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iTunes' built-in podcasting; revisiting public radio podcasts and RSS feeds

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With iTunes 4.9 you can now browse, find, sample and subscribe to thousands of free podcasts — radio shows delivered over the Internet to your computer — then sync them to your iPod and listen anytime, anywhere.

Perhaps this is also a good day to revisit our links to indices of non-commercial and public radio podcasts. If you haven’t visited yet, it’s basically a meta-index I’ve been building of places that point to podcasts from NPR, PRI, the BBC, and regional stations, so there’s tons of good stuff in there.

PublicRadioFan.com’s podcast directory is still my favorite, just because I love the larger PRF site, which includes detailed listings of “what’s on now” that should be a regular stop if you enjoy public radio.

Remember, also, that NPR has handy RSS feeds of their upcoming show listings. Learn who’s coming up on Fresh Air and ATC early on and right in your favorite reader.

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FWIW, the "Podcasts" genre on...

FWIW, the "Podcasts" genre on the iTunes Music Store (iTMS) is very rich.

Their Top Ten Podcasts are (currently):

  1. iTunes New Music
  2. Inside Mac Radio
  3. Engadget Podcast
  4. this WEEK in TECH
  5. The Al Franken Show
  6. Podfinder (Adam Curry)
  7. BBC News | World
  8. ESPN Radio Podcast
  9. Adam Curry: Daily Download
    1. Air America Radio

I suspect this will settle down a little bit as more and more people start downloading. (For instance, when I looked this morning, ESPN Radio was #1.)

They also have a nice breakdown by category (Sports, Comedy, Science, News, Movies & Television, etc.)

IMHO, it's well worth a look (and of course, it's all free.)




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