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Specific RSS feed URL format?

Hey everyone. I'm trying to develop a flash briefing skill for a podcast. The RSS feed is hosted on the client's site, which is built on Squarespace, and it's also on iTunes. So far, the only RSS feed URL I have to work with is https://www.theevidencebasedchiropractor.com/podcast?format=RSS

I'm thinking I may need to just set up the podcast to be hosted using S3 or something. Any thoughts? I'm getting the error message:

Error: Error fetching the requested URL.

...but when I try to read the RSS feed using another program, it has no trouble fetching the content! Any thoughts are appreciated!

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newuser-31ffc85c-9c03-40eb-9aeb-5aebee102b32 answered

Actually -- I'm already wondering if perhaps it's because the client has a self-signed SSL certificate? I know that Amazon has trouble with those.

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Pete S answered

The feed is in the wrong format, it needs to match the format described in the documentation: https://developer.amazon.com/public/solutions/alexa/alexa-skills-kit/docs/flash-briefing-skill-api-feed-reference

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Brian@Amazon answered

Yup, both of you guys are right. Unfortunately flash briefing skills do not support letsencrypt so you will need to use a different provider for ssl certificates.

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