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2011-06-04, 06:07
In some other threads about using "Podcast Player" some of us struggle to figure out the URL to subscribe to a Podcast. And in general there was an interest in sharing favorite podcasts along with URLs. Please post yours here (as well as any good sites for locating podcasts). I realize all this can be googled, but the group here tends to have interesting tastes.

I'll start (self explanatory by URL unless noted):

NPR Fresh Air:
NPR Music Interviews:
KERA Think podcast:
Left,Right,Center (news discussion, public radio):

edit: I removed a couple that no longer work and I can't find new URL. The other problem with podcast streaming is the providers often change the URL or method with no notice (similar to internet radio problems that crop up often!)

2011-06-04, 07:44
Thanks for these. Great idea for a thread.

2011-06-04, 11:29
Yes,great idea Garym. Unfortunately I have none to offer , but thanks for your offerings.

2011-06-04, 15:51
I don't listen to that many podcasts, but here's a few:

NPR: Live Concerts from All Songs Considered Podcast - http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast.php?id=510253

NPR: Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Podcast - http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast.php?id=35

NPR: Car Talk Podcast - http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast.php?id=510208

2011-06-05, 07:42
Boeing's 777 is a very fine aircraft, and British Airways is, certainly, up with the best of the tier 1 carriers in terms of operations, training, and maintenance. Yet, a BA 777 crashed just short of the runway at Heathrow, BA's home base, in an accident that, despite hundreds of witnesses, crew statements, full access to flight recorders and systems data, and complete airframe, took several years of investigation and trials before it was fully understood. Travelling a fair bit in my work, and interested to understand in what had happened to go so wrong, I noted this reference in a professional avaiation forum:

"Peter Burkill was captain of British Airways Flight 38, a Boeing 777 with 152 aboard, when it suffered an uncommanded dual engine rollback and crashed short of the runway at Heathrow on January 17, 2008. This is what he experienced, in his words."

http://www.avweb.com/podcast/podcast/AudioPodcast_CaptainPeterBurkill_BritishAirways_He athrowCrash_202246-1.html.

Direct link to Podcast:


I found his description compelling, and I hope that people find it so.

Incidentally, somewhile after the accident, the captain left BA for a few months. He has since rejoined, as a 777 captain again. Though the AVweb site has a second podcast interviewing Peter after he left BA, its content - discussing mainly why he left - is not really relevant anymore since he has since returned. (The word around that time was that BA's chief exec personally had a hand in getting him back.)

Hoping people find it of interest,