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.

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Poetry Behind Bars: The Lines That Save Lives — Sometimes Literally

Words Unlocked, a poetry contest for juveniles in corrections, has drawn more than 1,000 entries. Its judge, Jimmy Santiago Baca, says it was a poetry book that helped him survive his own prison term.
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When It Came To Food, Neanderthals Weren't Exactly Picky Eaters

During the Ice Age, it seems Neanderthals tended to chow down on whatever was most readily available. Early humans, on the other hand, maintained a consistent diet regardless of environmental changes.
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Trump And Cruz Campaign At California GOP Convention

The remaining Republican presidential candidates have been making their case at the party's state convention. Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler explains the divisions on display among Republicans.
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'The Guardian' Launches New Series Examining Online Abuse

A video was released this week where female sports journalists were read abusive online comments to their face. It's an issue that reaches far beyond that group, and The Guardian is taking it on in a series called "The Web We Want." NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with series editor Becky Gardiner and writer Nesrine Malik, who receives a lot of online abuse.