A couple of weeks ago the program I use to download podcasts (hpodder) started failing on the No Such Thing As A Fish podcast, going something like this:
Get: 93.478 451: No Such Thing As Deckchair Wrestling *** 93.478: Message on http://pscrb.fm/rss/p/pdst.fm/e/arttrk.com/p/ABMA5/audioboom.com/posts/8188148.mp3?modified=1667494209&source=rss&stitched=1: curl: (7) Failed to connect to pscrb.fm port 80 after 340 ms: Couldn't connect to server
$ telnet pscrb.fm http Trying 188.8.131.52... Connection failed: Connection refused Trying 184.108.40.206... Connection failed: Connection refused Trying 220.127.116.11... telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection refused
I looked at what URL I had for the podcast - it was
http://audioboom.com/channels/2399216.rss. On a whim I tried changing
http to https - and that a) works, and b) the RSS-file contains
https-links to the soundfiles, which also work!
Odd that they don't just redirect from http to https, if they insist on it. Anyhow, there you have it.