In macOS Catalina the podcast fetcher was moved from iTunes to a dedicated Podcasts app which is now missing some of the functionality that was available in the previous version.
For example, the OPML import and export functionality is missing so I went looking for an SQLite database that Apple likes to use for this kind of storage (similar to highlight information for Books).
I found a plist file which lists all the podcast subscriptions under:
with the relevant parts looking like this:
<array> <dict> <key>feedUrl</key> <string>https://jasonbarnard.com/feed/podcast/</string> <key>title</key> <string>#SEOisAEO Digital Marketing Podcast - The most fun you'll ever have learning about digital from the experts</string> <key>uuid</key> <string>131C83A7-7244-4B9C-96CE-2847C84C9A06</string> </dict> <dict> <key>feedUrl</key> <string>http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:130477445/sounds.rss</string> <key>storeId</key> <string>956912399</string> <key>title</key> <string>1 Day Business Breakthrough - Helping Entrepreneurs Discover Their Next Big Idea Today |1DayBB</string> <key>uuid</key> <string>B3D9254A-EF70-4B3E-8F10-6A811D54104D</string> </dict> </array>
I’m still now sure how the UUID is calculated.
Export as OPML
I created a PHP package to create an OPML export of all your subscriptions. Here is how to use it if you have PHP and Composer installed locally:
composer create-project kasparsd/podcasts-tools cd podcasts-tools composer export > opml.xml
which will install the package and export the feeds to
opml.xml in the same directory.