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Online Audio Recordings: UC Berkeley Lectures and Events
April 13, 2002 8:21 AM   Subscribe

Online Audio Recordings: UC Berkeley Lectures and Events Including speeches by James Baldwin, Walter Blum, Malcolm X, and Noam Chomsky, to name a few.
posted by RobertLoch (13 comments total)

 
Damn. I could get lost in there. Very nice link.
posted by frykitty at 8:28 AM on April 13, 2002


this looks like it would be good (especially the huxley bit)....but for some reason i can never open any files with the .ram extension.
posted by protocool at 8:33 AM on April 13, 2002


Nice selection. Too bad they're RealAudio. MP3 or Ogg woulda been cooler, and then they'd be downloadable.
posted by jonmc at 8:49 AM on April 13, 2002


there are ways around realaudio. If you own a linux machine that has sound configured you can download vsound, trplayer and the realaudio player, install them and then do a 'vsound trplayer url' with a few options and grab the audio. I havea whole system set up to convert ra-> mp3 that was pretty easy to hack together. streambox is easier if you can find a copy. RealAudio sued them ito oblivion a few years back.
posted by n9 at 8:57 AM on April 13, 2002


n9, you're coming very close to convincing me to put that copy of Red Hat on my old 450P2 just so I can finally take the plunge and say I'm playing with the big boys...
posted by jonmc at 9:03 AM on April 13, 2002


If you own a linux machine that has sound configured you can download vsound, trplayer and the realaudio player, install them and then do a 'vsound trplayer url' with a few options and grab the audio. I havea whole system set up to convert ra-> mp3 that was pretty easy to hack together

Or, even easier, break into their offices and steal a copy!
posted by HTuttle at 10:34 AM on April 13, 2002


I normally steer clear of RealAudio, but these look too good to pass up. It'll make a nice break from listening to the radio.

For you Huxley fans out there, the Guardian has a review of a Huxley biography (book by Nicholas Murray, review by J G Ballard).
posted by gutenberg at 11:26 AM on April 13, 2002


I'm curious: Does anyone in California object to the clear political leanings of their tax-supported institution? Because many of those listed here in the lecture archive make Ralph Nader look like a conservative talk show host.
posted by Kevs at 5:22 PM on April 13, 2002


Social leanings, not political leanings. And Californians are stupid (imho).
posted by Settle at 9:49 PM on April 13, 2002


Because many of those listed here in the lecture archive make Ralph Nader look like a conservative talk show host.


Oh, do you mean Robert Frost or Czeslaw Milosz?

Or James Baldwin or J. Robert Oppenheimer?
Or Margaret Mead Or Desmond Tutu
posted by y2karl at 10:01 PM on April 13, 2002


Czeslaw Milosz? (gets giddy, bright-eyed from a day a bad posts) hes great, im an evil republican but love this guy...and baldwin...whats goin on here?
posted by clavdivs at 9:31 AM on April 14, 2002


Say, aren't you the crazy guy from the used bookstore?
posted by y2karl at 2:32 AM on April 16, 2002


karl, dont lurk man, thats creepy.
posted by clavdivs at 8:16 AM on April 16, 2002


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