Itâ€™s taken many months of planning, training, software development, and consultation–but I’m finally pleased to announce that CBC Radio is now making an unprecedented number of programs available for free download or subscription, including “best of” editions from THE CURRENT, DISPATCHES, DEFINITELY NOT THE OPERA, IDEAS, OUTFRONT, AS IT HAPPENS plus comprehensive highlight packages of regionally-based radio programs.
I’ve enjoyed listening to Quirks and Quarks over the past few months on my iPod, so I look forward to a more diverse selection.
The one item I’d like to see are movie reviews. I don’t listen to the CBC enough to know this–does Rick Staling (sp?) still do movie reviews on Friday? Does somebody else do movie reviews? Another request would be for Tapestry, which is a great program.
Here are a few quick comments (some of which I emailed to them already) about the site:
- I should be able to click on the show’s icon (the host’s face, as it were) and go to that show’s page. Even better, to reduce ambiguity, make a link under each show icon which says ‘learn more about this show’ or something.
- I should be able to get updates about new podcasts by RSS in addition to the newsletter.
- I want to see detailed survey results from the CBC’s podcasting survey.
Regardless, strong work and keep it up.