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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1335 on: April 18, 2017, 01:14:32 PM »
Myths and Legends <------ can NOT recommend this one enough

I managed to find the RSS, but I STILL can't figure out how the hell to download their mp3s.

I had the same problem, initially (I listen via a USB in my car).

On the linked page there's a circle with dots in it next to the play button; there's your download option.
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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1336 on: April 18, 2017, 06:07:22 PM »
Btw, does anyone else use itunes as a podcatcher?

It does this strange thing seemingly randomly where it will download every available episode of a podcast without me instructing me to. Most of the time itunes sits there behaving itself, then my bandwidth will dip as 300 episodes start downloading.

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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1337 on: April 18, 2017, 07:32:57 PM »
Anyone like the stuff at Duckfeed.tv?

They have a really good REM retrospective going on right now called File Under Water.

I'm listening now.  It's interesting to hear a younger person's perspective on them.  REM's been my favorite band since I first heard Fables of the Reconstruction in 1985-ish.
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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1338 on: April 18, 2017, 08:45:34 PM »
Btw, does anyone else use itunes as a podcatcher?

It does this strange thing seemingly randomly where it will download every available episode of a podcast without me instructing me to. Most of the time itunes sits there behaving itself, then my bandwidth will dip as 300 episodes start downloading.

I use the podcast app on my iPhone. Not sure if that's what you're referring to. It has a problem that might be what you're describing... It's only happened with a few podcasts (I specifically remember Planet Money and FiveThirtyEight having the issue) and once the hosts of 538 made a comment about it "We had a glitch in our feed and some people got all the episodes downloaded. We apologize"

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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1339 on: April 18, 2017, 09:52:59 PM »
Anyone like the stuff at Duckfeed.tv?

They have a really good REM retrospective going on right now called File Under Water.



I'm listening now.  It's interesting to hear a younger person's perspective on them.  REM's been my favorite band since I first heard Fables of the Reconstruction in 1985-ish.

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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1340 on: April 18, 2017, 10:37:31 PM »
Btw, does anyone else use itunes as a podcatcher?

It does this strange thing seemingly randomly where it will download every available episode of a podcast without me instructing me to. Most of the time itunes sits there behaving itself, then my bandwidth will dip as 300 episodes start downloading.
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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1341 on: April 18, 2017, 11:24:42 PM »
Myths and Legends <------ can NOT recommend this one enough

I managed to find the RSS, but I STILL can't figure out how the hell to download their mp3s.

I had the same problem, initially (I listen via a USB in my car).

On the linked page there's a circle with dots in it next to the play button; there's your download option.



aaaaaaaaaaaaah awesome thank you!!
I'd never have thought to click on that because my heuristic just said 'these are play-function buttons' and ignored the idea that it's an some sort of 'etc.' symbol. most places just have the word 'download' :P
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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1342 on: April 18, 2017, 11:40:45 PM »
Added most of the McElroy's shows now. My Brother My Brother and Me, Sawbones, Schmanners, Bunker Buddies, and the upcoming Kind Rewind should be good as well.

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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1343 on: April 19, 2017, 12:46:11 PM »
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aaaaaaaaaaaaah awesome thank you!!
I'd never have thought to click on that because my heuristic just said 'these are play-function buttons' and ignored the idea that it's an some sort of 'etc.' symbol. most places just have the word 'download' :P

Happy to help, because I had precisely the same issue.  :laugh:
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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1344 on: April 21, 2017, 06:14:00 PM »
The Bernie Sanders Podcast

Its alright, a basic conversation format. Bill Nye is probably the biggest guest on so far. Its a little sloppy and unstructured, but its still pretty good.

This hit piece about it actually got me to listen to it:
http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2017/04/19/bernie_sanders_new_podcast_is_awful.html

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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1345 on: April 21, 2017, 08:20:37 PM »
I read that piece, and then didn't bother to listen. I gave up on Hillary's too.
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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1346 on: April 21, 2017, 08:26:25 PM »
I read that piece, and then didn't bother to listen. I gave up on Hillary's too.

You're not missing much to be honest. He isnt really saying anything he hasnt before. Im sure the novelty will wear off soon enough.

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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1347 on: April 22, 2017, 10:15:46 AM »
I read that piece, and then didn't bother to listen. I gave up on Hillary's too.

Hillary's was only like 5 episodes and only mildly interesting behind the scenes of the campaign. There were some interesting tidbits about what it's like to work for a presidential candidate, but obviously filtered through a biased lense.

I also read that slate article and chose not to listen. Also because I'm only now catching up on my 2 week backlog of podcasts after deleting about 10 podcasts from my feed and starting to listen in 2x instead of 1.5x. There's not enough time!

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Re: Which podcasts are we listening to?
« Reply #1348 on: April 24, 2017, 01:05:04 PM »
I added radiolab back into my rotation.  There's an interesting recent episode on policing and police killings.  The interview the chief of police form Daytona who appears to have a great record on race and police violence and several relatives of folks killed by police.  Worth a listen.