There's an interview archived on mpr (NPR MN) that I'd love to download and be able to listen to "offline".
I tried determining the url, but they seem to be using some tricky relay or switching servers or something.
A search did turn up an "NPR Stream Recorder" by company called Abyssmedia, but couldn't find any reviews as to whether it works currently and is free from pesky adware or worse.
posted by dancing leaves
on Aug 3, 2014 -
This is driving me batty. In the last year or three I heard a story on NPR about color. I would have heard the story on a Saturday afternoon (I don't know if that helps). The topics ranged from people who can (in theory) see colors that most people can't, the history of dyes and the names we give colors, etc. The narrator tested a theory on his daughter regarding color. Like, he didn't ever mention the color blue to see if she could figure it out on her own. Can anyone help me find this story?
thanks in advance,
posted by pibeandres
on Feb 10, 2014 -
There was a story/performance I heard on some (probably NPR) radio show within the last 10 years. It was a man and a woman meeting at a party, and instead of saying things to each other they described what they would say to each other, kind of a meta-conversation. [more inside]
posted by benito.strauss
on Feb 6, 2014 -
What quote from Susan Sontag's Notes on Camp
did Morning Edition read the other day? [more inside]
posted by Who_Am_I
on Jan 18, 2014 -
So I've been donating to public radio about as long as I've been listening to it. But as I'm getting ready for end of year donations, I realized I listen to podcasts instead of the radio now. So should that affect how I give? [more inside]
posted by garlic
on Nov 25, 2013 -
What happens when you call a radio show like NPR's "Talk of the Nation?" What does the screener ask you? Do you give a summary of your statement? What if they don't like it - do they reject you? What do they say? Do you have to wait a long time? Is it hard to get through? How do they pick who gets on the show?
posted by roaring beast
on Feb 24, 2013 -
NPR audio feeds are oddly quiet on my HTC EVO 3D, while Pandora, YouTube and any other audio is plenty loud. Is there some odd internal setting I need to change? [more inside]
posted by Science!
on Nov 2, 2012 -
I am rather awkward when it comes to matters of the heart and I am unsure how to proceed in this particular situation. [more inside]
posted by chara
on Oct 8, 2012 -
Our local public radio station has switched up their fundraising tactics for their fall fund drive, and I'm curious about the change. Anyone have any insider knowledge in public radio fundraising? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot
on Oct 1, 2012 -
Help my identify a band I heard earlier this year! Two Scottish girls that sound like two PJ Harveys... [more inside]
posted by indiebass
on Jul 13, 2012 -
Help me find the statistic, the radio program on which I first heard it, or the source of the unsettling claim that 50% of family conversations are about corporations/brands/companies. [more inside]
posted by andromache
on Apr 19, 2012 -
Singer-songwriter from Minneapolis. Featured on an afternoon NPR program in late 2001 or early 2002. Mentioned seeing Paul Westerberg ride past him on a bike. Who are you? [more inside]
posted by playertobenamedlater
on Mar 19, 2012 -
A friend is looking for US-based podcasts that are interesting, different, and NOT produced by white dudes. This is for work on podcasts as a medium for material that doesn't fit into "traditional" radio categories and as a place for experimentation.
She's finding lots of great stuff, but says with the exception of "Longest shortest time", they're all by white guys. Do you have any recommendations for US-produced podcasts that are experimental, interesting, and from a different perspective? Thanks a lot!
posted by supercoollady
on Mar 7, 2012 -
How do I support NPR from outside the US? I listen to a number of NPR podcasts and would like to do my bit. I've tried emailing them but have yet to get a response. [more inside]
posted by sien
on Oct 5, 2011 -
Where can I find significant/classic/cherished NPR pieces from the 70's, 80's, and 90's? Archive.org has scarce selection and NPR.org doesn't seem to archive earlier the early 90's.
posted by Taft
on Jul 21, 2011 -
I want to download the audio from streams of concerts hosted on NPR's website - these are audio broadcasts that one can stream in their NPR Media Player (I'd like to be able to listen to these while not connected to the internet). Is there an easy way to do this?
I've got Windows 7 on a laptop and XP on another.
Thanks for any help. [more inside]
posted by J0
on Jun 8, 2011 -
Months ago (possibly a year or two), I heard an NPR interview with an author who made the case that the international community is past the point of being able to mitigate climate change - that the challenge now is radical adaptation (evacuating islands and coastal cities - things like that). This was on Wisconsin Public Radio, but I don't remember whether it was a state or national show. It's possible that he was British or Australian, but it's very possible that I'm mis-remembering that part. Also, I'm almost positive it wasn't James Howard Kunstler (and searching NPR for him doesn't turn up the interview). Any idea who the author could have been, or where I might find the interview? That's almost nothing to go on, but I've seen AskMeFi identify a 30 year-old coffee mug based on a mis-pronounced name and a wish, so I have hope! [more inside]
posted by brozek
on May 6, 2011 -
Giants of culture and science coinciding. Where can I listen to more of something like this? [more inside]
posted by sanka
on Apr 8, 2011 -
A few years ago, I heard a segment on NPR/Seattle Public Radio about two men who claimed to have been abducted by aliens some number of years ago. I'm not sure if it was a This American Life story (but I don't think it was based on what I found of the show archives), a NPR story, or a Seattle Public Radio story. I am trying to find a recording of that piece now and/or more information about the story it covered. [more inside]
posted by wansac
on Apr 8, 2011 -
Can you help me identify this song and artist? It is driving me crazy because I hear it used as background music so often. It is especially a favorite of NPR and its many related organizations. [more inside]
posted by nogero
on Jan 2, 2011 -
NPRfilter: Female singer (from the 50s?) mentioned on NPR in the last week. She was characterized by the music critic as never overdoing vocal tricks, sining minimally and "just the right amount". The singing sample had very little musical backing. She retired early at the height of her popularity after getting sick of the music business. [more inside]
posted by benzenedream
on Dec 16, 2010 -
Looking for Radio Humbug: On every major holiday, but most especially Christmas, I'm annoyed that the radio broadcasts I habitually listen to--mostly NPR, BBC world service--are overtaken by special holiday content, which is usually religious and sappy. Can anyone recommend a radio station to listen to on internet stream on these holidays (talk, not music) that will present news, interviews, documentaries and the like? I could do podcasts, but I much prefer live streaming. Necessarily in English. Most any sort of content or geographic focus would be of interest, so long as there's no shouting, minimal or no religion, no political extremism.
posted by Corvid
on Dec 6, 2010 -
Please help me remember the name of this french singer I heard about on NPR in the past month. [more inside]
posted by AtomicBee
on Nov 11, 2010 -
Where can I find a simple list of This American Life episode titles? [more inside]
posted by czytm
on Jul 28, 2010 -
Last year or so, I listened to a radio show on NPR that aired. The basic premise of the show (I think) was very similar to This American Life and was an eclectic mix of interviews of regular old folks, to talking about issues related to living life in general. One of the episodes dealt with two sisters who had run away and they told their story through a series of vignettes about their experiences. Another episode (I think) was an interview of siblings who are gay. The show was only about an hour long each week, but ended up being cancelled due to $$ issues (it's not News & Notes or Day to Day, I've already checked). I'm trying to figure out what the show was!! Any ideas? It was a very grassroots-ey type, low-budget, etc.
posted by LemonGardot
on Jun 10, 2010 -
I'm looking for a reading of Michael Cunningham's short story, "White Angel." I heard it years and years ago on NPR, although I don't know which program it was. [more inside]
posted by anonymous78
on Mar 17, 2010 -
What's the name of this new rock/pop album, I recently heard about (on NPR?) that used autotune creatively? [more inside]
posted by Jahaza
on Jan 14, 2010 -
I heard part of a feature about this eccentric artist's extraordinary technique on NPR just this weekend - so why can't I find any reference to him/it
anywhere? [more inside]
posted by Jody Tresidder
on Nov 11, 2009 -
I just fell in love with NPR's Planet Money podcast but can't figure out how to access back episodes. [more inside]
posted by hungrytiger
on Nov 8, 2009 -
What music was used in the intro on today's episode of NPR's On Point? [more inside]
posted by niles
on Oct 8, 2009 -
Help me figure out the name/artist of the 8-bit techno snippet played on All Things Considered
today. [more inside]
posted by contessa
on Sep 14, 2009 -
Whenever I listen to National Public Radio, I occasionally come across a news segment or op-ed by Daniel Schorr (he can be listened to here
, and here's
his Wikipedia article). I don't understand why, but his voice drives me up one wall and down the other. Why? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on Aug 24, 2009 -