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November 16, 2011 3:54 PM   Subscribe

The goal of the new site Audiofiles is to be the Longreads of public radio, providing an easy-to-use, well-cataloged guide to the best radio stories ever told. Some background.
posted by Horace Rumpole (19 comments total) 72 users marked this as a favorite

 
Thanks for this. Seems like a lot of NPR on a cursory glance though. Be neat to see submissions from around the world--surely there's awesome radio in Oz? I'm not up late enough for the overnight world broadcasts on the ceeb anymore.

I do recall Quirks & Quarks <3 did a host exchance with a science show in Australia a year or two ago.
posted by Decimask at 4:16 PM on November 16, 2011


What a great idea. Wonder how often they will add new files....they don't have dates (of when they posted it, not the original) on their website.
posted by mreleganza at 4:20 PM on November 16, 2011


Decimask, if you're on Twitter, you can submit pieces they don't have using the #audiofiles hashtag.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 4:22 PM on November 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


Good to know.
posted by Decimask at 4:27 PM on November 16, 2011


Should note I've never heard of Longreads - thank you. But I do love Longform, which does a similar thing.
posted by Jimbob at 4:42 PM on November 16, 2011


Yup, the front page looks NPR-heavy, but there are a few other picks at the moment, but they're nice enough to incorporate a hashtag grabber on their site, under raw feed (as compared to Producer Picks, the default view).
posted by filthy light thief at 4:44 PM on November 16, 2011


I was excited until I got to "stories'. There's no shortage of anecdotes in the world. I'd like to hear facts.
posted by DU at 5:02 PM on November 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


This is a great idea. I need something like this desperately.
posted by OmieWise at 5:13 PM on November 16, 2011


This is why I love the internet. Thanks for this.
posted by davebush at 5:13 PM on November 16, 2011


Nice find! Thanks.
posted by sleepy pete at 5:15 PM on November 16, 2011


I was excited until I got to "stories'. There's no shortage of anecdotes in the world. I'd like to hear facts.

Well if you look at the site, they are "stories", but they aren't necessarily non-fiction. The first three entries are an audio diary from kids in Chicago, a show about Sufijan Stevens, and a show about Sophia Coppola.
posted by Jimbob at 5:57 PM on November 16, 2011


I've been looking for a thing like this! It's too bad you can't have a podcast made of pointers so you could consume this via a mobile device or outside of a browser in general.
posted by ignignokt at 5:57 PM on November 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


it is my dream to one day appear on this site.
posted by to sir with millipedes at 8:17 PM on November 16, 2011


Very cool. This will be fun to explore.
posted by OolooKitty at 10:25 PM on November 16, 2011


ignignokt: that's a great idea for an Android/iOS app.
posted by broken wheelchair at 3:20 AM on November 17, 2011


RSS would make this astoundingly good. Sounds like they're a bit daunted by the challenges at this point though.
posted by artlung at 12:41 PM on November 17, 2011


Looks like RSS is available now! http://feeds.feedburner.com/AudiofilesPicks (via @andrewphelps)
posted by artlung at 9:39 AM on November 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


Looks like RSS is available now! http://feeds.audiofil.es/AudiofilesPicks
posted by artlung at 9:45 AM on November 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


(that 2nd link is the correct one)
posted by artlung at 9:46 AM on November 22, 2011


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