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SoundCloud RSS Feeds

SoundCloud appears to have gained popularity in recent times for hosting podcasts on. As a consumer of their service they're pretty good at everything except having a visible RSS feed on a profile page for a show! If I want to listen to a show in my podcast app of choice, an RSS feed is the easiest way for me to achieve that.

Turns out SoundCloud do have RSS feeds, they're just well hidden and unfindable from the profile page itself. Thankfully, you can construct the URL for it from information on the profile page, and here's a bookmarklet that will do it for you:

javascript:var%20userURI;var%20metaTags=document.getElementsByTagName(
%22meta%22);for(var%20i=0;i<metaTags.length;i++){t=metaTags[i];if(
t.attributes[%22property%22]&&t.attributes[%22property%22].value==
%22al:ios:url%22){userURI=t.content;}}if(userURI){u=userURI.split(%22//%22)[1];
window.location=%22http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:%22+u+
%22/sounds.rss%22;}

Or as a handy link to copy to your bookmarks bar. Simply click/run that when on a SoundCloud profile page and you'll be taken to the RSS Feed URL.