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Published: Mon, 05 Jun 2006 05:45:51 -0800

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By: boost ventilator

Mon, 05 Jun 2006 05:45:51 -0800

These podcasts have actually been streaming for about a month and it has been a great opportunity for me to re-connect with the mother corp by sampling the programs on my schedule. I plan on sticking with As It Happens, Ideas, DNTO and the Current for the long haul, but if you want a taste try the CBC Radio Editor's Choice. Here is my breakdown of what they have to offer:
File Under International Stories Behind the Stories: As It Happens podcast
File Under Music: CBC Radio 3 podcast (mentioned here)
File Under Current Affairs: The Current podcast
File Under Pop Culture: Definitely Not The Opera (DNTO) podcast
File Under International Docs: Dispatches podcast
File Under Contemporary Thought: Ideas podcast
File Under Listener Docs: Outfront podcast
File Under Science and Technology: Quirks & Quarks podcast
File Under Canadiana Chat: Sounds Like Canada Digital Extra podcast
File Under French Vocab: Word of the Week podcast
File Under Literature: Words at Large podcast
File Under Misc: CBC Radio Editor's Choice podcast
File Under Coast-to-Coast-to-Coast: regional podcasts.
I will also stop holding my breath for Brave New Waves when I turn as blue as this page.

By: jamesonandwater

Mon, 05 Jun 2006 07:04:19 -0800

Nice work! The Radio 3 podcast is really good, but I'm gonna try the ones you recommend too.

By: Savannah

Mon, 05 Jun 2006 07:11:09 -0800

As It Happens is definitely a keeper. My favourite CBC radio program, since Peter Gzowski and Vickie Gabereau are no longer around on the radio.

By: wheelieman

Mon, 05 Jun 2006 07:16:08 -0800

Wow, I am impressed. Nice work!!

By: sveskemus

Mon, 05 Jun 2006 07:38:19 -0800

Very nice. Thank you, boost ventilator.

By: slatternus

Mon, 05 Jun 2006 07:51:28 -0800

Proof that the CBC is taxpayer's money well spent.

By: blackberet

Mon, 05 Jun 2006 07:52:51 -0800

Also holding my breath for a proper Brave New Waves podcast. Dropped CBC a line awhile back explaining that us aging youngins still absolutely love the show, but can rarely catch it due to working the 9 to 5 grind... BNW itself still recommends using ye olde VCR, or a PC, to record the show. Been keeping an eager eye out for someone who's doing the latter, encoding to mp3, and basically hosting an unauthorized podcast, but no dice. Heard some noise late last year about BNW being in imminent danger of cancellation (again) as the CBC went on another clumsy "capture the youth demographic" reshuffling. Hopeful that it isn't so, although I just found a blog posting from last month which seems to take for granted that its demise is still imminent. Anybody have any more current links or a clear idea of what the situation is? Even when I can't listen, I'm happy to know its still out there, blowing the minds of kids staying up late out in the boonies to get an earful of weird and wonderful things.

By: boost ventilator

Mon, 05 Jun 2006 08:07:19 -0800

It also sucks that every time I go to the BNW site that I see there Top 50 is frozen at 2004. I really don't know what the story is with the show's future, but I haven't be able to listen to the show in years...the late Brent Bambury/early Patti Schmidt years. I would assume the lack of an actual podcast has to do with the wacky world of music publishing and CBC would have to follow the letter of the law on this one. But I still think they should start with just having the profiles and interviews available.

By: chicobangs

Mon, 05 Jun 2006 08:46:59 -0800

I too miss BNW (and Nightlines) deeply, but I understand the issues with releasing those archives. Still, I remain hopeful. Thanks, boost ventilator. I will be digging into this.

By: badkarmaboy

Mon, 05 Jun 2006 08:47:06 -0800

What about that golden "National Playlist"...that was the best show ever! I still can't figure out why they cancelled it.

By: hobocode

Mon, 05 Jun 2006 08:55:40 -0800

I believe you are correct about the lack of a BNW podcast being due to publishing rights, etc. I think that's also the reason that DNTO (great show on Saturday afternoons) does not include any, or much, of the tunes and concerts that they play. Too bad, really, because I'm too over the hill to stay up and listen to, say, the Nurse with Wound retrospective or whatever on BNW these days. Still, Radio 3 makes up for it.

By: Flashman

Mon, 05 Jun 2006 09:05:22 -0800

Nightlines! What is the fantastic David Wisdom up to these days? For that matter, what about his occasional substitute Garnett Harry (sp?). I cherish the tapes I made of some of these shows, with Brent B, Patti (that voice!), David W. I remain bitter to this day that someone in Barcelona (one of my classmates at arch. school) swiped my cassette of Garnett Harry's favourite singles. Anyway, thanks, it will be great to reconnect with some CBC radio.

By: antifreez_

Mon, 05 Jun 2006 09:32:30 -0800

What is the fantastic David Wisdom up to these days? He's got a show on CBC Radio Two, cleverly dubbed "Pearls of Wisdom" and writing occasional columns for the Georgia Straight, a Vancouver weekly.

By: Chuckles

Mon, 05 Jun 2006 09:41:20 -0800

as the CBC went on another clumsy "capture the youth demographic" reshuffling. Freestyle is wretched, isn't it.. This podcasting thing though... Quirks & Quarks has been available for download for many years, As It Happens and The Current too. Oh, but now it is a podcast, so it is special! I really want to see Ideas made available. I hear so many things on Ideas that I am dying to share and discuss, not having an archive available is very frustrating.

By: dig_duggler

Mon, 05 Jun 2006 11:29:21 -0800

The Captain America link is wrong (seems off by a week). Other than that, thanks!

By: dig_duggler

Mon, 05 Jun 2006 11:50:33 -0800

Nevermind, it's just like 40 minutes in. The whole show is seperated into 3 parts if you want to listen through real...

By: knave

Mon, 05 Jun 2006 12:58:12 -0800

Usually I hate linkfest FPPs, but... holy crap, this rocks.

By: Drexen

Mon, 05 Jun 2006 13:37:37 -0800

Fantastic. Thank you! Yay for intelligent, inquisitve broadcasting. Seems the CBC, like the BBC, is doing good stuff for the national mind - gives me a thrill that government-funded bodies founded on liberal, humanist ideals can do such a good job.

By: sunexplodes

Mon, 05 Jun 2006 13:38:05 -0800

Another show missing from that list is Wiretap. link to unofficial Wiretap podcast

By: rmm

Mon, 05 Jun 2006 17:10:28 -0800

thanks for the FPP and the breakdown of all of these by genre. My god, Brave New Waves - now THAT's a blast from the past! yeah, one day I hope... coupled with the podcasts, just released a redesign on Friday as well - not only a redesign, but an explanation of what they did and where. Great stuff. Viva Mother Corp!

By: azman

Mon, 05 Jun 2006 21:54:35 -0800

The Current rocks... The CBC as a whole is an incredible organization and we are only so lucky to have radio like this. I love their new podcasts - but I'm still waiting for them to release every show. Great links

By: kechi

Mon, 05 Jun 2006 23:28:02 -0800

sunexplodes: Thanks for the wiretap link! I've been waiting for cbc to add that one.

By: flabdablet

Tue, 06 Jun 2006 01:21:30 -0800

Thanks, BV! More quality podcasts here from another national broadcaster with similarly high standards.

By: jimmythefish

Tue, 06 Jun 2006 08:15:36 -0800

I want a vinyl Cafe podcast, and I want it now.

By: five fresh fish

Tue, 06 Jun 2006 21:21:04 -0800

Vinyl Cafe and Dead Dog Cafe, both.