Where can I find new Daily Show episodes online?
February 20, 2004 11:13 PM   Subscribe

I don't have cable. Is there anywhere online I can find new Daily Show episodes? (other than the main site, of course, which only has a few clips)
posted by Tlogmer to Computers & Internet (20 answers total)
 
Is there anywhere online I can find new Daily Show episodes?

No. But the New York Times is a good source for news, both online and in print. <cough>
posted by Danelope at 12:10 AM on February 21, 2004


Lisa Rein has a bunch on her site...
http://onlisareinsradar.com/
posted by gen at 12:11 AM on February 21, 2004


heh, very smooth danelope ;)
posted by gen at 12:12 AM on February 21, 2004


Do you like Bit Torrent? www.suprnova.org
posted by Keyser Soze at 12:26 AM on February 21, 2004


Ouch, beat me to the punch Danelope.
posted by Keyser Soze at 12:45 AM on February 21, 2004


Daily Show > New York Times
posted by rushmc at 8:57 AM on February 21, 2004


Suprnova is good, but you can go straight to the source at www.shuntv.net . That's where Suprnova gets them. They seem to be a week behind at the moment, though.
posted by toothless joe at 11:17 AM on February 21, 2004


I've been futzing with Bit Torrent for the past few days and have been a little underwhelmed. I think its potential to help someone serve out a big file without having to put it on a paid-bandwidth web site is great.

But as for sucking down content, it's kind of a bug hunt. Where are the torrent files I want? Where are they? Suprnova.org... hm, nothing there I want... ooh, here's another host, nope, it's down... let's go back to that tracker-tracker site... oh shit, where did these popups come from?

It reminds me of the good old Hotline days, where you'd have to scour through various web pages, some up, some 404, look at a zillion ads before finally arriving at an often butt-slow download of something you thought you wanted half an hour ago. I guess it works better if you know exactly what you want, and a good enthusiast site for that show/movie hosts a comprehensive list of .torrent files. But otherwise, how can you do a search for something?

It's a neat infrastructure, and it's interesting to see P2P and the web interact. The next time I put a movie together and want to show it to my friends, I'll just seed it with Bit Torrent and spare my poor website the dl bandwidth. But I'm not quite ready to toss out my other P2P paraphernalia.
posted by scarabic at 5:25 PM on February 21, 2004


For BitTorrent, all the best torrents are on semi-private messageboards.

What kind of files are you looking for, scarabic?
posted by Jairus at 6:02 PM on February 21, 2004


Mmmm... I dunno. Any messageboards you can suggest for perusal?
posted by scarabic at 6:20 PM on February 21, 2004


I was underwhelmed by BT at the beginning. Now I use it almost exclusively. To the tune of several Gb a day, up and down.

I can't believe you couldn't find any good stuff at suprnova, scarabic. Did you look through the category pages?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 8:03 PM on February 21, 2004


It really depends what you want. Apps (utils, music, MacOS), movies (Asian movies, western movies, indie movies) , music (indie music, electronic music, japanese music)...

For just 'files' in general, Suprnova's really the way to go. I, like stavros, have a hard time understanding that anyone couldn't find stuff they're interested in there, unless they had problems with the page itself.
posted by Jairus at 10:27 PM on February 21, 2004


I'm curious about the legal implications. Since the new distributed file sharing apps result in a situation where people rarely download more than 10-15 MB from one IP address can you be accussed of copyright violation when you don't even have to the whole file?

Also BT seems a bit too public to me...
posted by srboisvert at 4:38 AM on February 22, 2004


Well, it's not that there's nothing there, but it's like Usenet. You get whatever's there that day like it or not. Is there any method for polling more comprehensively to see what people have seeded? Suprnova.org seems like only the tip of the iceberg, and the quality/uptime of other listing sites goes downhill from there.

I don't mind the "catch-of-the-day" thing, and I'm sure there's good stuff to be had, but it's not the same as being able to search. That's why I'll probably be keeping some other P2P around for the time being.

For example, if you were missing just a single song from an album and wanted to complete it, let's say the last track on The Hot Rock, how quickly would you be able to locate a .torrent for that and leech it?
posted by scarabic at 10:04 AM on February 22, 2004


Not very quickly at all. Most people don't torrent individual files, but torrent albums, or entire artist discographies.

I really enjoy that aspect of BT, though. I think it's pretty awesome that I can click a handful of times, and download the entirety of [Futurama/Mr. Show/The Simpsons/Akira Kurosawa/Ministry/Whoever].
posted by Jairus at 10:39 AM on February 22, 2004


a.b.m.comedy currently has nothing because it's Sunday and roadrunner's server retention is the "sux". Usually they'll have episodes with and w/o interviews... which is really cool.
posted by geoff. at 11:49 AM on February 22, 2004


I suppose this isn't the correct course of answering, but I really gotta ask it:

If you can afford the cost of whatever internet plan would give you the bandwidth necessary to download what would be at least a 100MB file every day, couldn't you spring $19.95 for DirecTV? Or at the very least buy a pack of VHS tapes for a friend to tape and some beer to thank him with?

I ask because a friend who uses Roadrunner got "caught" downloading too much and was "capped" for file transfers at something like 20KB/sec after a certain limit per day. Looking for a game or movie every now and then is one thing, but downloading an entire TV show episode daily doesn't seem like it's worth the risk.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 9:55 PM on February 22, 2004


Point taken, QUZYPHRASDFPOJKNWERFS. In the interest of completeness, though, I'll add that my home internet connection was just cut off (posting from the library), so, uh, nevermind.
posted by Tlogmer at 5:08 PM on February 24, 2004


If you can afford the cost of whatever internet plan would give you the bandwidth necessary to download what would be at least a 100MB file every day, couldn't you spring $19.95 for DirecTV? Or at the very least buy a pack of VHS tapes for a friend to tape and some beer to thank him with?

Because I live in Korea, QUZYPHRASDFPOJKNWERFS, and have no other way to access most of that English-language video, is my reason. Most of it I just watch and delete, anyway. The television gets 30 minutes a day use by me, to watch BBC news, the only English-language TV I get (other than the occasional movie or something on Japanese TV), and that's it. I do everything else -- including a pretty large proportion of my socializing -- with my PC. Bandwidth has become quite literally cheaper than water here - it's just another utility.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:19 PM on March 1, 2004


For comparison's sake, BTW, I pay less than $20 US a month for an 8Mb downstream pipe (although I only reach that kind of speed reliably inside Korea, and with many-source p2p downloads), with no caps of any kind.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:21 PM on March 1, 2004


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