Already listened to everything This American Life offers or maybe looking for something a bit smarter and full of science? Maybe you'll like Radio Lab
. Maybe you'll like the mind-blowing and historically expanding episode on music
. Maybe older
history is your cup of tea -- how about biblical times
and how they sit in shoeboxes in Oxford. A stack of shows available via podcast, MP3 download (and some .RAM, sorry)
posted by Ogre Lawless
on Oct 13, 2006 -
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) is pumping out a pile of podcasts
that have covered the importance of offensive comics to Art Spiegelman
, 600 bands over 54 shows
, Captain America versus the American government
, Amy Sedaris and geekdom
, the journey of young immigrants
, French philosopher Alain Finkielkraut and Harper's publisher John MacArthur discussing Europe and America perspectives since 9/11
, the after life
, sex with monkeys
, what radio producers do
, the french word "corps"
, Bonnie Fuller's "The Joys of Much Too Much: Go For the Big Life — The Great Career, The Perfect Guy, and Everything Else You've Ever Wanted (Even If You're Afraid You Don't Have What It Takes)"
, Veteran Washington reporter Helen Thomas
and some other bits & bobs [Breakdown inside]
posted by boost ventilator
on Jun 5, 2006 -
Face to Face: The Science of Reading Faces.
Transcript(and video)of a 2004 interview with psychologist Paul Ekman, who is known for his research on facial expression and the development, with associates, of the Facial Action Coding System (FACS). Includes a few facial expression photos. Part of the "Conversations with History"
series at the Institute of International Studies, University of California, Berkeley .
posted by hortense
on Dec 10, 2005 -
, lengendary historian and radio host pays a visit to Democracy Now!
today. Audio and Video, as well as the transcript of this historic interview are here.
Also, the WBAI
pledge drive is this week too, please give what you can.
posted by wheelieman
on Oct 5, 2005 -
Hour 25 Online
is a science fiction radio station that's been broadcasting since 1972. They're available online now and have a very nice archive of interviews with science fiction authors and other luminaries.
posted by substrate
on Jul 30, 2005 -
A jazz photography collection covering the past quarter-century and over 150 artists. Hear musical excerpts and highlights of recorded conversations as you explore.
posted by LinusMines
on Jun 15, 2005 -
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
on Jun 10, 2005 -
A heap of MP3 interviews from JJJ
-- Australian radio. Artists include Caribou*
, Antony and the Johnsons*
, The Arcade Fire*
, Architecture in Helsinki*
, Bright Eyes*
, The Decemberists*
, Sharon Jones*
, Black Mountain*
, TV On the Radio*
, Black Keys*
, Black Dice*
, Mercury Rev*
, The Dears*
, Four Tet*
, Fiery Furnaces*
, Jolie Holland*
, and many more. * MP3 song of the artist -- not interview!
posted by dobbs
on May 9, 2005 -
Honest With Me: Musical Stories on Bob Dylan
"KEXP [Seattle] presents a series of stories on the musical life of Bob Dylan. Told by Dylan’s friends, scholars and fans, 'Honest With Me' features firsthand accounts from Joan Baez, Al Kooper, Izzy Young and the Band’s Robbie Robertson." And they're all pretty great, even if you've heard some of the stories a hundred times.
posted by ericost
on May 6, 2005 -
'This website presents interviews with over 300 people who live in mountain and highland regions round the world. Their testimonies offer a personal perspective on change and development.'
posted by plep
on Apr 10, 2005 -
represents an emerging Russo-German culture. He is a DJ
spinning Russian wild ska-punk club music, he is a radio talk-show host, the author of several best-selling books depicting the life of Russian immigrants in Germany, and a sort of good-humored emblem of the emerging hybrid culture of Berlin. In a fascinating interview
, he reveals post Soviet Russia, and Russian lives and literature in the West; you can read his stories, Paris Lost,
and Animal Transport,
and the usual overview of his works and of his significance,
in the NYT Books
posted by semmi
on Dec 24, 2004 -
In the late 90s, I used to buy a magazine called Gadfly
. They ceased publication
in 2001. Today I found out that the editor has a blog
and he appears to be republishing some of Gadfly's contents in an attempt to get people to buy back issues
. Read interviews with George Plimpton
, Emmylou Harris
, Ben Marcus
, and The Wachowskis
. Don't like interviews? There's also articles on Lou Reed
, Anais Nin
, Brian Wilson
, Jack Nitzsche
, Lester Bangs
, and people you may never have heard of
. Their film coverage
was also almost always interesting.
posted by dobbs
on Sep 8, 2004 -
Michael Moore rips Bush yet another one.
While making Fahrenheit 9/11, Michael Moore interviewed Porter Goss, President Bush's as-yet-to-be-approved nominee for head of the CIA. In the interview, Porter Goss said he wasn't qualified to even be in the CIA anymore, much less run it.
"It is true I was a case officer, clandestine services officer, and yes, I do understand the core mission of the business. But I couldn't get a job with the CIA today. I am not qualified. I don't have the language skills. You know my language skills were romance languages and stuff. We're looking for Arabists today. I don't have the cultural background probably, and I certainly don't have the technical skills, as my children remind me every day. "Daddy, Daddy, you gotta get better on your computer." And so the things you need to have, I don't have."
The video is available here
posted by insomnia_lj
on Aug 12, 2004 -
BBC Radio Interviews From Hell
My favourite is Dr Hastings Banda the leader of Malawi in 1962 who seems to have to the perfect way of getting out of an interview he obviously doesn't want to be having. See also the minimalist pleasure of Gordon Clough's dog. [in Real Audio]
posted by feelinglistless
on Aug 8, 2004 -
The Guardian has a nice interview with Ursula
K. Le Guin
about utopian science fiction, anthropology, ethnicity in Earthsea and the
differences between her two Earthsea trilogies. She also comments on the upcoming miniseries.
The Lathe of Heaven is a taoist novel, not a utopian or
dystopian one.... There
is an old American saying, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." The novel
extends that a bit - "Even if it's broke, if you don't know how to fix
posted by KirkJobSluder
on Mar 11, 2004 -
with Nick Spitzer
is one of the best radio shows ever. It's a "... two-hour public radio program produced in New Orleans, presenting a broad range of American music -- blues and jazz, gospel and soul, old-time country and rockabilly, Cajun and zydeco, Tejano and Latin, roots rock and pop, avant-garde and classical. Plus stories and conversations with musicians and everyday people, known and unknown."
There are great archived interviews
with people like Dick Dale, Calvin Cooke, Sleepy LeBeef, Koko Taylor, Bob Moog, Nick Hornby, Ahmet Ertegun, John Hammond Jr., Keely Smith, Jim Jarmusch and everyone in between. Playlists
back to April 1998. Photos
. The shows usually have a theme--"Cool", "Arabs and Jews in Jazz & Blues and Beyond", "East Texas / West Louisiana"--and are always interesting. Get even more info. at Deep Routes
posted by lobakgo
on Sep 24, 2003 -
Breaking the silence
Last night ITV1 in the UK ran a documentary that is unlikely to be shown in the USA. It is by a respected journalist called John Pilger and amongst other tidbits it shows Colin Powell saying in 1991 that Iraq poses no threat and also Condoleeza Rice confirming the same thing. It also quotes some US officials that the current bunch who seem to be running US foreign policy were known during the administration of Bush senior as "the crazies". Plus much more.
posted by donfactor
on Sep 23, 2003 -
Lessig and the RIAA's Matt Oppenheim
This great Q&A between two very well spoken opponents in the copyright wars answers (very clearly) many of the questions that have stemmed from the ongoing erosion of the public domain by copyright law and the degradation of the music industry by file swappers. I was struck by how straight many of the answers were... a fascinating read
posted by dirtylittlemonkey
on Jun 12, 2003 -
gave an interview that was broadcast on BookTV via CSPAN2 back on Sunday, March 2nd. It was an impressive and in depth 3 hour program. It is now available online here
for Realplayer. This is not the sort of thing your ever going to see on commercial television.
posted by Lex Tangible
on Mar 10, 2003 -
to what some anti-war protesters had to say this weekend about possible war with Iraq. Quicktime required.
posted by Ron
on Feb 19, 2003 -
Pinewood Dialogues Online
from the American Museum of the Moving Image. In-depth conversations with movie actors and directors. Audio in RealAudio and Shockwave formats, with transcripts and a comprehensive index by topic. Sign-in required [more inside].
posted by staggernation
on Jan 8, 2003 -
metropolis, on kcrw
(previously mentioned here
) is a radio show i've been listening to since 1996.
it's on most weeknights from 7:00 to 10:00 for those lucky enough to be within broadcast range, for the rest of us it can be found at here
starting 7:30 pm (realplayer, mp3 or windows media).
if you like electronic music (i hate the limitations of that label) check it out. jason bentley mixes records and hosts the show (among other things
) and does an excellent job of combining new music, out-of-the-way stuff and interviews .
it's not hyperbole to say that this show changed my life by introducing me to the music of ltj bukem
(warning: flash, frames, bad design, all manner of horrors)
posted by dolface
on Dec 26, 2002 -
A sort of inadequate memorial tribute to John Sladek.
A twenty-year old interview with an author you've probably never heard of. More literary than Douglas Adams, and at least as funny. Think Terry Gilliam if he'd become a writer rather than a director (the most obvious comparison I could think of, them both being Yanks who emigrated to England). I could have added some more links, but if I tell you that he's even funnier in print you'll be googling away for yourself. Sad thing is, he's dead.
posted by chrisgregory
on Aug 22, 2002 -
Be thinkful? sure, whatever...
It turns out that Phil Donahue's new show is just a sort of left-wing version of Bill O'Reilly's. What a shock. Read how guests are ambushed and shouted down by the guy who "doesn't let the government tell him what to think".
posted by clevershark
on Aug 20, 2002 -
how's your news?
mine just got a lot better: camp counselor takes a team of adults with developmental disabilities on a cross-country road trip, conducting 'man on the street' interviews along the way. end product is a hilarious and very human non-exploitive
posted by mlang
on Jul 10, 2002 -
With the daily bloody death counts in the dozens and propagandists rooting for more, perhaps it's appropriate to pause and take into consideration the pain and suffering each individual death creates. Studs Terkel's interviews
with a paramedic, a social worker, an undertaker, and a mother about their experiences with death and dying. (more great links on the site)
posted by semmi
on May 12, 2002 -
Meeting of the Minds. Maggie Estep
interviews Jerry Stahl
over an afternoon of playing the ponies. Posturing on the subway, Hubert Selby, Jr., the less glamorous episodes that didn't make it into "Permanent Midnight," and much more from two of the most engaging literary voices in recent memory. Stahl's new book won't be out until November, and Maggie has only just finished writing her latest novel, so the patient fans will have to make do with this for now. The pairing reminds me of some of the more inspired matchings from the heyday of Interview
posted by hipstertrash
on Sep 2, 2001 -
bizarrely philosophizes during a press conference about playing god and technology "becoming our masters." I can't imagine 2 issues that couldn't take a bigger backseat to the most pressing concern of how government uses said technology. Steve, the bogeyman isn't The Matrix its Uncle Sam.
posted by skallas
on Jun 19, 2001 -
Adam Gopnik on NPR (NB: Requires Real Player)
Gopnik wrote about Paris for the New Yorker
for some years. Susan Stamberg interviewed him for Morning Edition
today, and he says many things I agree with about what makes for a good city (just to tie into the discussion we've been having about cities).
posted by aurelian
on Feb 6, 2001 -