Trying to make manual RSS feed but episodes aren't showing up

App version: 3.4.0 Google Play
Android version: 14
Device model: Galaxy S21 5G
Expected behaviour: Episodes show up from RSS feed
Current behaviour: No episodes appear
First occurred: Just started trying this today, so… today
Steps to reproduce:
Serve the following XML somewhere you can get to it with AntennaPod and try to add the podcast via RSS:

<rss version="2.0">
<channel>
<title>Italian Hour</title>
<description>Italian pop/rock/folk music including oldies from the 50's to contemporary, with occasional classical and opera music.</description>
</channel>
<language>it</language>
<link>https://kboo.fm/program/italian-hour</link>
<item>
<title>06/02/24</title>
<description>Italian Hour on 06/02/24</description>
<pubDate>Sun, 02 Jun 2024 12:00:00 EDT</pubDate>
<enclosure url="https://kboo.fm/sites/default/files/episode_audio_b/kboo_episode.1.240602.0900.3899.121691.mp3" type="audio/mpeg" length="89328000"/>
</item>
<item>
<title>05/19/24</title>
<description>Italian Hour on 05/19/24</description>
<pubDate>Sun, 19 May 2024 12:00:00 EDT</pubDate>
<enclosure url="https://kboo.fm/sites/default/files/episode_audio_b/kboo_episode.1.240519.0900.3899.121505.mp3" type="audio/mpeg" length="89296000"/>
</item>
<item>
<title>05/05/24</title>
<description>Italian Hour on 05/05/24</description>
<pubDate>Sun, 05 May 2024 12:00:00 EDT</pubDate>
<enclosure url="https://kboo.fm/sites/default/files/episode_audio_b/kboo_episode.1.240505.0900.3899.121312.mp3" type="audio/mpeg" length="89328000"/>
</item>
<item>
<title>04/21/24</title>
<description>Italian Hour on 04/21/24</description>
<pubDate>Sun, 21 Apr 2024 12:00:00 EDT</pubDate>
<enclosure url="https://kboo.fm/sites/default/files/episode_audio_b/kboo_episode.1.240421.0900.3899.121091.mp3" type="audio/mpeg" length="89296000"/>
</item>
<item>
<title>04/07/24</title>
<description>Italian Hour on 04/07/24</description>
<pubDate>Sun, 07 Apr 2024 12:00:00 EDT</pubDate>
<enclosure url="https://kboo.fm/sites/default/files/episode_audio_b/kboo_episode.1.240407.0900.3899.120884.mp3" type="audio/mpeg" length="89328000"/>
</item>
<item>
<title>03/24/24</title>
<description>Italian Hour on 03/24/24</description>
<pubDate>Sun, 24 Mar 2024 12:00:00 EDT</pubDate>
<enclosure url="https://kboo.fm/sites/default/files/episode_audio_b/kboo_episode.1.240324.0900.3899.120697.mp3" type="audio/mpeg" length="89312000"/>
</item>
<item>
<title>03/10/24</title>
<description>Italian Hour on 03/10/24</description>
<pubDate>Sun, 10 Mar 2024 12:00:00 EST</pubDate>
<enclosure url="https://kboo.fm/sites/default/files/episode_audio_b/kboo_episode.1.240310.0900.3899.120491.mp3" type="audio/mpeg" length="89328000"/>
</item>
<item>
<title>02/25/24</title>
<description>Italian Hour on 02/25/24</description>
<pubDate>Sun, 25 Feb 2024 12:00:00 EST</pubDate>
<enclosure url="https://kboo.fm/sites/default/files/episode_audio_b/kboo_episode.1.240225.0900.3899.120273.mp3" type="audio/mpeg" length="89312000"/>
</item>
<item>
<title>02/11/24</title>
<description>Italian Hour on 02/11/24</description>
<pubDate>Sun, 11 Feb 2024 12:00:00 EST</pubDate>
<enclosure url="https://kboo.fm/sites/default/files/episode_audio_b/kboo_episode.1.240211.0900.3899.120054.mp3" type="audio/mpeg" length="89280000"/>
</item>
<item>
<title>01/28/24</title>
<description>Italian Hour on 01/28/24</description>
<pubDate>Sun, 28 Jan 2024 12:00:00 EST</pubDate>
<enclosure url="https://kboo.fm/sites/default/files/episode_audio_b/kboo_episode.1.240128.0900.3899.119868.mp3" type="audio/mpeg" length="89328000"/>
</item>
</rss>

Any idea what I’m missing from my XML to make AntennaPod see the episodes? The basic podcast shows up, but there are no episodes listed.

You can use something like https://www.castfeedvalidator.com/ to check what is wrong with your feed

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I popped it into github so it’s available for that validator and ran it through:

If you click Show More, it also doesn’t show any episodes, but it doesn’t say why.

Ah, you closed the channel tag before the first item. It should be closed in the very end of the file

That was it; thank you so much!!