Podgrab is an awesome self-hosted tool to automatically download your favorite latest podcast episodes as soon as they become live. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Podgrab on your Synology NAS using Docker.
Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.
Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it podgrab. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.
Now create two new folders inside the podgrab folder that you created at STEP 3 name one “config” and the other “podcasts“. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.
Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Once you click on User-defined script a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:
- General: In the Task field type in “Install Podgrab“. Uncheck “Enabled” option. Select root User.
- Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
- Task Settings: Check “Send run details by email“, add your email then copy paste the code below in the Run command area. After that click OK.
docker run -d --name=podgrab \ -p 8389:8080 \ -v /volume1/docker/podgrab/podcasts:/assets \ -v /volume1/docker/podgrab/config:/config \ --restart always \ akhilrex/podgrab chmod 777 /volume1/docker/podgrab chmod 777 /volume1/docker/podgrab/podcasts chmod 777 /volume1/docker/podgrab/config
After you click OK on STEP 6 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.
After you click OK on STEP 7, select your “Install Podgrab” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Podgrab – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂
The installation process can take up to a few seconds/minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection. Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:8389 click on Settings. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Select your favorite options then click SAVE. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Go to ADD PODCAST tab, select the direct RSS feed link of your favorite podcast or search for your favorite podcast then click ADD. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Start listening your favorite podcast!
Note: If you want to run this container over an HTTPS check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.
Note: All your favorite podcasts will be automatically saved in the podcasts folder you have previously created at STEP 4.
Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update Podgrab container with the latest image.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.
Note: How to Schedule Start & Stop For Docker Containers.
This post was updated on Thursday / October 21st, 2021 at 10:01 PM