I'd like to expand my podcast listening horizons a bit--as in geographically and culturally. Are there any podcasts that regularly go globetrotting for their non-news stories? Makes regular attempts to be less WEIRD
? Radio Netherlands Worldwide for example had the environmentally themed Earth Beat
and a TALish The State We're In
. They were both amazing, but canceled due to budget cuts.
I'm also on a crime and mysteries kick, so something like Interpol's greatest hits podcast (they don't AFAIK) would be awesome.
posted by jyorraku
on Nov 14, 2013 -
iTunes now streams podcasts from the cloud, and as far as I can tell no longer provides the capacity to download the mp3 podcast files onto my iMac. [more inside]
posted by elf27
on Nov 8, 2013 -
Which OSX application will allow me to most efficiently set up the beginning and endpoints of MP3 files in order to extract brief audio clips? [more inside]
posted by incandescentman
on Oct 21, 2013 -
Actually, I'm kind of not loving anything in iOS 7. Perhaps it is the shock of the new. Or just realy ugly design. Anyway, that is not my problem. My specific issue is that iTunes is now apparently arranging my podcast feed at random, rather than alphabetically or any other sensible system. Looking at online forums, there doesn't seem to be a way to fix this. Is there? Or, failing that, is there another podcast app that would work better for me?
posted by GenjiandProust
on Sep 21, 2013 -
I'm not-so-shamelessly enamored with true-crime specials like Dateline and 20/20. What can I listen to that has the same flavor? [more inside]
posted by frizzle
on Sep 10, 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 -
I listen to podcasts at 2X speed. I'd like to listen to the This American Life archive the same way, but the online player doesn't seem to support it. Is there any way to force the Flash player to do this, or am I stuck at regular speed?
posted by tau_ceti
on Jul 28, 2013 -
Why nothing like iPhone Podcaster on Android? Beyond Pod, Doggcatcher, Podkicker Pro, and Pocket Caster fill me with blinding rage. [more inside]
posted by Lesser Shrew
on Jul 14, 2013 -
I'd like to listen to more music while running. I'm getting a little tired of my comedy podcasts (we must be approaching peak banter). Can you recommend a music podcast that would be good for running? Alternatively, what inputs would give me a Pandora station that would be good for running?
I don't want to listen to mainstream country music, but like many other genres. I'd like upbeat music with lyrics.
posted by Area Man
on Jul 3, 2013 -
A friend has a radio documentary about climate change that she has made into a series of podcasts that people can access via iTunes, Soundcloud, or direct download of the mp3. She's discovering that podcatching for iPhones via iTunes is simple, but she has some questions about how best to make the podcasts available for Android users. [more inside]
posted by jasper411
on Jul 1, 2013 -
I need to go on a SEVERE media diet, but I crave media that is intellectually stimulating. On TV, I limit myself to culinary and travel shows, a form of "Mind Sorbet," if you will. I also like to think. I want podcasts, downloadable lectures, and websites that promote a positive, and even spiritual (but not religious!) outlook for today and the future. I want resources that are not selling me anything, per se. I'm OK paying for legitimate content! People have to make a living - I get that! I just want to avoid copious "up sell" sales techniques.
Can you suggest anything online I might enjoy? [more inside]
posted by jbenben
on Jun 19, 2013 -
I just got a new ipod(classic) today, all the music synced fine and most of my podcasts too. However, i have 18 that won't sync and it keeps saying it can't find them even though they're all right there on itunes as i just downloaded them. I made sure everything was up to date, and even restarted itunes but still nothing.
If it matters i'm using a mac(2007/08?), with itunes 11.0.3, snow leopard.
Is there anyway i can get them to sync?
posted by earthquakeglue
on May 19, 2013 -
I love listening to podcasts. I like to think of my ipod as a pocket radio. I just recently discovered a Food Activist/ author Bryant Terry, and his interviews are amazing. But, when i did a search on Itunes, I found barely anything thing there, so I spent a lot of time combing google. I know that there has got to be some site where I can go to find podcasts. Also, there are great things on youtube, I wonder if I could get/rip? those videos to play on my nano somehow when I do not have wifi access. Also can you suggest podcasts for me?
posted by TRUELOTUS
on May 14, 2013 -
Spontaneous weekend road trip tomorrow, 9 hour drive in each direction (that's the distance to the closest city from our remote location). If I had more time I would comb through various podcasts to pick out ones I think I'd like, but this time I could use your help. [more inside]
posted by mireille
on Apr 25, 2013 -
Earlier this week I was updating my podcasts and especially looking forward to catching up on a few months of Mudd Up! with DJ /Rupture
. Alas, turns out the show stopped airing back in February. Anybody know any music podcasts in a similar vein? [more inside]
posted by mannequito
on Apr 12, 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 need a new podcast. Something like Jillian Michaels or Adam Carolla would be good... [more inside]
posted by JoannaC
on Mar 15, 2013 -
I'm learning French, and am looking to increase my exposure to spoken French. Among other things, I've been listening to the Coffee Break French series of podcasts, which has been very helpful, but I'd like to add in some podcasts that aren't specifically about learning French -- podcasts that are by native French speakers and made for a French-speaking audience, but which ideally are fairly accessible or at least roughly comprehensible with some effort to someone who has only a patchy knowledge of the language. French news podcasts might be valuable to me, for instance. Bonus features: podcasts that are also broadcast in English, podcasts that are about scientific topics, and podcasts that are about or are produced in francophone Africa. Recommendations?
posted by Scientist
on Mar 14, 2013 -
What are the best podcasts that focus on current and potential future trends in mobile (smartphones, tablets)?
posted by coffee and minarets
on Feb 25, 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 -
Where can I find a good, clear explanation of the functions of iTunes and its offshoots (the App Store, Music, Podcasts, iTunesU, etc.) and how to use them correctly? [more inside]
posted by not.so.hip
on Feb 19, 2013 -
Looking for some podcasts that focus on video games. I already listen to the Giant Bombcast and The Indoor Kids. What am I missing?
posted by to sir with millipedes
on Feb 15, 2013 -
I am looking for THE simplest ever podcast downloading software for Windows 7. I will add the feeds manually. [more inside]
posted by therubettes
on Feb 3, 2013 -
I've recently started listening to Scriptnotes
, a great podcast by John August and Craig Mazin about screenwriting. Is there a similar podcast about novel/short story writing, or indeed writing in general? Podcasts I already subscribe to and key things I like about Scriptnotes inside. [more inside]
posted by Happy Dave
on Jan 18, 2013 -
This ranks up there with "non-anonymous embarrassing questions." If you wanted to feel hipper than someone today, here's your big chance. The last time I really listened to newly-produced rock music of any kind was somewhere between Casey Kasem and Nine Inch Nails. I don't even own a radio right now. I have an iTunes account....I use for free podcasts. [more inside]
posted by availablelight
on Jan 17, 2013 -
What are some good podcasts in Portuguese? I'm not looking for lessons of Portuguese, just interesting, listenable content about any topic. [more inside]
posted by pitrified
on Dec 10, 2012 -
I listen to a lot of podcasts and my iPod Touch was great for that, but I've recently switched to the Samsung Galaxy S3 and I find their podcasting features extremely inadequate. Some of my problems include how it won't save the spot where I left off if I switch to a different podcast, there's no button that immediately rewinds or fast forwards 15 seconds, but the worst thing is that the two podcatching apps I've tried so far (KiesCast and MyPOD) don't allow me to subscribe to some of the obscure podcasts that are available in iTunes. Does anyone have any experience with a good podcatching app for the Galaxy S3?
posted by JamesAtMidnight
on Nov 28, 2012 -
How do cable shows that offer free video podcasts on iTunes make money off of my watching them if no ads are inserted? [more inside]
posted by lea724
on Nov 6, 2012 -
Hidden cameras or microphones - on the go, or installed for long term capture. What are your pro tips? [more inside]
posted by pearl228
on Oct 11, 2012 -
Storytelling as an art form/performance- I can't get enough! Point me towards podcasts, events in NYC, etc. [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz
on Oct 10, 2012 -
Recommend some good Spanish language media (TV series, online radio, podcasts etc) for my girlfriend to immerse herself in while she learns Spanish. [more inside]
posted by knapah
on Oct 2, 2012 -
Does the podcast equivalent of bella sugar
or the beauty section of xo jane
exist? I'm looking for lighthearted, fun, podcasts about beauty, makeup, hair, nail polish, etc. Especially for ones with a focus on cheaper budget/diy/drugstore/natural& organic beauty things. I don't mind hearing about some expensive stuff, but if the entire pocast is just shilling really expensive brand name stuff I'm not interested.
posted by skjønn
on Aug 19, 2012 -
PodcastFilter: Either I am running out of podcasts I like or I need fresh perspective to help me find new ones. [more inside]
posted by Kitteh
on Jul 25, 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 -
Yet another "Here are my tastes in podcasts, how do I find these?" question! Are there more podcasts along the lines of Sound Opinions
? [more inside]
posted by bleep
on Jun 10, 2012 -
My husband and I have gotten absolutely addicted to Yale history prof David Blight's course on the American civil war on iTunes U.
Help us find more courses like this, preferably in the humanities. What are your favorites?
posted by rubyshoes
on May 25, 2012 -
Is there a good iPhone app for listening to my own downloaded podcasts/audiobooks that I have as mp3's? I would love an app that I can upload the mp3's to over wifi, and that has tempo control so that I can speed it up a bit. The app should remember the position I am in on each file I listen to, not just the last file.
posted by davar
on May 25, 2012 -
In need of PODCAST 101 - How and where to get them, best podcasts for entertainment value, cheap and/or free and something I'm able to upload onto my NON-IPOD player. [more inside]
posted by camylanded
on May 23, 2012 -
Where are all the cool lady podcasts? I listen to TAL, Wiretap, Radiolab, The Truth, etc., all of which I love, but I would like to hear some female perspectives in the mix as well. I prefer science-y content but comedy or just life in general works too. I'm open to anything, really, just want to hear some great female podcasting.
posted by tatiana wishbone
on May 9, 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 -
Over the past few years, despite my Luddite sympathies, I've become a devoted podcast listener. I recently dropped a couple that I wasn't enjoying as much as I once had, but I'd like to see if there's maybe one more I could squeeze in. Any suggestions for interesting 10-15 minute podcasts? [more inside]
posted by jhandey
on Apr 20, 2012 -
Interesting, thought-provoking, intellectual podcasts - 2012 version - recommendations? I have seen the past threads on MetaFilter about this very topic, but they are a bit old, and I was wondering if anyone had discovered some great podcasts over the last few years.
For me, I love Marc Maron, Answer Me This! is fun, big on Joe Rogan's podcast. But there are some gaps over the course of the work week, and I love to learn and listen to stimulating, thought-provoking conversation.
posted by MMALR
on Apr 11, 2012 -