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 -
Please recommend podcasts about accounting, economics, or finance. A Canadian focus would be a bonus but not a necessity.
posted by sockpup
on Nov 30, 2012 -
Is there a simple program or tool to embed in a webpage that can list podcast episodes? I have the feed link. [more inside]
posted by Frasermoo
on Nov 12, 2012 -
I found an audio file years ago that talked about the long-distance phone network in the USA in the 1970's. Can anyone tell me where it's from? [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep
on Oct 16, 2012 -
I've been enjoying the Emmy-winning High Rise
online documentary project and things like the Hackney Hear
geo-locative app - looking for recommendations of other cool experiments in the realm of storytelling. Film, online, audio - whatever! Just NEW and DIFFERENT. Level Two request: recommendations of websites or blogs that discuss or review these sorts of projects - I just want to keep up with this sort of thing! Thanks all!
posted by mooza
on Oct 4, 2012 -
What are the German equivalents of the Savage Lovecast, This American Life or Judge John Hodgman? Doesn't have to be a podcast, but I do need to be able to listen online. [more inside]
posted by Acheman
on Oct 4, 2012 -
What are some good podcasts I can half pay attention to while working? While I love This American Life, The Moth, Story Collider and Radiolab, if I listen to them (or anything else with a storyline) while working, I lose the thread and can't concentrate on either the work or the podcast. A few that do work well for me: Savage Love, Jordan Jesse Go, WTF (to a lesser extent). Any suggestions?
posted by The Dutchman
on Sep 11, 2012 -
How do you set yourself up for maximum success when starting a creative project that requires consistent production? Or: I have to create multiple radio pieces a week! How do I best prepare myself to get out there and make them? [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish
on Sep 10, 2012 -
So, I've been really loving spin class lately. However, the timings at my gym are such that I can only go 2 times a week. I'd like to spin 3-4x a week. Can you recommend any audio workouts (podcasts, etc) that simulate a spin class experience? [more inside]
posted by bluefly
on Jun 29, 2012 -
Help me find some informative scientific podcasts/lectures/audio books/videos about the future of man and technology. [more inside]
posted by gregoryg
on Jun 21, 2012 -
I would like to be more informed about world events. Can you recommend some podcasts that I can listen to? I'd like to have a variety of perspectives (both politically and geographically) but the main thing is that they are BOTH entertaining and informative. [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects
on Jun 19, 2012 -
Radiolabfilter: I'm rolling up my sleeves to take a deep dive into Radiolab
: your favorite episodes, Must hears, don't bothers. Mefite favorite episodes and top 5's requested. [more inside]
posted by djdrue
on Jun 6, 2012 -
I've finally become interested in Podcasts. My tastes are under the fold, help me find more! [more inside]
posted by griphus
on Apr 27, 2012 -
I'm Looking for TV shows, podcasts, or radio programs similar to Wait Wait ... Don't tell me, and Qi. [more inside]
posted by ljesse
on Apr 14, 2012 -
A few days ago the New York Times discontinued the New York Times Front Page podcast. Help me find a replacement. I'm looking for a short (5-10 minutes) podcast that gives a quick overview of the news of the day. [more inside]
posted by bswinburn
on Apr 3, 2012 -
I like to listen to a wide variety of music: classical, rock, jazz, instrumental metal, folk, video game, rap — whatever catches my ear. I also like listening to podcasts. Unfortunately, most of the music podcasts I've seen only cover music in a single genre, often with an emphasis on newer music. I'd like to find a podcast that a) spans genres and eras in a single show, and b) isn't afraid to play popular music. Does such a podcast exist? Super bonus points if there's some commentary about history and context, so that I can learn something while I listen. [more inside]
posted by archagon
on Mar 26, 2012 -
I feel like this is the dumbest question ever, but -- how the heck do I subscribe to the Men In Blazers podcast
on my Android phone? I've got Google Listen installed, just can't for the life of me figure out how to add it. It's here in iTunes
if that helps. [more inside]
posted by inigo2
on Mar 7, 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 -
Exploring offer for a podcasting gig with a music label, but I have no agent - how do I proceed? [more inside]
posted by cartoonella
on Mar 1, 2012 -
What are some radio shows/podcasts/TV shows by funny tough guys? (Repeat of this
question, 5 years later.) [more inside]
posted by lunchbox
on Feb 25, 2012 -
I've read that a podcast becomes more popular on iTunes the more people review it. Is that true? Why is that the case? Is it worth it to ask listeners of my podcast to review it to improve the podcast rank?
posted by to sir with millipedes
on Feb 22, 2012 -
I really need some pep talks right now. I've been on the hunt for inspiring, upbeat podcasts, but so many of them are phony or cheesy. What podcasts are real, helpful, and motivating? [more inside]
posted by ROTFL
on Feb 17, 2012 -
Looking for a particular podcast I used to listen to, lost track of, then forgot the name of it or the people involved. It was by a man and woman, probably in their early to mid 30s. Friends, but not romantic (he was married). Funny, conversational, no set topic, but not necessarily a "comedy" podcast. Popular enough to have t-shirts for their show. [more inside]
posted by El Sabor Asiatico
on Feb 16, 2012 -
I want to promote a podcast by auto-posting to social media using the RSS feed. However, the links that post go to my website and not to the individual podcasts. What can I do to make this work? [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee
on Feb 8, 2012 -