Recommend a Podcast

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  1. Setenza

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    I have a 70 minute train journey (twice a day) so I use my phone to listen to a lot of Podcasts.

    These include The Now Show, Russell Brand, Russell Howard & John Richardson and Mark Kermode.

    All are very good and all are very BBC.

    Can anyone recommend some others. The only stipulations are they must be free and they must be available WITHOUT the use of I-Tunes. I will not have that software on my laptop.

    I like comedy, film and entertainment, but will happily consider more cerebral material
     
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    I know of a few, but as you stipulate no itunes and must be free, im not sure that my choices are so wont recomend them
     
  3. Uridium

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    XOD, are you using the Nokia Podcasting client?

    Virgin Radio used to have a few decent one you could download direct or through the nokia podcasting client. Al Murray's sunday show used to be a regular one i downloaded.

    If your looking for entertainment on you N95 while commuting have you tried the Nokia audiobook player?
     
  4. krish

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    The Adam & Joe Xfm Podcasts
    www.xfm.co.uk/sectional.asp?id=8850
    - they're all from 2006, still downloadable

    I would recommend the Gervais/Merchant/Pilkington podcasts that were free in association with Guardian Unlimited, but they're no longer legally available for free, however they do have their 'free and occasional podcast from Ricky Gervais, featuring Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington.' (http://podcast.rickygervais.com/podcast.xml)

    Other stuff ...
    BBC podcasts: Broadcasting House, The Daily Mayo, Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo's Film reviews, From Our Own Correspondent, John Pienaar's Political Review, Sportsweek
     
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/podcasts/ft/


    fighting talk is possibly one of the best sports quiz shows ever. very very funny


    there are tons of free podcasts on the bbc and you dont need i tunes for most if not all of them
     
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    iTunes needs to be taken out the barn on a cold sunday night and shot through the head with both barrels!! Oh and give Steve Jobs a slap while your out there!!

    Fighting Talk!! very very funny if you like sport (which you dont say you do but its funny none the less :smashin:)

    Gary
     
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    Half the reason i upgraded to Vista 64-Bit, just in case one of the kids tries to do a "sneaky" iTunes install.

    It won't run on Vista 64 :D
     
  8. Setenza

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    I have all the the Gervais podcasts from 2005-6. They are superb and of course, aquainted us with Karl "I could eat a knob at night" Pilkington.

    I use the BBC alot for downloads. I was hoping that there may be some other free alternatives.

    Sorry, but after helping my son out with I-tunes, I'd never have it on my PC. Frankly the best software for administering and downloading MP3 was "AllTunes" from the now defunct "AllofMP3.com"

    I haven't used any of the propriety software for Podcasts on the N95. Again, because I have to be budget conscious, I'm reticent about using any service that may incur charges.
     
  9. Gary D

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    Off Topic - XoD - I've just clicked the "My AV setup" link in your sig - that's one of the funniest things I've seen in ages :smashin:
     
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    Its HD, right?
     
  12. Setenza

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    Only if your eyes are ;)
     
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    The Collings and Herrin podcast with Andrew Collins and Richard Herring
    - www.comedy.org.uk/podcasts/collingsherrin
    its been going for 18 episodes/weeks now (old eps still downloable), reasonably amusing :smashin:
     
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    Not a podcast but a great resource for plays, comedy series etc. I download a lot to listen to in the car, all recorded from radio.

    http://radioarchive.cc/torrents.php

    Need to join to download, but it's only your standard forum signup.

    For comedy I will happily send you some great series I've downloaded or see if you can find them for download.

    Clare in the community
    Deep Trouble - really funny
    to name a couple
     
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    Yes it does. I stupidly installed it on my Vista x64 before removing it after realising what I'd just done.
     
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    Hi Xusia,

    1 - Just a quick question to everyone: why do you all hate iTunes so much, and if you don't use it, how do you get your music/podcasts, etc onto your iPods?! :confused:

    2 - If you don't mind watching something, as well as listening, then the following podcasts may be of interest to you:

    Vintage ToonCast
    (loads of vintage animated cartoons, that are now considered to politically incorrect for one reason or another, or just of a dubious, explicit or controversial nature, that they are considered inappropriate to be even mentioned)

    35mm
    (Sky's movie show has a podcast, though it's a bit hit-and-miss.)

    The Cobra Podcast with Danny Wallace and Dom Joly
    (Bit of a lad's humour podcast, but amusing.)

    www.arseblog.com
    (The website hosts its own Arsecast. Currently 80 x 30-minute casts available for all to enjoy - providing you're not under 15!)


    Pooch
     
  18. Setenza

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    If you have an iPod, then you are forced to install this software to transfer your music.

    Other MP3 players attach and are seen by the operating system as a mass storage device much like a USB flashdrive.

    You can then just drag and drop your data.

    No hassle and no DRM.

    iTunes is a typical piece of protectionist, pervasive, emperor's new clothes piece of software.

    It's also a bitch to clean of your hardrive, leaving orphan files and entries all over the gaff.

    XoD.
     
  19. krish

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    Brand new one-off Gervais, Merchant & Pilkington podcast to promote the new NME Radio, downloadable as 4 mp3 files @ http://radio.nme.com
     
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    It didn't back in January when that was posted :rolleyes:
     
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    Just find iTunes to "nannying" for me and because MP3 players and podcasts do actually exist beyond the world of Apple ;)

    I use the integrated podcast client on my N95
     
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    It did for me. (And have your eyes back: :rolleyes:)

    It decided to tell me the CD drive wouldn't work properly, but clicking OK ignores it and it still works/worked fine. I've dabled with Vista since beta, both x86 and x64, and iTunes has been able to be installed on every version I've used. Perhaps it depends on which version of iTunes you were trying to install.
     
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    I've downloaded a few of these podcasts and enjoyed them very much. Got a strange problem though.
    The Collins and Herring ones sound perfect on my ipod and the computer. However, if I burn them to a CD using Toast to listen to in the car they sound like an out of tune radio. I've also noticed this with the podcast for a radio show called G3. This bizarrely seems to be podcast dependent i.e. all other podcasts from other sources will burn ok, but all episodes of these particular podcasts will not play properly when burnt.

    Any ideas? :lease:
     
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    CERN Podcast - www.cernpodcast.com - phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=251294167 - www.cernpodcast.com/?feed=rss2
    Selected highlights ...

    Brian Cox (no, not that Brian Cox, but Prof. Brian Cox of CERN, former early 90s popstar, regular BBC Radio4/Horizon broadcaster, and pop science celeb) invited Chris Morris (yes, that Chris Morris ;)) to the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, made a podcast out of it and Morris then also wrote an article in the Grauniad about his visit ...

    Kevin Eldon and Simon Munnery (aka "Alan Parker: Urban Warrior") paid an earlier visit to CERN ...
     
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    Real Time with Bill Maher
    - full mp3 audio version of his HBO TV show (not sure if its broadcast in the UK, but I still catch it ;)) along with "Overtime" an exclusive podcast audio supplement to the TV show.

    The official HBO site for the TV show claims "We are very sorry. At this time full episodes are only available for podcasts within the U.S." .. but this is clearly is not the case as I have no trouble getting it delivered via the subscription feed (www.hbo.com/podcasts/billmaher/podcast.xml)
     
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    Just had a quick read through the thread and you didnt mention if you like sport or not

    james richardsons football weekly from the guardian is quite good

    Off topic

    have only just purchased an ipod so can i only use itunes what if i have music files already on my pc will itunes take over them,what if i burn a purchased cd onto my pc will that work with itunes as well
    sorry for the nooby question and taking your thread a little off topic matey
    si
     
  27. krish

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    you can drag and drop most media files (of any origin ;);)) into iTunes, select/deselect tracks as appropriate, and then sync all selected tracks with your iPod

    - after dragging and dropping the file(s), iTunes will usually put these files into another folder in the iTunes Music subfolder of your My Music folder, and may rename them after looking up artist/song names ... you can change these settings if you go to Edit .. Preferences

    EDIT ... with a purchased CD ... iTunes will recognise it, look up the details at the CDDb and copy tracks to the iTunes Music folder if you so wish (again you can set the preferences for how it does this ... e.g. automatically copy, eject after copying etc etc)
     
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    thanks krish sorry for the noob question mate
     
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    the man with a "head like a :censored:ing orange" now has his own podcast

    The Karl Pilkington Podcast
    [​IMG]
     

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