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Wired for Books HUNDREDS of uncut, behind-the-scenes AUDIO (!) interviews (scroll down) by Don Swain. Douglas Adams, William Burroughs, Joyce Carol Oates, Henny Youngman... to name just a few.
posted by R. Mutt (14 comments total)

 
Opps... sorry, its Don Swaim.
posted by R. Mutt at 5:23 AM on June 10, 2005


Damn, there are a lot of interviews I want to hear here. I wish they weren't in real audio - I'd love to burn a few to disc to listen to in the car, which is where I have the most time actually pay attention to stuff like this.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 5:27 AM on June 10, 2005


Truly excellent post. I especially enjoyed the interview with a very young Ethan Canin.
posted by the_unutterable at 5:44 AM on June 10, 2005


Slack -
Look for version 1.0 of soundcapture. It allows you to record to mp3 to your disc. 1.1a costs, but I got a free version 2 months ago for recording from realplayer. I got it from www.download.com but they noe only have the trial version 1.1a

Great post too R.
posted by kenaman at 6:16 AM on June 10, 2005


John Banville talking about his excellent novel, The Book of Evidence.
posted by johnny novak at 6:26 AM on June 10, 2005


Thanks, R. Mutt.
posted by shoepal at 7:07 AM on June 10, 2005


I wish they weren't in real audio

This page tells you how to convert them to mp3s. I use flashgot to download the .rm or .ram and Switch to convert to mp3s. Both programs are free. The process is a little slow, but it's pretty easy.

As for the link, thanks R. Mutt! [This is good]
posted by callmejay at 7:19 AM on June 10, 2005


Thanks for that conversion information, callmejay. I will never understand what motivates people to distribute their audio in Real format.
posted by odinsdream at 7:49 AM on June 10, 2005


Not to dis your post callmejay - I will say that soundcapture and similar programs allow you to press record and mp3-ify whatever is coming through your sound card at that time. I am guessing that your way is probably better but as you say kinda slow.
posted by kenaman at 8:07 AM on June 10, 2005


This is so good. Thanks
posted by TimothyMason at 8:32 AM on June 10, 2005


callmejay, it seems that flashgot doesn't work without a download manager. Are you using flashget with it? I'm hoping to get this to work!
posted by teleskiving at 3:21 PM on June 10, 2005


Fantastic. Great link.
posted by sien at 7:20 PM on June 10, 2005


Excellent link, if a little overwhelming.
posted by OmieWise at 8:38 PM on June 10, 2005


teleskiving, I'm using the firefox flashgot extension, I think. That might be flashget, I don't know.
posted by callmejay at 8:33 AM on June 12, 2005


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