Free Journalism, online?
March 20, 2004 12:10 PM   Subscribe

I love This American Life and like Now With Bill Moyers and Frontline. I like listening to these shows while I'm doing mundane tasks around the house. What other audio or video streams of great journalism are available for free online?
posted by grrarrgh00 to Media & Arts (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The BBC has live streams of all their radio stations, as well as archives of the last week available in an on-demand player. Here.
posted by alex_reno at 12:14 PM on March 20, 2004

If you get into music journalism at all, WFMU has archived their old Secret Museum of Air shows which highlight very niche-y musical genres and areas. Some music, some talking, I always learn new stuff. From a more history-oriented perspective, CBC's Lost & Found Sound has some great archived shows that have archival audio mixed with contemporary radio descriptions. Their Stories from Sound Collectors section is very This American Life-ish.
posted by jessamyn at 1:23 PM on March 20, 2004

Not free, but has some fantastic stuff. I highly recommend Bill Bryson's A Short History of Absolutely Everything and Eugenides' Middlesex.
posted by dobbs at 3:18 PM on March 20, 2004

Hearing Voices on the Radio
posted by ColdChef at 4:09 PM on March 20, 2004 [1 favorite]

Home Truths is what I suspect to be the UK style of T.A.L., hosted by the inimitable national treasure - John Peel.

Not sure if it'll appeal to USians, tho'.
posted by dash_slot- at 6:03 PM on March 20, 2004

I believe Harry Shear's "LeShow" has an online archive. Usually a good listen. Terry Gross's "Fresh Air" also archives their recent broadcasts.
posted by herc at 6:19 PM on March 20, 2004

Le Show is great.

Lot of good videos on CSPAN.
posted by inksyndicate at 6:32 PM on March 20, 2004

I really like The Connection, so much so that I put together some RSS feeds (self link) for it.
posted by mmascolino at 7:48 PM on March 20, 2004

I love this -- more public radio stations than you can shake a stick at.. !
the webpage layout is kind of yucky, but you can reformat a little bit.
posted by j at 9:08 PM on March 20, 2004 [1 favorite]

B-Side Radio is a young, promising TAL wanna-be. And don't forget there are over 10 years of Joe Frank online.
posted by scarabic at 12:25 PM on March 21, 2004

Speaking of TAL, I think they just tragically jumped the shark with the "Promised Lan" show and Ira Glass' song.
posted by abcde at 8:18 PM on March 21, 2004

herc: Actually, Fresh Air has everything back to 2000, not just recent ones.
posted by abcde at 8:19 PM on March 21, 2004

and dont forget:
posted by specialk420 at 12:09 PM on March 22, 2004

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