I can haz oral historiez cat? Lolstudz
November 20, 2008 9:30 AM   Subscribe

I'd like to get as many hours of Studs Terkel interviewing or just talking as I possibly can. On MP3. For free or very cheap.

I find that listening to the late, great Studs Terkel makes me feel generally better about everything, helps me to understand the world better and reinforces my sense of ethics.

I've found isolated tidbits here and there (recently on Fresh Air and Open Source and This American Life).

But I want MORE MORE MORE. More Studs.

I know he has great books but I like the sound of his voice as much as anything.

Any suggestions where to find more Studs? I got a fever, and the prescription is more Studs.
posted by sully75 to Media & Arts (15 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
A Conversation with Studs Terkel. An hour long interview from the University of Chicago, free. Be sure to check out the link under the "All Files" section, where you can download it in different sizes and formats.
posted by hooray at 9:38 AM on November 20, 2008

I can't help with the MP3s, but Studs appeared on Charlie Rose a couple of times, and on C-SPAN numerous times.
posted by Knappster at 9:46 AM on November 20, 2008

youtube is your friend, my friend ;-)

consider using a software like audio hijack pro if you want to capture and convert those videos to mp3 audio files.
posted by krautland at 9:58 AM on November 20, 2008

For some reason, .rm/.ram files of Studs seem to be very popular. There's quite a bit here. If you're listening with an internet connection, no problem, right? Otherwise, as noted above, Audio Hijack.
posted by pullayup at 10:08 AM on November 20, 2008

Oh, yeah, I mean, no problem if you're using Real Alternative, at least.
posted by pullayup at 10:10 AM on November 20, 2008

I have a great Terkel interview with Bob Dylan.

If you send me a blank CD I can make you a copy.

The interview info: here

email me for more info
posted by silsurf at 10:33 AM on November 20, 2008

There's a 48-interview collection on CD that your local library can probably get for you.
posted by Flannery Culp at 10:49 AM on November 20, 2008

Here he is with Marian McPartland on Piano Jazz. They have a very lovely conversation punctuated by wonderful little McPartland piano solos. What a great AskMe!
posted by RingerChopChop at 12:52 PM on November 20, 2008

Via iTunes, I subscribe to "This American Life" from Chicago Public Radio. One of the segments of their most recent podcasts (called "Who do you think you are?") was ALL Studs Terkel interviews dealing with how people felt during the depression.
posted by PsuDab93 at 1:19 PM on November 20, 2008

Ooops, I apologize.....you already referenced "This American Life".

posted by PsuDab93 at 1:20 PM on November 20, 2008

Response by poster: Thanks for all the answers! I checked out the piano jazz last night, kind of reminded me to ask this question which I've been meaning to ask for a while. Youtube has tons of stuff. Thanks!!
posted by sully75 at 5:18 PM on November 20, 2008

For the Dylan interview, look on http://exploringthenet.blogspot.com/ in the 1963 section.
posted by caminovereda at 10:20 PM on November 20, 2008

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