stations, and audiobooks. To download your episodes to MP3, you just need to adjust the output format to MP3 for all the music tracks you added to ViWizard. If the media player you want to play your downloads support other audio file formats, you can choose M4A, M4B, AAC, WAV, or FLAC in VIWizard. The best part is that the downloaded music tracks will be embedded with the full ID3 tags. Go ahead.

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Key Features of ViWizard Spotify Music Converter

  • Download and convert Spotify track, album or playlist to plain formats
  • Support the playback of Spotify contents on Sony Walkman MP3 Player
  • Preserve Spotify contents with the original audio quality and full ID3 tags
  • Remove ads and format protection from Spotify music at 5× faster speed
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2.1 How to download your episodes as MP3s from the Spotify desktop app

First, download and install ViWizard Spotify Music Converter to your computer. Then, follow the steps below to download podcasts from Spotify to MP3.

1Add Spotify Podcasts to ViWizard Software

Launch ViWizard Spotify Music Converter on your computer then it will automatically load the Spotify app. Navigate to select podcasts you want to download and copy the podcast link. Then return to ViWizard software and paste the link into the search box on the converter. Click the + Add button to add Spotify podcasts to the conversion list.

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2Configure the Output Format of Spotify Podcast

Click the menu bar of ViWizard Spotify Music Converter, select the Preferences option then there will pop up a settings window. Here you are allowed to set MP3 as the output format for Spotify podcast. Also, you can change the bit rate, sample rate, and channel. After that, click on the OK button to save the settings.

select output format

3Start to Download Spotify Podcast as MP3

Now you can click on the Convert button to initiate the task of Spotify podcast download MP3. Then ViWizard Spotify Music Converter will save those podcast MP3 files to your computer. And you can click on the Converted icon to browse all the downloaded Spotify podcasts. You can freely transfer those Spotify podcasts to your device for playing.

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2.2 How to transfer your episodes as MP3s to your device

Now you can transfer those MP3s to all your devices and play with the most common media players.

To transfer your episodes as MP3s from Windows:

Step 1. Connect the device to your PC via a portable USB cable.

Step 2. Find and select the folder that contains your episodes as MP3s and copy them to your device.

To transfer your episodes as MP3s from Mac:

Step 1. Use a USB cable to connect the device with your Mac. If your device are using the Android OS, make sure to have the Android File Transfer app.

Step 2. To transfer your episodes as MP3s to the device, select the device in Finder sidebar and click Files in the button bar. To transfer to an Android device, open the Android File Transfer and select and open the device storage under "Use USB for".

Step 3. Drag a selection of MP3s from the Finder window onto the device's Files app.

Part 3. Record Spotify Podcasts as MP3s - Audacity's Timer Record

If you're familiar with Audacity and use it to record Spotify songs, you'll want to learn how use the Timer Record to record Spotify podcasts. Timer Record operates in a manner similar to setting your digital video recorder or cassette recorder to make a scheduled recording. Once you set up the Timer Record, you can start make recordings for your episodes from the Spotify desktop app.

To set up Timer Record in Audacity:

Step 1. On Windows or Mac, launch the Audacity program.

Step 2. From the top menu, choose Transport > Recording > Timer Record.

audacity transport recording timer record

Step 3. Now please customize the settings the timer controls.

Start Date and Time: This shows the current live time on opening the dialog, meaning that the recording you schedule will start immediately unless you change this control to a time and date in the future.

Enda Date and Time: You can set the end of the scheduled recording either by specifying this at "End Date and Time", or by choosing the length of the recording at "Duration".

To record Spotify podcast with Timer Record:

Step 1. Head to the Spotify episode you wish to record with Audacity's Timer Record, and then confirm the duration. For example, you should see the episode length is 35min 16sec.

spotify podcast duration

Step 2. Return to Audacity's Timer Record, and set the length of the recording at Duration as: 00days 00h 35m 16s.

audacity timer record duration setting

Step 3. Click OK and the Timer Record starts the recording, and then head to play the episode in the Spotify desktop app.

audacity timer record spotify podcast

To export the recording to MP3:

Step 1. Once you stop the recording, you'll be asked to save the project.

Step 2. To export the recording as MP3, choose File > Export > Export as MP3, and then browse for the Music folder you wish to save the MP3.

audacity timer record recording export as mp3

Extra Tip: How to Upload Spotify Podcasts as MP3s to Apple Music

If you have your episodes on other music services such as Apple Music, you may now able to upload those MP3s to the Music or iTunes desktop app. So you can combine your favorite Spotify podcasts with others from Apple Music in the same place.

4.1 How to upload your episodes as MP3s to the Music/iTunes desktop app

For starters, you have to upload those MP3s to the Apple Music desktop app (ex: the iTunes or Music app) on your Windows or Mac computer. Once your episodes are added to iTunes, you even can choose to sync your entire library with those episodes to your iPhone or iPad.

To upload your episodes as MP3s to iTunes:

Step 1. On Windows or Mac, open the iTunes desktop app.

Step 2. To upload your episodes as MP3s to the iTunes desktop app, choose File > Add File/Folder to Library.

Step 3. Browse for the MP3s in Windows Explorer or Finder to open.

add spotify podcast mp3 to itunes

Step 4. Now under the Recently Added tab you find all the MP3s.

itunes added podcast reccently added

To transfer your episodes as MP3s from Mac:

Step 1. The current media kind of the MP3s should be Music. To set it as Podcasts in iTunes, open the options menu for that item > Song info > Options. Open the drop-down menu of media kind and select Podcasts. Click OK to save.

itunes song info options media kind podcast

Step 2. Open the Apple Music Contents Menu, and then select Podcasts. You can now access that MP3 as Podcast in iTunes.

itunes apple music contents menu podcasts

Step 3. You can now click the Gear icon for that podcast and adjust some settings.

itunes podcast settings

To upload your episodes as MP3 to the Music app:

Step 1. On Mac, open the Music app.

Step 2. To upload your episodes as MP3s to the Music app, choose File > Import in the Apple menu.

Step 3. Browse for the MP3s in Finder to open.

Step 4. Those MP3s will be added to the Recently Added tab in the Music app.

To change the media kind into Podcast in the Music app:

Step 1. You're suggested to change the media kind of the MP3s from Music to Podcasts. Right-click on the item > Song info > Options > media kind, and then choose Podcasts from the drop-down options menu instead. Click OK.

Step 2. Now head to Podcasts in the Apple Music Contents Menu to find those episodes.

4.2 How to transfer your episodes as MP3s to the Music mobile app

As stated, you're allowed to sync your episodes as downloaded items your iPhone or iPad with iTunes' Sync feature.

To sync your episodes as MP3s to the Music mobile app:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone or iPad to the Windows or Mac computer that runs the iTunes app.

Step 2. When prompts in iTunes, find and select your device next to the Apple Music Contents Menu in the iTunes app.

Step 3. On the side bar, select Podcasts if you have change the media kind of those MP3s into Podcast, or select Music if you don't make any changes of the default media kind.

Step 4. For Music, make sure "Sync Music" > "Entire music library" is checked. For Podcast, make sure "Sync Podcasts" > "Automatically include" is checked.

itunes sync podcasts

Step 5. Click on Sync.

Step 6. Wait until the syncing podcasts to your iPhone or iPad is finished, and then click Done.

Step 7. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Podcast app and find those podcasts under the Recently Updated or Downloaded section.

podcasts app recently updated downloaded sync podcasts


Among all the methods, the first one is highly suggested, for it is designed with an easy-to-use interface and high output quality. And there is no serious shortcoming with ViWizard Spotify Music Converter. If you use multiple streaming music services, you can choose Audacity.

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