A podcast is a way for you to "subscribe" to a program and listen to it when and where you want. It's kind of like TiVo for radio, with the added benefit of portability.
Once you've subscribed to a program's podcast, your podcasting application checks on a regular basis for new episodes of the program and makes them available for download to your computer.
Got curious kids? Check out Brains On! It's a podcast featuring science and kids co-produced by KPCC and Minnesota Public Radio. We ask questions and go wherever the answers take us. Sometimes that means talking to a food scientist or a snake handler, other times that means putting on a play about sound waves or writing songs about sleep. A different kid co-hosts each episode. We talk to them about the interesting stuff they’re doing and the things they think about. It’s a science lesson for your ears – so join us and turn your brains on!
Drucker on the Dial
FilmWeek on AirTalk, hosted by Larry Mantle, is a one hour weekly segment devoted to films. It offers reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussions on various aspects of the industry. The FilmWeek critics are: Andy Klein Brand X, Lael Loewenstein of Variety, Wade Major of boxoffice.com and CityBeat, Tim Cogshell of Box Office Magazine, Claudia Puig of USA Today, Peter Rainer of the Christian Science Monitor, Henry Sheehan of HenrySheehan.com, and Charles Solomon, animation critic for amazon.com. More FilmWeek at kpcc.org.
Off-Ramp is a lively weekly look at Southern California through the eyes and ears of radio veteran John Rabe. News, arts, home, life... the show covers everything that makes life here exciting, enjoyable, and interesting. More Off-Ramp at kpcc.org.
The Dinner Party Download
The company that brings you A Prairie Home Companion and Marketplace serves up The Dinner Party Download - a fast and funny "booster shot" of news and culture designed to help you dazzle friends and family at this weekend's dinner party. In every 10-minute episode you'll learn a joke... Get the week's major headlines... Bone up on some history... Drink in a cocktail recipe... Meet an artist of note... Savor an emerging food trend... And hear your new favorite song. Plus unconventional wisdom from hosts Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam. This weekend, don't just attend your dinner party - win it. Bon appetit.
The Loh Down on Science
The Loh Down on Science is the fun way to get your daily dose of science in less than two minutes. The program explains the world of science with a dash of humor. Hosted by writer/performer and Caltech alumna Sandra Tsing Loh, it's a program for those who love science as well as for those who avoid it!