Old episodes of "Wait Wait..."?
March 27, 2008 10:35 AM   Subscribe

Where can I find mp3s of old episodes of the NPR show "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me"?

I finally got an MP3 player, and I love NPR's "Wait Wait...Don't Tell me". I went to the site, tried to download, and as far as I can figure out it is impossible to download anything but the latest epidsode. Ack! I want it all! Anyone know where I can find MP3s of old episodes?
posted by madmethods to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I subscribe to the podcast, and I have dozens of old episodes still hanging about. would there be a way to change your podcast settings to "Download all" or something like that? I subscribe through iTunes, so sometimes I get a long list of greyed episodes, with the "add" button
posted by indiebass at 10:39 AM on March 27, 2008

Here's some, from Feb 06 until Sept. 07.
Their website does have them, but it's behind a stupid-player-thingie. Could be scraped by someone with webcrawling knowhow, or you could possibly redirect your sound card to output to an mp3 with some jiggling.
posted by Lemurrhea at 10:59 AM on March 27, 2008

Some shows don't make it easy to download past episodes because of pressure to keep the service limited, both from bandwidth costs and from member stations.

In my experience, those shows' talent wouldn't mind if you used any... extracurricular means to download old shows.
posted by YoungAmerican at 11:53 AM on March 27, 2008

You can get the old episodes of Wait Wait off iTunes. At least that's how I got them. I think there's archives for the past year available.
posted by arcticseal at 12:02 PM on March 27, 2008

I got a whole slew of them off iTunes as well.
posted by gemmy at 4:51 PM on March 27, 2008

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