In which our consumption of TV programming is rendered more efficient (Good Thing or Bad? You decide.) by various websites that let us watch our favorite shows online. Some legal, some… not as definitively legal. In any case, they’re a great way to watch shows on your own schedule, as well as rediscover shows that are no longer broadcast. On some such sites, the same goes for movies. In case you didn’t catch them, here are a few pertinent links:
In which we broadcast our musical tastes to the world at large with the help of Last.fm, which keeps track of our musical listening habits, recommends new music, tells us about upcoming concerts, and more. Check it out at http://www.last.fm/.
Once you’ve given it a look, check out our profiles and be friends us. Oh, please be friends with us.
In which we quit working for the internet and make the internet start working for us by subscribing to RSS feeds, which deliver up content from all our favorite sites to one convenient place without us having to go out to each of those sites and get it. To get started with RSS feeds, check out Google Reader.
Episode the first, in which we introduce ourselves and discuss the basics of podcast listening, the merits of various podcast directories, and some of our own favorite podcasts.
Show Notes Courtesy of Rafi:
Hey there folks, I know we covered a lot of different sites in the show, and a lot of the websites sound pretty much like the same thing, so just to clear things up- if you’re looking for one of the many programs to download a podcast, check out www.apple.com/itunes/download for the iTunes media player, or take a look at www.podcatchermatrix.org to compare other “podcatchers” out there. If you’ve already got a program to play a podcast, and are itchin’ to find a podcast that’s right for you try podcast.net, or podcast.com, or even podcastalley.com. And, at risk of being Apple-centric, the iTunes store is a pretty great place to begin sampling the podcasts out there. And, don’t forget- check your favorite websites and see if they’ve got their own podcasts (NPR.org is a great place to start).