podcasts

Subscribe to American Public Media's podcasts to get the latest news and features from some of public radio's most popular programs.

See also our RSS Feeds page to subscribe to our RSS feeds.


Find all of American Public Media podcasts on the American Public Media page in iTunes.

 
A Prairie Home Companion's News From Lake Wobegon
Garrison Keillor's monologues capture the nuances of country life and of growing up American with eloquence and subtle humor. The "News From Lake Wobegon" is an excerpt of the Lake Wobegon monologue from each week's A Prairie Home Companion show.
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A complete set of monologues are available from Audible
American RadioWorks Podcast
Download the latest documentary from American RadioWorks, public radio's largest documentary unit.
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On Being A weekly national conversation about religion, meaning, ethics, and ideas. You can download and listen to the full On Being program in digital audio anytime, anywhere.
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Composers Datebook
Composers Datebook is a daily two-minute program designed to inform, engage, and entertain listeners with timely information about composers of the past and present.
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Future Tense Podcast Have daily Future Tense programs delivered directly to your MP3 player.
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Ideas from Aspen A special 5-program series from the 2009 Aspen Ideas Festival. The Aspen Ideas Festival brings some of the most inspired and provocative thinkers, writers, artists, businesspeople, teachers and other leaders from across the country and around the world to a single place, Aspen, Colo., for deep and inquisitive discussion of the ideas and issues that shape our lives and challenge our times.
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Marketplace Morning Report American Public Media's Marketplace Morning Report provides a quick jump on the day's business news. Every Monday through Friday morning, this podcast brings you the first Marketplace Morning Report broadcast of the day.
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Robert Reich Commentaries from Marketplace This weekly podcast brings you commentaries by former Labor Secretary Robert Reich that have aired on Marketplace and Marketplace Morning Report. It's updated every Thursday.
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Marketplace Find out what's happening in business news from the award-winning Marketplace. You can download and listen to Marketplace's in-depth business analysis in digital audio anytime, anywhere.
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Marketplace Conversations From the Corner Office Marketplace goes one-on-one with some of the leaders of the world's great companies to talk about what drives them, what their passions are, how they look at the world and how they put it all together in a way that adds up to success.
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Marketplace Money The personal finance program that takes an intelligent, interesting and informed look at the effect money has on us, and in turn - what affects our money. You can download and listen to Marketplace Money in digital audio anytime, anywhere.
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Marketplace Money's Tax File Marketplace Money's Tax File helps make your tax life easier, with advice and information on credits, deductions, retirement contributions, preparing your own taxes and much more. A five-part series.
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Money Clip The video podcast from public radio's Marketplace Money, offers tips about business and economics. Continuing Marketplace Money's legacy of smart topics, expert advice, and current information, the video podcast will help you tackle subjects like college tuition and car leases.
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Piano Puzzler Test your ears as Bruce Adolphe takes a popular tune and transforms it into something that sounds like it was composed by one of the greats. Guess the great and the song. Then listen to a piece by the composer in question.
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Sound Opinions Two of the nation's most respected rock critics meet each week to interview artists, listen to performances, give the latest scoop in pop culture and review albums past and present
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The Splendid Table A weekly celebration of food, glorious food! It's about meals as a gathering place, classic dishes and new discoveries, travel and other cultures, feeding a family on the run, and more. You can download and listen to the full The Splendid Table program in digital audio anytime, anywhere.
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The Splendid Table's How to Eat Supper The Splendid Table's How to Eat Supper Recipes, Stories and Opinions from Public Radio's Award Winning Food Show podcast is a practical guide to feeding yourself and the ones you love.
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The Story Each week Dick Gordon brings the news home—through passionate points of view and personal experiences.
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Weekend America Enhanced (AAC) The Weekend America Enhanced Podcast is a podcast of the program in a new format. This format offers higher quality audio than typical MP3 podcasts, the ability to skip backwards and forwards to different stories in each hour, images that display with each story, and a link to the Web extras that go with each story.
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Word for Word Each week the Word for Word podcat features an interesting and timely speech on a hot topic in the news: from the war in Iraq to intelligence-gathering, education reform to immigration.
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The Writer's Almanac Each day, The Writer's Almanac features Garrison Keillor recounting the highlights of this day in history and reads a short poem or two.
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About Podcasts

Podcasting is a way to automatically download audio files on portable devices such as Apple iPods, other MP3 players, or on your computer for later playback.

To subscribe to a podcast, you need software that will detect when there's new audio content and download tha audio content onto your MP3 player or computer.

How do I get podcasts?
To subscribe to a podcast, you first need software to detect and download the audio, such as iTunes or iPodder (a list of podcast software is provided below). Each podcast provides a URL (e.g. http://onbeing.org/podcast/podcast.xml) to tell the software where to get the new audio content. All podcast software includes a field where you paste the URL of the podcast and a Subscribe button or other way to indicate you want to automatically download new content. The URLs for American Public Media's podcasts are listed above.

Podcasting Software
Apple iTunes: Their updated software application (version 4.9) allows for easy access to and management of your podcast selections.

Cross Platform
Windows, Mac, Linux - iPodder - http://ipodder.sourceforge.net/
Perl - renko - http://rasterweb.net/raster/code/renko.html

Windows
Nimiq - http://www.nimiq.nl/
iPodder.NET - http://ipoddernet.sourceforge.net/
Doppler - http://www.dopplerradio.net/
jPodder - http://kualasoft.com/jpodder/
Now Playing - A windows iTunes Plugin - http://brandon.fuller.name/archives/hacks/nowplaying/

Macintosh
iPodderX - http://ipodderx.com/

Unix
bashpodder - http://linc.homeunix.org:8080/scripts/bashpodder/

How can I get help?
Because there is a variety of podcast software options and ways to subscribe, we regret that we can't provide assistance to individual users. Many of the podcast software providers above offer information and support. If you think the problem might be with our feed itself, contact American Public Media at mail@americanpublicmedia.org.

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