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Bigipedia--it's like listening to Wikipedia on the radio--is also available on the web (for those of you whose radios do not support multiple-voice broadcasts).
posted by not_on_display (15 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Ooh, thanks for this. Listened to the first episode the other day and loved it.
posted by jtron at 5:13 PM on August 11, 2009

I had to check to see if Frat Beach was a real show.
posted by The Whelk at 5:26 PM on August 11, 2009

Okay, it doesn't hold up for a full 30 min, but "The Face That Wouldn't Wash"? Brilliant.

Also "Could have technically been a bigamist."
posted by The Whelk at 5:35 PM on August 11, 2009

Damnit, The Whelk, you could have saved me a googlin'. For those of you naive suckers that come in later, it is not.

I've only been listening for five minutes, but so far I love this.
posted by nosila at 6:59 PM on August 11, 2009

Oh, and the volume on the player goes to 11. Yes, yes, yes.
posted by nosila at 6:59 PM on August 11, 2009 [1 favorite]

ha! also, "this apparent tragedy". = my new band name, or my new npr program.

This is a brilliant [appropriation of a recognized form for comedic effect]. Think SkyMaul, think Indexed. Or, in Bigipedia's own words, "You think, therefore we am."
posted by unregistered_animagus at 7:12 PM on August 11, 2009

Is there a way to load this as a podcast?
posted by reishus at 8:22 PM on August 11, 2009

Every time I get slightly miffed at the idea that my licence fee contributes to the obscene earnings of that tosspot Jonathan Woss, the BBC comes up with something astonishingly brilliant like that.
"The Bee Whisperer" is great, although possibly written under the influence of LSD.
I *hearth* Radio 4.
posted by MessageInABottle at 2:20 AM on August 12, 2009

I *hearth* Radio 4.

I do too. I'm amazed at how many of the programs on radio 4 I am enthralled with-- David Attenborough's Life Stories, Fry's English Delight, The Ethics Panel, Electric Ink, Book at Bedtime, Afternoon Readings-- it's like NPR only 10 times better. I could listen all day.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 6:20 AM on August 12, 2009

Multiple-voice broadcast?
posted by zouhair at 7:04 AM on August 12, 2009

Multiple-voice broadcast?
posted by zouhair

Yeah, you need the firmware on your radio updated; take it to your village radio-smith.
posted by not_on_display at 8:01 AM on August 12, 2009

Once again, our friends across the pond prove they actually know how to do radio. Why can't we get anything like this over here? Oh that's right, profit-driven radio insists on mass appeal, not programming brilliance. *pout* Curse you, Clear Channel!
posted by hippybear at 8:49 AM on August 12, 2009

Seriously, zouhair, bring it in to the village radio-smith.
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 10:34 AM on August 12, 2009

He he, sometimes questions I think were stupid are not, and sometimes they are.
posted by zouhair at 10:46 AM on August 12, 2009

This is fantastic! Radio 4 always comes through with innovative programing. As does their TV counterpart.
posted by Zoecole at 2:23 PM on August 12, 2009

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