Thursday, June 15, 2006

ABC Radio National podcasts


Having vigorously searched all around the Net, I can say that I've found no radio service that provides a better range of excellent, thought-provoking podcasts than ABC Radio National, Australia. Thirty five programs are now regularly available as downloadable MP3 audio files. Last time I looked, even BBC didn't seem as prolific, nor as professional.

Radio National podcasts, although new, are becoming very popular, with downloads of some shows approaching 100,000 per week. Last week, Life Matters had 8,000 downloads from Latvia alone.

I highly recommend Late Night Live ( a must for thinkers -- Australia's best and most challenging radio program; more than 40 per cent of its downloads come from the USA), The Science Show and Background Briefing for top-quality radio journalism on important international matters.

Some of the best of these are available any day of the week at our Podcasts Page. Listen on your computer or your ipod.

There are dozens of other podcast providers represented at this page. Here's another: Audio Activism, featuring the current story, Did your US House Rep Sell Out the Internet?

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2 Comments:

Blogger Colonial Boy said...

Those download figures are fascinating. I agree with you about the quality of Radio National. Do you have a source on the figures? I'd love to see some more.

4:26 PM  
Blogger Pip said...

Colonial Boy,

I don't have the figures, but I'm sure Radio National does.

4:35 PM  

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