I love programming/sysadmin case studies, I love women's perspectives, and I'm swinging back into listening to podcasts. Help me find more of what I love? [more inside]
posted by brainwane
on Apr 8, 2014 -
I have a recently renewed thirst for travel, having read a couple of fantastic travelogues recently. I also have a regular hour-a-day walk to and from work, plus several opportunities to listen to good audio during the day. I'd love to listen to some podcasts on travel, food, language and discovering the world. [more inside]
posted by Happy Dave
on Apr 7, 2014 -
Asking for my company: Is there a mobile podcasting service which allows one to disable
downloads? [more inside]
posted by mykescipark
on Mar 28, 2014 -
I'm thinking about starting up a podcast. It would be, for the most part, deep interpretations of Biblical texts from a critical but appreciative point of view. What should I call it? [more inside]
posted by Pater Aletheias
on Mar 17, 2014 -
Does anyone know of any good podcasts or audio books covering viking history, Norse mythology or both? I'd very much like to learn about Vikings through my ears. Bonus points for series rather than one offs.
posted by merocet
on Mar 7, 2014 -
This one isn't about finding podcasts with good content, it's more of a technical issue.
Is there a way to get old-time radio episodes on Archive.org
to behave like podcast episodes in Downcast, the podcatcher app I use on my iPod Touch? [more inside]
posted by Librarienne
on Mar 6, 2014 -
I listen to podcasts while driving and while cleaning. I currently have 3 on rotation: Welcome to Night Vale, Spilled Milk, and the Metafilter podcast. The latter two I like because I like listening to 2-3 people who get along well chatting conversationally about things I might be interested in, joking, etc. Night Vale I like because it's short enough to listen to in one go and it's a fun set of stories set in a consistent world that I enjoy. Please recommend me some more podcasts I can get on iTunes. Not interested in celebrity gossip, history, dry science, or story podcasts longer than 30 minutes per episode. Especially interested in cooking, parenting, self-improvement, and shows with big archives.
posted by Night_owl
on Feb 28, 2014 -
Is there an up-to-date podcast (rss) of Supreme Court Oral Arguments? This
podcast stopped in 2010. Is there one that's still going? If not, can web services like Yahoo Pipes
help me make one? I want to listen with the Downcast app on iOS and OSX. [more inside]
posted by cmchap
on Feb 27, 2014 -
I'm currently studying Chinese in Beijing and I'm looking for podcasts or audio recordings to help me learn more. Do you know of any good Chinese language podcasts that can help me study? [more inside]
posted by lalunamel
on Feb 24, 2014 -
I'd like a world news podcast that is released daily, and is a brief summary of top stories. (the shorter the better, but definitely less than 30 minutes). BBC Global News
has too much non-top stories. I want a summary of the top 10 news stories. I don't want personal stories, I want trending news items from global news, for example: who is rioting? Who experienced a typhoon? What huge controversy happened at the Olympics? What song is taking over the airwaves? Which app just became the most downloaded app in history? So I guess the biggest news items, and the biggest trending items.
posted by crawltopslow
on Feb 18, 2014 -
Is there some predictable way to find out several weeks ahead of time when Radio 4's News Quiz is scheduled? [more inside]
posted by Diablevert
on Jan 30, 2014 -
I am looking for suggestions around programs that I can use on my PC to listen to my podcast. (it should also download and update my podcast regularly) [more inside]
posted by ladoo
on Jan 10, 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 -
I have been enjoying We're Alive
. What are some similarly high-quality serial audio dramas? They can be ongoing or not. I particularly enjoy post-apocalypse fiction and historical fantasy along the lines of Jacqueline Carey. I'm not a huge fan of science fiction, but otherwise I'm open.
posted by torisaur
on Nov 21, 2013 -
I will be doing quite a bit of driving. I would like to listen to smart, interesting, thoughtful people talk about depression, Buddhism, neuroscience, anxiety, brain science, being better humans, rocket surgery, and other stuff, including humor of the not-mean category. [more inside]
posted by theora55
on Nov 20, 2013 -
I am trying to 'get my ear in' to Danish. Can anyone recommend some interesting, clear podcasts - largely or wholly - in Danish to help? [more inside]
posted by citands
on Nov 3, 2013 -
Does anyone remember the title to the Radiolab episode they speak with a couple track athlete's about "the zone" during their running?
posted by danep
on Oct 20, 2013 -
Please recommend specific episodes of podcasts that make a clear, logical, and sustained argument. I'm looking for podcasts in the This American Life
, and 99% Invisible
genre that attempt to persuade, rather than just inform. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by Hoenikker
on Oct 19, 2013 -
I'd like to listen to some podcasts about something technical. I am picky, however. [more inside]
posted by ignignokt
on Oct 16, 2013 -
I'm planning on taking the JLPT N1 this December, but unfortunately between work and sleep I haven't been able to squeeze much study time in. Since I have a 2-hour commute every day, and sometimes an hour or two of travel during work as well, I reckon I can put it to good use by listening to spoken Japanese on my iPod. Can you recommend some interesting podcasts or radio programmes (downloadable/accessible without internet) that have a good coverage of N1 vocabulary? [more inside]
posted by monocot
on Oct 8, 2013 -
I'm taking an introductory German course and am looking for some good podcasts that will supplement what I am learning and help me get to fluency quicker. What should I be listening to? [more inside]
posted by _DB_
on Sep 29, 2013 -
We're getting ready to do a weekly podcast, recorded live in a retail environment in front of an audience. I'm trying to build the gear kit. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by jbickers
on Sep 8, 2013 -
I'm looking for some French or Dutch language podcasts that I can use to practice my comprehension. However, I'm looking for something more like Uhh Yeah Dude, Jordan Jesse Go!, or another "two people talking, being funny, and themselves" type podcast, rather than an NPR type show. Do any shows come to mind?
posted by spacetableleg
on Aug 29, 2013 -
Exhausted current stock of non-fiction podcasts, more recommendations please? Tastes under the fold. [more inside]
posted by Albondiga
on Aug 26, 2013 -
Better podcast handler/podcatcher wanted. My current setup is iPhone 4S 32GB / Windows 7 / iTunes - I have been using iTunes since my first iPhone and I'm ready to switch. I am an avid podcast listener and this is where iTunes and I have come to a parting of the ways. [more inside]
posted by clerestory
on Aug 25, 2013 -
What are the best resources for learning about hip-hop from the very beginning to the present day? [more inside]
posted by tavegyl
on Aug 22, 2013 -
Looking for recommendations/comparisons of the best Star Trek podcasts, particularly those that have reviewed most or all of the Next Generation episodes. [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing
on Aug 13, 2013 -
Now that NPR's It's All Politics is ending, I need a new podcast that focuses on American politics and national news. I love podcasts like PRI's The World and BBC Newshour, but I want something that only focuses on American stories.
I already listen to Slate's Political Gabfest. Does anyone here have any other suggestions? I'm also looking for high quality blogs that are frequently updated. Thanks for any suggestions!
posted by shoreline
on Aug 11, 2013 -
I am looking for something I can listen to while working. Nothing too complicated--I write and design on my desk, so I want something that will enable me to have a laugh but also continue with my work. Kind of like when you're doing your homework with the TV on. At the moment, I don't want something that I have to pause so I can contemplate/decipher the plot, you know?
I love Cabin Pressure and have recently started listening to Welcome to Night Vale. I also love the LOTR and Hobbit audio books. Lectures are okay, too (Sir Ken Robinson's "Do schools kill creativity?" TED Talk is perfect).
Mostly I just really want to laugh.
posted by pleasebekind
on Jul 22, 2013 -
I have a decent microphone and I like recording audio for Librivox and some language learning sites. I would like to extend this into some other areas. Either reading foreign news, blogs, covering a local issue or any type of suggestion one might have. I have some plans for starting a podcast in the future but for now I would like to commit to recording something and posting it regularly for a while. Can be as dull as the conet project or repetitious as David Lynch's weather reports. Ideally content would be public domain, creative commons, or other permissible copyright.
posted by andendau
on Jul 7, 2013 -
I am looking for a good replacement for a dearly-departed Spanish language news podcast, BBC Mundo Radio. [more inside]
posted by jph
on Jun 27, 2013 -
I listen to audiobooks and podcasts a lot, both in my shop and on the road. I'm a big fan of zombie-themed stuff, but I also like things like Radiolab. I'm aware of the "We're Alive" series, but what OTHER serial / series podcasts are out there that I'm not aware of? Theme doesn't really matter, I just want hours and hours of the same characters or at least of a continuing adventure.
posted by TomMelee
on Jun 4, 2013 -
I have a stretch of half an hour or so each way in my daily commute where I am just sitting on the tube during nothing. I would like to use this time to meditate and am seeking things to put on my iPod to help me. [more inside]
posted by Acarpous
on May 14, 2013 -
I developed a knee injury while training for a 10K. I ran the 10K (much to my knee's displeasure), but saw a doctor and physical therapist shortly thereafter. My physical therapist has recommended that I work on cadence training to improve my form. I primarily listen to podcasts (via Downcast, but I can change apps if necessary), and am looking for a cadence training metronome that will run in the background while I play my podcasts. Any suggestions? The metronome in the app "Running Cadence" is what I'm looking for (input your bpm, and it spits out a clicking sound), but it gets all funky when I try to run Downcast at the same time.
Any suggestions for cadence training apps (for iPhone) that will run while playing podcasts would be much appreciated!
posted by hefeweizen
on May 10, 2013 -
I have a new commute that is a 25 minute walk from door to door. I'd like to find some podcasts to fill this time. [more inside]
posted by greta simone
on Mar 29, 2013 -
I was wondering if you could recommend any podcasts that featured interesting, new and insightful music. Preferably ones that are by musicians or producers/recording engineers.
posted by hiddenknives
on Mar 27, 2013 -
I need to improve my comprehension of spoken Italian, and I'm looking for free podcasts in Italian (as opposed to recorded language lessons) which can help me do this. [more inside]
posted by pont
on Mar 15, 2013 -
I'm about to leave for a two-day long car trip and I thought I could listen to some podcasts to pass the time. I'm a huge Bullseye with Jesse Thorn (formerly Sound of Young America) fan and I saw a link on the Maximum Fun website
to download a torrent of all of the old episodes.
So I downloaded the .torrent file and opened it on uTorrent but nothing happened. Any help on my predicament? What am I doing wrong and what can I do to properly download the files?
posted by rmttws
on Mar 13, 2013 -
I'd like to learn more about the history of the left, particularly the far left, particularly as it relates to me, a late-20's north american male. I'd love to learn more about the left, labor, unions, communism, socialism, labor laws, etc., particularly in what factors and machinations gave and took away rights and freedoms.
Here's the kicker - I'm really, really hoping to find them in audio format so I can learn while I exercise. Audiobooks, podcasts, lectures, etc. [more inside]
posted by rebent
on Mar 8, 2013 -
There is an awesome machine at my gym that lets you hook up your iPod and watch videos on a little screen while you're doing cardio. I'd like to find a couple of good video podcasts to start watching as motivation to go more often and to keep me there. Audio podcast tastes and other interests inside. [more inside]
posted by jorlyfish
on Mar 6, 2013 -
I like podcasts. I have ones that I listen to on Friday, Sunday, and Monday but not for the other days of the week. Do you have any recommendations for ones to fill those days? [more inside]
posted by kanata
on Feb 23, 2013 -
People I talk to on Skype claim to hear static coming from my end. I ran a test in Audacity and I could hear the static as well. The microphone I'm using is an MXL 990 and I'm using and Icicle Preamp (This thing
) to connect the mic to my laptop through USB. I'm copying over any and all specs that would help. Here is the link
I've tried disabling my internal mic and that didn't work. Before I got this laptop, I was using a laptop that had XP on it and it worked fine. I did spray febreeze in the room and on the mic so that everything would smell nice (I was trying to clean up the room). I tried using both my internal mic and another USB one and they worked fine. I also tried using a different USB cord to hook up my mic to my laptop and I was told there was static.
What should I do? I've been having this problem for a while now and it's starting to get on my nerves. Thanks in advanced.
posted by Flamzeron
on Feb 21, 2013 -
I'm interested in making a new podcast/audio interview series for the web. What's the best way to integrate quality phone interview audio into my series, either using my existing podcasting equipment or with new equipment? [more inside]
posted by iamisaid
on Jan 20, 2013 -
I just posted the second episode of my podcast and alerted my friends on social media and message boards. I want to reach out to the larger world though. The podcast is freeform (inspired by WFMU, John Peel, Henry Rollins) but so far has had a general focus of avant-garde and "new music" (inspired in part by John Schaefer's New Sounds). Are there sites/communities where I can let people know I exist without making it seem like spamming?
posted by mirepoix
on Jan 11, 2013 -
Desperately, DESPERATELY looking for a segment of one episode of "The Moth" podcast I heard once and cannot find anymore.... [more inside]
posted by mreleganza
on Jan 4, 2013 -