Posts Categorized: Podcast

The Best Humor(ous) Podcasts to Record Today

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One of the youngest members of the Applian family is Replay Radio: a tool that lets you record and keep audio content from just about anywhere. But this is the internet we’re talking about, and with Applian, the problem is never ‘how can I record this media?’ it’s ‘how do I choose what media to record?’

Here’s a selection of our favorite, funny podcasts. Capture them all with Replay Radio and finish this summer with a laugh. Listen on!

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WTF with Marc Maron

“To me being a comic meant to be autonomous, angry, truthful, and funny,” says Mark Maron, whose WTF podcast isn’t always as laugh out loud funny as it is self-reflective, truthful and angry. Last month, President Obama joined the podcast but Maron’s usual guests are comics. Funniness, a healthy dose of coming of age tales and inside comedy showbiz stories ensue.
Use Replay Radio to capture WTF from its website or iTunes.


 

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How Did This Get Made?

Have you ever seen a movie so bad that it’s amazing? So begins the official show description and premise of the wonderful How Did This Get Made? podcast, which features funny people, making fun of terrible movies. Hosts Paul Scheer, Jason Mantzoukas and June Diane Raphael dive deep on the movies and TV shows we all love to hate.

Use Replay Radio to capture How Did This Get Made from its website, iTunes, Stitcher or Soundcloud.


 

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Judge John Hodgman

Self-declared “famous minor television personality” John Hodgman has been a master of wry, sarcastic criticism for some time. You might remember him from the I’m a Mac ads with Justin Long, or from his contributing role on Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show as Resident Deranged Millionaire. In his podcast, Hodgeman asks his audience (or anyone else) to bring him issues that need resolving and then brings his bludgeoning, literalist wit to bear on debates and, ultimately, rulings.  You won’t find a more fiercely comedic judge, more tyrannical jury or more hilarious executioner anywhere.
Use Replay Radio to capture Judge John Hodgman from its website or iTunes.


 

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The Bugle

Perhaps America’s favorite contemporary British comic, John Oliver’s bread and butter are pointing out the absurdities of modern American (and other) politics and animal puns. So it’s no surprise his podcast The Bugle with Andy Zaltman calls itself an ‘audio newspaper for a visual world’ and leaves ‘no political hot potato unbuttered.’

If you enjoyed John Oliver’s contributing or hosting work on The Daily Show, or if you’re a fan of his new, more provocative show on HBO, check out The Bugle and make reading tomorrow’s paper just a little less painful.
Use Replay Radio to capture The Bugle from its website or iTunes.


 

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Star Talk Radio

And now for show that’s not so much a humor podcast as a humorous podcast, starring perhaps America’s most unlikely folk comedic celebrity, the oft-cited and well-known Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Tyson is an expert at making big, scientific notions and questions accessible, with smart, healthy doses of pop culture references and humor.
Use Replay Radio to capture Star Talk Radio from SoundCloud.

Using Applian for Archiving Podcasts

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As a format, podcasts are the black sheep, dark horse, red-headed-stepchild of the digital media space – praised, dismissed, then praised again, only to be re-dismissed as an antiquated, skeuomorphic form later on. But so long as Google Glass, Oculus and digital contact lenses remain far from mainstream useful, podcasts will continue to be produced and consumed at a rapid clip.

Here at Applian, we help you capture a lot of video-based content and do our best to tell you about the optimal product for recording media from any platform. So, without further ado, here is our essential guide to downloading podcasts with Applian products.

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Replay Radio: Get Your Podcast On!

There’s something about autumn that makes us want to cozy up to a great radio program with a cup of tea and watch the leaves change. Thankfully, you can schedule and organize all of your favorites with Replay Radio.  Here’s what we’ve been excited to get our ears on this month:

Serial: If you haven’t yet, do it. Released every Thursday, which you can schedule perfectly with Replay Radio , this weekly investigation into a old murder case is like watching a movie unfold, but for your ears. Perfectly tackled as a piece of detailed journalism, it makes Thursdays exciting.

StartUp: Another weekly podcast that revolves around the attempt of one journalist to bootstrap his podcast company. Yep, it’s meta and just the amount of nerdy that we love listening to. Everything from evaluations to billionaire meetings, it’s a great insight to the struggle of making it happen.

Car Talk: We were so sad to hear about the passing of Tom Magliozzi, the other side of Click & Clack. But thankfully you can relive the magic in the archives. Enjoy the laughter and learn something about automobiles, but mostly the laughter.

Doug Loves Movies: Funny-man Doug Benson hosts this gleeful gathering of celebrities and comedians to play the Leonard Maltin game: wherein a piece of Mr. Maltin’s movie review is given and guests must guess the film. Always turns into a hilarious (and fun) conversation.

Whatever you’re listening to this month, we’d love to know. Sound off in the comments below or over on Facebook about your favorite episodes and listens that are keeping you happy and warm this season!

 

Nice Feature Update for Replay Radio

Free update for Replay Radio

We just finished cooking up a nice little free update for Replay Radio.  Now you can set a scheduled recording to split into seperate files. You choose the intervals however you like.

The new Splitting feature is located in the Advanced tab of each of your scheduled shows.

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We also squashed a few bugs, improved file conversions and added support for line-in recording.

This update is FREE for all current Replay Radio 9 subscribers. Go get it!

February’s Favorite Radio Stations And Podcasts to Record with Replay Radio

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We recently launched our newest addition to the Applian family: Replay Radio. Our easy-to-use recorder lets you enjoy thousands of radio shows and stations on your own schedule, listen back on-demand, and convert to multiple audio formats. We wanted to make radio listening easy with Replay Radio.

In the big wide world of the Internet, there are so many options for streaming stations and podcasts. There’s more content available for your listening pleasure than anyone could imagine, and now, you can easily filter what you want from our Media Guide and experience radio whenever you want it.

Who says radio is dead? It is very much alive. Don’t believe us? Check out these radio stations and podcasts below and just try to tell us that there aren’t fantastic frequencies happening all the time! Just be sure to capture them with Replay Radio…

Nerdist: http://www.nerdist.com/podcast/nerdist/
Our favorite interview podcast with actors, comedians, writers, and overall cool people. Hosted by self-proclaimed “King Nerd” Chris Hardwick, it’s a great way to hear behind-the-scenes stories from popular culture movers and shakers.

BFF: http://bff.fm
One of the best alternative radio stations in San Francisco, Best Frequencies Forever is a great resource for indie / electronic music from the underground. Catch up on “what the kids are listening to” and by kids… more like late 20-somethings with jam-packed iPods.

TWiT: http://twit.tv/twit
Easily one of the most listened to radio podcasts out there, This Week In Tech, is hosted by Leo Laporte and follows all of the top trends in technology — from new products to business news — this podcast is the best place to get your tech fill.

All Songs Considered: http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/
Another music option for you, All Songs covers the best new emerging music without the fuss. Playing full songs from the obscure to the legendary, NPR has made this podcast a staple for audiophiles everywhere.

Of course, there are so many more, and you can discover many through our Media Guide within Replay Radio. We’d love to hear about your must-listen-tos in the comments, and be sure to use Replay Radio to record all of your favorites!

3 Cheers for Podomatic

There are times when we run into technical problems relating to our products interfacing with those of another company. Often a subtle form of fingerpointing or passing the buck occurs. So it was delightful to work with Podomatic, a popular free Podcast hosting service, today to fix a problem with Replay A/V accessing their Podcasts. With one call, I was able to locate the lead engineer, and in a few minutes we were able to access their entire library of Podcasts again. Yippee!.
Podomatic has a pretty cool service – you can start your own Podcast with just a PC, a microphone, and an internet connection. Just go to their site, speak your Podcast, and it’s uploaded and added to their directory. And it’s free. Pretty awesome.
Thanks again Justin!

Clear Channel Radio Online

In the past few days, Clear Channel has changed how their online radio stations work. They have made it harder to acquire a static URL that tunes properly to their stations. This is unfortunate, as it interferes with your legal right to automatically schedule recordings for listening later. A lot of online radio directories are similarly hosed.

Fortunately, we’ve come up with a solution in Replay A/V. If you’re looking to record a Clear Channel station, just open Replay A/V and add it from the Media Guide using the Shows menu option. Until Clear Channel changes something, this works great! If your station doesn’t work, just tell us, and we’ll update our radio station database.

Speaking of Clear Channel, poking around on their site uncovers some interesting discoveries. They are trying to compete with XM/Sirius in the content space with their new Format Lab service. And they have some interesting on-demand music and video content too.

Some people say Clear Channel is getting too large, but the innovation they are doing is pretty impressive, and they are poised to do to the online radio space what they’ve done to the terrestrial space. Watch out!

New First-ever Streaming Flash Video and MP3 recorder

Forget the XM and Sirius merger, the really big news is Replay Media Catcher, a hot new utility that captures MySpace video and MP3s, as well as lots of other premium audio and video content from sites like ABC.com, NBC.com, and thousands more. The technological breakthrough is the ability to capture streaming Flash, which nobody has been able to do before. Go to www.replay-media-catcher.com to download a free trial copy and check it out!

Here’s the official press release if you’d like to learn more:

New Streaming Media Recorder Captures Previously Unrecordable Online Video and Audio

February 21, 2007, San Anselmo, CA – Applian Technologies today announced the release of Replay Media Catcher, the first ever Online Video and Audio recorder for streaming Flash and MP3 sites. Replay Media Catcher allows customers to capture perfect digital reproductions from previously unrecordable premium destinations like ABC.com, NBC.com, MySpace™ and thousands of others, as well as popular places like YouTube™ and Google Video.

Replay Media Catcher uses a simple one-click recording interface. Customers just click the Start Recording button, and then play the streaming Flash video or MP3 audio to capture. Once Replay Media Catcher detects the media stream, it will continue to save a playable video or audio file on the PC hard drive, and the customer can then go in search of other media to record. Replay Media Catcher is able to record multiple streams simultaneously, limited only by the speed of the customer’s internet connection. Also included is FLV Player, which lets customers watch their recorded videos.

“Replay Media Catcher is the first ever production software to be able to capture RTMP Streaming Flash streams used by many of the top-tier content sites,” said Bill Dettering, CEO of Applian Technologies. “These unprotected, unencrypted files have been previously impossible to record for your personal use, and now Replay Media Catcher makes it possible to archive and enjoy more great online video without having to be connected to the internet.”

Replay Media Catcher is ready for download and immediate purchase from replay-media-catcher.com for $39.95. A free demo is also available. Replay Media Catcher requires a PC running Windows.

About Applian Technologies
Applian Technologies was started by Bill Dettering in 1997. In 2001, Bill created Replay Radio to be able to record and enjoy his favorite radio programs during his long daily commute to Silicon Valley. Now, several years after the launch of Replay Radio, Applian is recognized as the global leader in online recording software. Other popular Applian products include the Audio Video Streaming Capture Suite, Replay AV 8, Replay Music, Replay Converter, and Replay Screencast. Learn more about Applian Technologies and all their products at http://www.Applian.com.