Podcasts & RSS Feeds

Podcasting is a way of publishing audio broadcasts via the Internet. Specifically, podcasts are feeds (such as RSS feeds) that contain digital audio files, such as MP3 files. You can subscribe to feeds using software that periodically checks for and downloads new content automatically. This software is available on the Web and is generally free; here is a sampling of available programs (please note, Eight does not endorse or guarantee any particular software program):

For Windows/PC: iTunes · iPodder · Doppler · Blog Matrix Sparks!
For Mac: iTunes · iPodderX · Playpod

To subscribe to a podcast, copy the address provided below and follow your podcast software's instructions. Once you subscribe, you can listen to the podcast on your computer or transfer it to a portable MP3 player, such as an iPod.

RSS feeds are free updated content sent to your computer via the Internet (RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary). The feeds usually contain headlines, article summaries, and links to full articles.

To subscribe to RSS feeds, you will need to use a news reader, or aggregator; there are dozens of news readers available, and many are offered free of charge. Some readers are available as desktop software that you download and install on your computer. Others are Web-based readers that you can access on the Internet. Both Google and Yahoo offer directories of news readers.

The reader you choose will have instructions for how to subscribe to RSS feeds. Addresses for specific feeds are provided below.


American Experience
Encounter the people and events that have shaped a nation.
- http://broadband.wgbh.org/amex/rss/podcast_pb.xml

Arizona State University Podcasts
ASU's Office of the President weekly podcast
- http://president.asu.edu/rss/podcast

BBC World News
The latest global news from the world's largest news broadcaster. The newscasts contain all the most up-to-date news, interviews, analysis, business reports and world sports events.
- http://www.bbc.com/news/

Books & Co.
- Visit the site to hear audio from over 150 episodes of Books & Co.
The Eight/KAET production returns for its 16th season. Books & Co. explores the craft of writing through the author's perspective.
- http://www.azpbs.org/books/rss/podcast.xml

CEO Exchange
Interesting and innovative CEOs have a lively discussion about themselves, their companies, and their passions in life.
- http://www.pbs.org/wttw/ceoexchance/rss/ceox_season4.xml

Public affairs documentaries that don't shy away from complex stories or controversial issues

• Read interviews, essays and more from past Frontline reports.

• Learn about recent and upcoming Frontline reports.

In-depth discussions with Arizona's government officials, business leaders and policy makers about issues that affect Arizonans everyday lives.
- http://www.azpbs.org/horizon/rss/headlines/

Arizona issues examined through the lens of the Hispanic perspective.
- http://www.azpbs.org/horizonte/rss/headlines/
• Latest Videos from Horizonte
- http://www.azpbs.org/horizonte/rss/video/

Moyers & Co.
Bill Moyers hosts this weekly program of compelling and vital conversation about life and the state of American democracy, featuring some of the best thinkers of our time.
- http://billmoyers.com/podcasts/

Nightly Business Report
Television's longest-running evening business news broadcast, featuring in-depth coverage and analysis of the biggest financial news stories of the day and access to some of the world's top business leaders and policy makers.
- http://podcast.cnbc.com.edgesuite.net/nbr/nbr.xml

Science documentaries that show the human story behind the science story.
- http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/rss/podcasting.html
- http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/rss/nova.xml

NOVA scienceNOW
A science and technology newsmagazine.
- http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/rss/nsn.xml

PBS NewsHour
Daily, in-depth news and analysis from the Web site of the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

•Get daily news updates and analysis, interviews with newsmakers and in-depth reports on the issues of the day, along with the most recent appearances by NewsHour political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks.
- http://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscriptions
- http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rss/headlines.xml

PBS Ombudsman
PBS Ombudsman Michael Getler's analysis of issues related to PBS content and journalistic standards
• Receive alerts when the ombudsman posts his regular column.
A showcase for independent, non-fiction films
• Hear diverse perspectives on contemporary issues from documentary filmmakers, writers, and others.
· http://www.pbs.org/pov/podcasts.php
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
News coverage and analysis of religion and ethics
• Download the entire show each week.
- http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/category/podcast/
- http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/rss.xml

Sesame Street

Washington Week
Analysis and perspective on political news

• Join host Gwen Ifill and the country's top journalists for an in-depth discussion of the week's top news from Washington.
- http://www.pbs.org/weta/washingtonweek/podcast


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