I need to record a phone conversation. What's the easiest free (or very cheap) way to do so? [more inside]
I play podcasts from my Android device through an external-audio input cable in my car. The volume range gives me migraines. Please help? [more inside]
I've enjoyed Tim Ferriss, Bulletproof Radio, Extreme Health Podcast and ReWild Yourself with Daniel Vitalis. What are some other good podcasts that address innovative/cutting edge health & science stuff? A little woo is OK.
Hi, I'm trying to put together a week of lectures on Women in Refrigerators for my students and I have gone and found Gail Simone's old list and looked at Feminist Frequency's episodes for Bitch Magazine, and I have some passages from a myth textbook and Joseph Campbell's work. But I want to add one of my favorite podcasts, On the Media. I vaguely remember the host Brooke Gladstone talking to a guest once and she says that when she was younger and she remembers watching those old black and white movies like Perils of Pauline she remembers there being something vaguely erotic or sexual about the way that the evil villains would tie up the damsels in distress and leave them on the railroad tracks, and she may have said she wrote her masters thesis on it? But I can't find a thesis on Proquest or JStor that Brooke published, anyone with a fantastic memory?
Please help me name my "podcast feed delayer" project. I'm working on a small spare-time project that proxies a podcast feed (or any RSS/Atom) but delays it by some amount of time, and can also reduce the interval between episodes. Use case: did you discover Welcome to Night Vale recently and want to start at the beginning, but don't want all old the episodes in your podcatcher right away, and instead want them to be doled out periodically (eventually catching up with the new episodes)? [more inside]
In episode 1 of Season 2 of Serial, it is noted that Bowe Bergdahl left behind all his "sensitive items." Someone clarifies that sensitive items are "serial numbered gear that would be a problem. Like his weapon, the laser for his weapon, the optic, his night optics..." I understand why the Army would not want this technology to be in the hands of the enemy. But what do the serial numbers have to do with it? [more inside]
I'm looking for podcasts where longform magazine articles are read aloud. [more inside]
Where can I find excellent movie discussion, analysis, reviews, dissection, etc by women? I feel like I have a stable of great film-related youtubers, writers, and podcasters that I enjoy, but they are largely male -- I'd love to discover more current work from women in this area. Thank you!
I'm looking for a segment from This American Life to have a friend listen to, because the story is oddly specific to her life. The segment is about a man and a woman who were at one point married, but then divorced, because the husband suffered from a type of delusional disorder where he believed his wife was sleeping around with just about everyone. The interview was from the perspective of the woman, since the man had moved on to a new woman, and presumably would take up the same course of actions with her (the wife's words [paraphrasing here]). I've looked through the tags on TAL's website and even searched by air date back, but I think that the part I'm looking for was fairly short within the context of the episode itself. IIRC, in the same episode, one of the presenters on TAL talked with a woman who was sort of a secret agent, maybe met her in a bar, and followed her around for a bit. I know for certain that that part was in the same episode. If anyone out there can hope me find this episode, I would forever be in your internet debt!
I heard a great story about a waitress in Hollywood who dealt with a vulgar regular diner who turned out to request her every time he returned. Eventually they develop a friendship and he flies her granddad to Las Vegas so he can fly a vintage WWII airplane he bought from Tom Cruise. Ring any bells?
I'm working my way through BSG (just started season 3) and I've learned of the existence of Ronald D. Moore's BSG podcasts (details here). How spoilery are they? Should I wait until I've finished the series to dive in, or is it safe to listen episode to episode?
I'm making a Swift iOS app that lets the user search years of daily podcasts from a certain Wordpress site. Right now it is working off an RSS feed that only goes back several days but I want to be able to dump everything into one giant file. Any ideas? [more inside]
My wife is having surgery this month which comes with a likely long recovery period. To help get her through this time we are looking at stocking up on new TV series and podcasts to keep her mind occupied during this time (aka electronic content!). What gripping-crime-drama TV series or that's-a-cool-idea-I-never-heard-about-before podcasts would you recommend? [more inside]
I'm trying to learn Swedish (I'm just starting) and I'd like to find some podcasts and vlogs to listen to. [more inside]
The final episode of Serial will be released this Thursday, and I fear that there will not be any sort of satisfying conclusion to the central mystery of what, exactly, happened to Hae Min Lee. So, as an antidote to the frustration that I'm likely to feel soon, I'm looking for real (non-fiction) mysteries that do get resolved in an unambiguous way. [more inside]
For the past couple years I have gone to sleep with podcasts on (usually sports or news podcasts) and find it really difficult to go to sleep without a podcast on. I have tried sound machines and they do not help. No matter how long I sleep, I generally wake up feeling fatigued, and can have brain fog or feel tired and am tired throughout the day. I have never been a particularly great sleeper, but I am at a place that I need to address the fatigue. I am going to go get checked by a sleep doctor in a couple months (switching insurance and travel schedule), but in the meantime I am assessing things I am doing that may cause the fatigue. Does anyone sleep with podcasts on? Could this be an issue? My thought is maybe my brain is semi-engaged because I am listening to the conversation. Total guess, but thought I would reach out and see if anyone else has dealt with this. Thanks!
I will listen to any subject under the sun (radio or podcast) that has a great interviewer. Terry Gross rules this genre. Anyone else of this calibre I should know about?
I spend 10+ hours per week commuting, 40+ hours wearing headphones at work (open-plan office: boo!), and ANOTHER 5+ hours wearing headphones at the gym. As such, I plow through an absolutely obscene volume of podcasts. I'd like some recommendations for more (lest I be forced to spend even a single second alone with my thoughts). To help you get an idea of my preferences, here are a few lists: [more inside]
Just wondering if this is something I should invest in, or would it be a waste of money? [more inside]
I'm looking for an easy way to turn mp3s I find online into a podcast feed. [more inside]
Any ideas for a good, cheap audio/video setup for vlogging/podcasts? [more inside]
Does anyone remember the title to the Radiolab episode they speak with a couple track athlete's about "the zone" during their running?
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?
My friend and I are recording the first episode of our podcast tomorrow. What we need now is a name. [more inside]
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?
Desperately, DESPERATELY looking for a segment of one episode of "The Moth" podcast I heard once and cannot find anymore.... [more inside]
Please recommend podcasts about accounting, economics, or finance. A Canadian focus would be a bonus but not a necessity.
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]
Is it possible/simple/affordable to mix/layer/? music I own under a podcast? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
HELP! My podcast feed works fine on PC but won't work on iOS. Why? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
iTunes doesn't recognise that there are new podcast episodes available to download. [more inside]
I'm trying to track down a short story. [more inside]
Long distance podcasting: equipment, software, and how to make it work. [more inside]
Help me feed my obsession with all things Russia. [more inside]
How do you discover cool new radio online? [more inside]
I'm looking for a sniffer, but one that only reports links that are accessed behind the curtain, and not a true packet analyzer. [more inside]
Scripted comedy podcasts? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend some good French podcasts? I'm not looking for language-learning programming, Just French language podcasts similar to CBC's Spark on technology & culture, The Moth-style personal stories, gaming a la GiantBomb's Bombcast , or NPR-style in-depth journalism. [more inside]
Starting a podcast (spoken word) and suddenly have the opportunity to interview the exact people I really shouldn't be "practicing" on. I'm a radiophile, want decent sound, but have no time to learn the technical side of sound recording before my interviews in a few days. Can I spend a little up front to make decent sound or do I just need to spend more? [more inside]
In which I try to recall the name of a SF podcast in which a "freelance librarian" in a totalitarian future broadcasts a radio signal to the past, in an effort to change history. [more inside]
Can anyone tell me what song is playing during the introduction of the "Love Thy Neighbor" episode of Wiretap? [more inside]
Recommend a podcast that offers valuable life lessons, but isn't a self-help or career-builder type podcast. Just a human being in his/her 40s or older who's been around the block and has valuable hard-won wisdom to share. Even better: guests with similar life experience. [more inside]
Does something like the Guardian's 'Football Weekly' podcast exist for American football? [more inside]
Radiolab's 'Words' episode (discovered here) masterfully massaged my mind. What are some of the best/your favorite Radiolab episodes? [more inside]
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