yt-cast: Generating podcasts from YouTube URLs

Today’s goal: Turn a collection of YouTube links into a podcast.

Start with a config.json like this:

  "brandon-sanderson": [

And it will automatically download all referenced YouTube videos, convert them to MP3 (both using youtube-dl), and serve an RSS feed that’s compatible with most podcast programs.

Tested URLs include:

  • Playlist URLs (like the above)
  • Single video URLs
  • Channel URLs

Most youtube URLs should work though.