MP3 talk radio shows

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  1. Dreamkatcha macrumors regular

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm considering getting a portable MP3 player so I can download talk shows and listen to them on the way to/back from work, while I'm out and about etc and was wondering if you had any favourite stations you'd like to share. The only one I know of at the moment is www.retrogamingradio.com

    I love the afternoon Radio 2 talk show, but they don't make that available in MP3 format. Maybe I should look into some kind of stream ripping software for this one.
     
  2. Dreamkatcha thread starter macrumors regular

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    OK, ignoring the fact that no-one is interested in this post I'll carry on regardless. :p

    I bought myself a Creative MX200 (also known as the Rhomba) and have regretted it ever since. When it works it's a superb little gizmo... problem is, it very rarely works. Whenever I transfer files to it, the memory becomes corrupt and I have to format the player. Now I can't even do that because it keeps spitting errors at me. Anyway, I'm in the process of getting a refund so I've lost interest in trying to resolve the issues.

    My question now is, what's a good replacement? Obviously it has to be Mac compatible. I don't want an iPod because they're too big (even the mini one), and it doesn't have a radio I can record from, no radio at all in fact.

    What about this one? It looks impressive, but I'm a bit wary of buying no-name kit. Does anyone know who it's made by? I've noticed Next (the men's clothes shop) sell their own more expensive version of this model in white though that doesn't help me much.

    Some of the iRiver ones look good, if a bit on the bulky side.
     
  3. Dreamkatcha thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the feedback everyone. Creative refused to give me a refund and instead replaced the Rhomba. It's working flawlessly so far so I don't mind at all. It's a great product when it works. :cool:

    I managed to find a downloadable talk show from across the pond - it's hosted by Tom Leykiss from L.A. and is called the Tom Leykiss show... although I have no idea what the connection is. :confused:

    Anybody here listen to him? He's a dyed-in-the-wool shockjock which I like, but he can be very transparent at times. On a few occassions I've noticed him trying to pick fights with people who agree with every word he says just for the sake of stirring up controversy.
     
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    I've heard of him but I've never listened to him. I much prefer political talk radio.
     
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    Download the free shows, listen live, forums, chat or become a Gold Member for 5.25 a month and have access to hundreds of hours of mp3 downloads. Asia Carrera (porn star) was the last guest. The Infidel Guy is going to be on Wife Swap. The show may be broadcast on Sirrus Radio. :cool:
     
  7. Apmonia macrumors regular

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    If you like political radio, then I would suggest either www.democracynow.org or www.rantradio.org. A couple of friends of mine are on the latter one, but the first one is the only radio show that actually tells the truth anymore (at least here in the States). As long as you don't like the news spoon-fed to you, it's a wonderful listen. I hope you enjoy them.

    Apmonia
     
  8. Dreamkatcha thread starter macrumors regular

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    I love politically oriented talk shows too. There's nothing quite like politics to really stir up a fiery debate, oh that and religion. *Ahem* there's nothing quite like politics and religion to really stir up a fiery debate. :D

    One topic which is an instant turn-off for me is sport. I wouldn't miss any of it if it ceased to exist tomorrow. I'll lend an open-minded ear or two to pretty much anything else though.

    Thanks for the links everyone. Just what I was looking for on all counts. Downloadable talk shows are much harder to track down with Google than you might expect - you get so many false leads it's unbelievable - so it's great to get personal recommendations like these. :cool:
     
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    I was really hoping that no one was going to respond to this thread, I wanted to see how long Dreamkatcha could keep on talking to himself for! :p :)
     
  10. Dreamkatcha thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh I wasn't talking to myself. I was sharing my experiences with the voices in my head. They're always there keeping me company. ;)
     
  11. chanoc macrumors 6502

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    KPFA, Berkeley, CA!

    Listen live and rip the audio stream to your Mac! Direct from "Liberal City", USA! I love streaming this radio station and forgeting I am in bible-belt Alaska. :D
    link
     
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    I musta tried at the wrong time of day (post-midnight). All I got was Spanish music. :D
     
  13. Dreamkatcha thread starter macrumors regular

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    Brilliant, you can never have too many new shows to check out, thanks. :cool:

    I think it's my turn to post some links now. The talk show I listen to most is the one hosted by James Stannage on my local station, Piccadilly Key 103. They have support for streamed broadcasts in case anyone wants to sample that.

    The link to the streamable BBC Radio 2 broadcasts I mentioned in my original post is here.

    James is very honest, outspoken and anti-religion so he appeals to me. By the looks of it I think some of you would like him too. Jeremy Vine of Radio 2 is a bit more of a moderate. He lays the issues on the line and then draws out other people's opinions without actually getting too deeply ingrained himself. It's a much more PC show than James', but you do tend to get much more intelligent callers as well as special guests and experts.
     
  14. chanoc macrumors 6502

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    They have a few Spanish language shows, some hip hop, funk, classical, Democracy Now!, and a lot more.schedule
     
  15. Dreamkatcha thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well I've been listening to more of Tom Leykiss and have come to the conclusion that him and his listeners are a bunch of oversexed school kids who never grew up. 99% of what they discuss revolves around 'nailing chicks', how best to lie to women to get what you want (hmm, same thing really) and bragging about how much money you earn. If these are the kind of men on which women base their opinions of the opposite sex, then we may as well give up on relationships now.

    Listening to this neandothal is seriously depressing, but compelling at the same time. I think I'll keep listening for a while longer... more fool me. :rolleyes:
     

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