On the site
- Podcast and Radio EDUtalk
- You can listen to both podcast and the internet radio shows just by using the players on the site. You can also download the audio using the links provided from podcast episodes.
- The player on the Live Show page should only appear when the radio is online, usually Tuesday & Wednesday evenings from 8pm.
- Listening on the site or downloading individual audio files is fine for casual listening but there are other ways to get the content with less effort and while you are away from your computer…
By subscribing to the podcast feed
- The podcast has an RSS Feed. This allows folk to ‘subscribe’ to the podcast with podcatcher software. This software will automatically check the feed and download new audio that appears on the site automatically. Most podcatcher can be configured to discard older audio files and can organise the audio in different ways.
Here are some links to subscribe in some popular players:
- Subscribe via RSS
- Subscribe using Pocketcasts
- Subscribe in iTunes
- Subscribe in Overcast
- Subscribe using Castro
Listening to the radio stream
- You can also listen to the stream of Radio EDUtalk in a whole variety of ways. Apart from listening to the live shows, the radio plays random and organised sets of audio from the site. This can be a great way to find something unexpected.
- On a computer
- On the Radio Edutalk page ther are links to listen to the stram in a variety of applications including:
- VLC – http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
- Winamp – http://www.winamp.com
- iTunes – http://www.apple.com/itunes/
- WMP- http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/
- Quicktime – http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/
- Realplayer – http://www.real.com/international/
- In iOS some of the above links, if clicked on a browser will play through QuickTime.
- There are also dedicated Internet apps for both iOS, eg FStream and Android, Icecast player.
- TuneIn Radio is a cross platfrom mobile player, on iOS, android & windows. Just search for edutalk and you can listen to the stream.
- Remember if you are listen to the stream away from Wifi on a mobile, it will use up any data allowence that you have.
There are many ways to listen to Edutalk, and other podcasts and Internet radio. You may find this is a great way to get information in addition to reading and watching.
Why would you?
- Listening to audio is more time consuming that reading. It is hard to bookmark interesting section, to scan quickly through content and to skip back and forward.
- Alternatively audio provides extra information, the sound of voices. Audio can also be consumed while doing other things, driving, washing the dishes walking the dog etc.
- We have had many wonderful folk send us audio and a tremendous lineup of guests on our live show. Well worth listening to.