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Any podcasts recommendations? by Holle on 8 March 2008 3:48pm
 
As already mentioned in an other thread, I have to drive quite a lot for the job and like to cover the time in car by listening to audiobooks. So far so good, but meanwhile I'm through my mp3 library for at least three times and started to look for new stuff amongst the flourishing podcast community. Well, there are dozens of directory sites giving you links to ten thousands of podcast sites.... after two or three hours of clicking I gave up.

I'm looking for this kind of stuff, where you can learn a bit about countries and people and their daily life, but (!) written and read in a charming and witty way, with quite the right pinch of humour in it. You know, a bit "michelpalinish" ;-). It turned out to be nearly impossible to find such jewels in a heap of gravel.

But they are there, somewhere out there, I know it. The only one I found so far and follow it since a few weeks is Peter Carter's "Listen to English". Well, it's intended for people using English as second language, but you learn a lot about people in Britain in general and Birmingham in particular. For example, I never heard of Spaghetti Junction before or liked to hear something about Eddi the Eagle again!

http://www.listen-to-english.com/index.php?id=376

http://www.listen-to-english.com/index.php?id=365

Well, I think you got the picture and know what I mean ;-). So, if have some recommendations, here is the right place to post your peronal favourites! Thanks a lot and have a nice weekend.
 
Re: Any podcasts recommendations? by johnnythemonkey on 9 March 2008 12:33am
 
This might be useful for you Holle.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/podcasts/directory/
 
Re: Any podcasts recommendations? by Holle on 10 March 2008 7:08pm
 
Thanks John, quite a lot of stuff to find there. The travel program looks promising:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/podcasts/excessbag/

I wonder why there is so little interest in podcasts. For me it's quite fascinating, because everyone who has a computer and a microphone and thinks has the world something to tell, can do so.
 
Re: Any podcasts recommendations? by elina on 11 March 2008 2:22pm
 
I like podcasts. Wish I could get those BBC ones work. We have one very good one in Finnish radio, it's about popular music, some very interesting subjects time to time.

Thanks Holle for those links! They seem to be interesting.
 
Re: Any podcasts recommendations? by Holle on 13 March 2008 6:45pm
 
What kind of trouble do you have with these podcasts, Elina? Just let me know and we can try to figure it out. Meanwhile I found two more quite nice podcasts you may like as well:

http://betty.libsyn.com/

http://joepodcaster.libsyn.com/

The topic is more or less the same, but you can pick either the female or the male view of it ;-).
 
Re: Any podcasts recommendations? by elina on 13 March 2008 7:38pm
 
Thanks Holle! I think I solved the problem, because I managed to download them now. My computer is not always co-operative with me, but it is old and I don't want to let go of it so I have to bear with it (and how could I let go of my computer since I named it Mr. Gumby? :))

Anyhow, sometimes I can't get the BBC's stuff work, I can't e.g. listen the radio. Usually I can't hear anything (yes, I have sounds on). I have RealPlayer so that's not the problem. But I'm stubborn and I keep trying. The podcasts now works so that's good! And thanks for those links again! :)
 
Re: Any podcasts recommendations? by Holle on 16 March 2008 2:38am
 
You could try iTunes, it allows you to organize your mp3 collection (create your own playlists etc.), is available for both Mac and Win and runs even on my 8 year old Mac quite smoothly. Apple gives it away for nothing and hopes you will in return buy some music in Apple's online store. But there is not need to do that, if you don't buy a thing it will work anyway. If you like testing, here it is:

http://www.apple.com/de/itunes/download/


 



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