WAMU 88.5 : Podcasts

Podcasts

WAMU 88.5 offers free podcasts of The Diane Rehm Show and its popular Friday News Roundup; The Kojo Nnamdi Show, The Politics Hour, and Tech Tuesdays; and Metro Connection.

NPR also offers podcasts of all of your favorite radio shows heard on WAMU 88.5. Find them through WAMU 88.5's website or NPR's Podcasting Directory.

 

Podcast FAQ

  • What is a podcast?
    A "podcast" is just another word for an audio or video file. These files, usually in MP3 form, can be downloaded from a website through an automatic "feed." They then can be heard whenever you want, either from your computer or a portable media player. They are comparable to television technology like TiVo, which allows you to watch your favorite shows after they are broadcasted.

  • Are they the same as audio files that have always been available online?
    Podcasts are different from regular audio files, because they are portable and available on demand.

  • What does it mean when I subscribe to a podcast?
    Subscribing to podcasts means that whenever a new episode is available, it will automatically download to your computer. When you subscribe, a few previous episodes will also be available to download.

  • Can I get archives of WAMU 88.5's shows through podcasting? We do not offer podcasts of old shows. Several years of The Diane Rehm Show, The Kojo Nnamdi Show, and Metro Connection are available for listening online, but not as podcasts.

  • How can I listen to them? To listen to podcasts, you need a program on your computer that supports them, known as “podcatchers.” The most popular is iTunes, but there are dozens of others available to download. All can be found online. Follow downloading instructions specific to your "podcatcher" to get them onto your computer or portable media player.

NPR

Pack These Pages: Three Must-Reads For Summer

Harriet Logan, owner of Loganberry Books in Shaker Heights, Ohio, recommends a graphic novel about trash, a George Eliot classic and a children's book about a bear pianist.
NPR

Why Does Every New Restaurant Look Like A Factory?

The stripped-down look of exposed brick, poured cement floors, and Edison light bulbs is popular in restaurants across America. One reporter dares to ask, "Seriously, why?"
WAMU 88.5

Why Local Nonprofits Haven't Fixed Poverty

As long as there has been poverty, there have been people trying to end it. We explore the obstacles and inefficiencies local nonprofits run into when trying to solve society's stubborn problem.

WAMU 88.5

Can We Trust Our Cars?

There were more airbag recalls this week, and VW has agreed to pay nearly fifteen billion in its emissions cheating scandal. Meanwhile, cars with driverless technology are becoming available, but whether they will make us safer is up for debate. A look at auto safety and consumer trust.