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Command line podcast client

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castero is a podcast client for the command line.

example client screenshot


Install from PyPi with pip:

$ pip install castero


$ pip install castero --upgrade

Manual Installation

$ git clone
$ cd castero
$ sudo python install


Running castero requires the following external dependencies:

  • vlc >= 2.2.3


After installing castero, it can be run with simply:

$ castero

The help menu provides a list of controls and can be accessed by pressing h. Alternatively, see the list below:

    h            - show this help screen
    q            - exit the client
    a            - add a feed
    d            - delete the selected feed
    r            - reload/refresh feeds
    s            - save episode for offline playback
    arrows       - navigate menus
    page up/down - scroll menus
    enter        - play selected feed/episode
    space        - add selected feed/episode to queue
    c            - clear the queue
    n            - go to the next episode in the queue
    i            - invert the order of the menu
    p or k       - pause/play the current episode
    f or l       - seek forward
    b or j       - seek backward


The configuration file is located at {HOME}/.config/castero/ after the client has been run at least once.

Please see castero.conf for a list of available settings.

Additionally, a file containing your list of feeds is located at {HOME}/.local/share/castero/feeds. This file is provided to avoid redownloading feeds on every startup. However, it is not intended to be manually modified. Removing this file will simply cause castero to replace it with an empty list next time you run the client.


This project uses pytest for testing. To run tests, run the following command in the project's root directory:

$ python -m pytest tests

You can also run tests for an individual unit, i.e.:

$ python -m pytest tests/


MIT License

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