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I opened up iTunes and the "Get" button is gone for downloading podcast episodes. This is strange because I haven't changed any configuration settings.

Economist Audio Edition:

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BBC Global News podcast:

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I tried unsubscribing and resubscribing to no avail. Does anyone know how this could happen?

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Have you recently updated iTunes? Are you on Windows or Mac OS X? Can you try pressing alt/option while iTunes is launching, and temporarily create a new library, then subscribe to a podcast or two there? Does the issue disappear then? – Daniel Beck Jan 3 '11 at 11:30
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I was wondering about the same thing earlier, just double-click the episode and it will be downloaded.

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That must have been a Steve Jobs decree. Irritating. – craigmoliver Jan 3 '11 at 23:39
That sucks because you have to click everyone, not just "Get all" – craigmoliver Jan 3 '11 at 23:39
Hitting ENTER works as well. Much faster for long lists, just keep hitting DOWN and ENTER until you reach the end. – goldPseudo Aug 5 '11 at 17:16
Since when did press enter 50 times become faster than pressing "GET ALL".. Sorry Apple you fail! – Jafin Feb 13 '12 at 9:04

To fix it, go to control panel, then Add or Remove Programs (or Uninstall Programs). Then scroll down to find iTunes, right-click on it, and select repair.

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Chopchopchops solution worked for me, too! Thanks very much! – user68770 Feb 23 '11 at 8:23
Worked for me too (iTunes 10.2.1) – JoelHess Mar 30 '11 at 1:39

There is no need to reinstall, or "fix" anything. The "get" button has been removed in favor of implementing podcast downloading by just double-clicking on the episode title.

Just double-click anywhere on the episode title and it will be downloaded as normal.

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The "GET and GET ALL" are hidden. For me the buttons were hidden under the Date Released. clicking that will present the buttons.

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Is this for all podcasts or just The Economist?

There is no podcast in the iTMS that goes by that exact name, though there is "The Economist: All audio." Maybe a podcast you used to subscribe to was discontinued on iTunes? A quick Google reveals that The Economist Audio Edition so described is a pay-for subscription podcast. Maybe that's a recent development, and why you can't get the episodes anymore.

Try searching for podcasts in iTunes by selecting the Store, entering your query, and then limiting your results to podcasts.

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It's all podcasts. :-( – craigmoliver Jan 3 '11 at 2:34
I added another screenshot – craigmoliver Jan 3 '11 at 2:37

There is a topic about this issue on Apple's Discussion Forum

There currently isn't a resolution to the issue, but they did determine that the buttons are actually hidden and you can click them if you can find them.

I verified that this is the case - if you know where to click, you can click the invisible buttons. I'll stick with double clicking to download new podcasts until the issue if fixed.

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