Problems dowloading podcasts

For some odd reason, I'm having all kinds of problems downloading podcasts lately. I've tried downloading the latest episode of This Week in Tech from iTunes, but the download stalls about 15% or so in. I've tried downloading directly from the AOL Radio feed that they provide, but it stalls at 12% everytime! I've tried this on multiple machines (which are all connecting to the same router) and get the same result. Furthermore, I've even tried taking the router out of the equation completely, with no change.

And TWiT is not the only podcast I'm having similar issues with. I can't download the new episodes of the 1Up Yours show or Diggnation either through iTunes or their websites! I'm starting to wonder if my ISP might be somehow filtering files with *.mp3 or *.aac extensions? Would any of you know if there's anyway to find that out? I can download other media files (even big ones like the Digital Life videos) without any issues, but for some reason the audio podcasts are giving me trouble. I've even tried different mirrors listed at the main sites, but even those are stalling out after a while. However, I was able to get the Diggnation podcast directly through a torrent, even while iTunes and Rev3 were timing out on that particular feed. It's really strange and frustrating.

Does anyone have any insight on what might be causing this?

I've had many podcasts stall via iTunes....have you tried Juice instead?

http://juicereceiver.sourceforge.net/

When itunes gets ditzy, I use this to get the podcasts downloaded. P

Are you using a torrent program at the same time or Peer Guardian 2? They can cause updates to stall out with Itunes.

mateo wrote:

I've had many podcasts stall via iTunes....have you tried Juice instead?

http://juicereceiver.sourceforge.net/

When itunes gets ditzy, I use this to get the podcasts downloaded. P

Good advice, I'll check it out!

Gaald wrote:

Are you using a torrent program at the same time or Peer Guardian 2? They can cause updates to stall out with Itunes.

Nope to both. The weird thing is that I'm able to replicate this issue on multiple PC's in my house, with or without my router. I tried it at my parents place and didn't have the issue. It's really strange.