Posts Categorized: Replay Radio

5 Awesome & Illuminating Podcasts for Your Mind-Body Wellness

mind_body-BLOG

Turning your brain and body to “OFF” for awhile can be the best thing for it, and other times you need to kick things up a notch. Whether you’re sitting at home or out on-the-go, podcasts can be an awesome way to learn about your mental and physical well-being, and start to introduce newer and healthier habits into your everyday life.

We rounded up this shortlist of mind-body podcasts to indulge your interests in nutrition, mindfulness, fitness and overall happiness. With our podcast and radio show downloader, Replay Radio, just pick a podcast from the built-in media guide and the software will automatically schedule and download the episodes. Go ahead, start growing!

School of Greatness

Lewis Howes is a literal professional where pursuing dreams are concerned. His award-winning, book-inspiring podcast, School of Greatness, has been a helpful audio resource for passionate people everywhere. Full of fascinating personal stories and interviews with other experts in all areas of life, each episode is both a powerful lesson and a great source of on-the-go entertainment.

Happier with Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin is perhaps the most well-known happy people on the planet. After her project (and book based on the project) went viral, she launched her Happier with Gretchen Rubin podcast to continue her never ending pursuit of living a fabulously happy life — and helping others do the same. It’s uplifting, it’s motivating, it’s the perfect way to learn about one of the best feelings ever.

Logical Weight Loss

Sometimes all you need is the help of someone who’s been through it; even if it’s not a one-on-one conversation. Logical Weight Loss is for all the folks who want to cut the noise and get straight to the facts. Packed with tips and motivation for a healthy life, it’s one of our favorite ways to tap into free, experience-based information for losing weight and getting healthier.

Audio Dharma

Buddhism teaches all-encompassing peace in life — not a bad thing to attain if you ask us. While the show does highlight the religion itself, Audio Dharma also has a catalog of episodes on topics on how to let go, self-reflection practices, and meditations. Featuring a constant rotation of guest teachers and speakers, it’s an audio journey of enlightenment and mental clarity.

Radio Headspace

While it ceased operations early on last year, the Radio Headspace archives are as good as gold! Each of the existing episodes features interviews with mindfulness game-changers, innovative philanthropists, and more. With simplified teachings on community, reconnecting, and understanding life and death, your mind and body will be more in tune with the world around you.


Get Replay Radio today to record and save all your favorite podcasts, or download the full Replay Capture Suite for even more great recording software!

Curious what other podcasts we’re listening to, scheduling and archiving? See more on our blog.

The Best Podcasts for Photography Lovers & Creatives

Photography is an art form, a thoughtful process, and way to focus your creative energy as well as preserve memories. Though it may seem counterintuitive at first to listen to a podcast on such a visual subject, photography podcasts are an amazing outlet for budding (and more seasoned) photographers to learn and develop their craft, as well as keep up with new photo trends.

As lovers of both, we put together a shortlist of our favorite photography podcasts — you can record and save them all using Replay Radio, and listen to them anywhere on-the-go, armed with your best photography gear.

1. Photography Tips from the Top Floor

If you’re into relaxed, casual conversations, this is the photography podcast for you. Photography Tips from the Top Floor is hosted by instructor/photography expert Chris Marquardt and follows a pattern of answering listener questions, talking about events, and offering up helpful tips in an easy-to-digest format — it’s a must-listen for beginners and pros alike.

2. The Candid Frame

The Candid Frame is a weekly podcast hosted by photographer, former technical engineer for Nikon, and associate editor for an array of photography magazines – Ibarionex Perello. The podcast is dedicated to conversing with world renowned photographers and learning more from there techniques.

3. Martin Bailey Photography Podcast

Tokyo-based photographer Martin Bailey delivers a podcast that’s equal parts informative and inspirational. In the Martin Bailey Photography Podcast, you’ll discover new photo-capturing techniques, the best gear for your buck, and even answers to some of the questions you’ve always wondered about photography.

4. The Digital Story

The Digital Story delivers a fresh, tech-meets-photography podcast every week, so there’s always something new to listen to. Covering topics from general tips, to reviews, to insights and in-depth experiences, host Derrick Story provides an experienced perspective to the photography podcast world.

5. Thoughts on Photography

Thoughts on Photography shared some of the most timely stories, trends and thoughts surrounding the photography industry, as well as what photography means to society as a whole. Though it’s not being updated with new episodes anymore, host Brian McGuckin built up a generous roster of interviews with the photography experts covering a wide range of topics that are timeless.

 


Get Replay Radio today to record and save all your favorite podcasts, or download the full Replay Capture Suite for even more great recording software!

Curious for more great podcast recommendations? Check ’em out on our blog.

5 Amazing Podcasts for True Technophiles

 

Technology enthusiasts are always scrambling for the latest new gadgets, unique mobile apps, and ground-breaking software and hardware that can change the way we live — they’ll always be a few steps ahead of the general public when it comes to anything new and cool in the tech world. We exist in a technology-focused society, and technophiles are some of the most advanced leaders when it comes to the evolution of that digital world.

For those with the insatiable desire to grow, adapt and become more powerful and productive through the use of technology, communities of tech podcasts have sprouted up all over the internet. If you’re like us and can’t get enough of the beautiful tech of today, there are plenty of amazing podcasts and series to keep you in-the-know — you can record and archive them all with Replay Radio:

1. Future Thinkers Podcast

For those far-out technology nerds out there, Future Thinkers Podcast is recorded just for you. Based almost exclusively on discussions around philosophy and technology, and how they inevitably intersect, hosts Mike Gilliland and Euvie Ivanova explore ideas from artificial intelligence to the potential of future societies.

2. Recode Decode

Recode launched its podcast shortly after the start of 2014. Hosted by executive editor and all-around tech news genius/journalist, Kara Swisher, the podcast has featured interviews with well-known CEOs and influential tech figures discussing what’s up-and-coming in the tech world — particularly Silicon Valley.

3. This WEEK in TECH (TWiT)

If you search for the best technology podcasts out there, TWiT is bound to be near the top of the results list. Expert Leo Laporte launched the network more than 10 years ago, making it one of the longest running, most informative weekly roundups ever. If you’re selective like us, make this your one-stop for all things tech.

4. Note to Self

Technology can affect our lives, and humanity, at just about every level. Note to Self is a weekly show that examines just how far technology could go, and serves as a reminder for everyday people to “question everything.” Host Manoush Zomorodi explores questions like “what if everything you said was recorded?”

5. 99% Invisible

“Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.” – Buckminster Fuller. The 99% Invisible podcast aims to explore (and expose) many of the often-overlooked features of technology, design and architecture. With a larger focus on design itself, it’s the perfect tech-influenced podcast for the creative at heart.

 


Get Replay Radio today to record and save all your favorite podcasts, or download the full Replay Capture Suite for even more great recording software!

Curious for more great podcast recommendations? Check ’em out on our blog.

How to Download & Archive Your Favorite Podcasts

podcasts_

Podcasts have become a fundamental part of media entertainment over the last few decades — slowly picking up popularity since “audio-blogging” was introduced in the 1980’s. Flash forward to today where practically everyone has listened to a podcast, and monthly podcast listenership has increased 75% since 2013, where hundreds of thousands of podcasts exist around the digital world that cover every topic and idea you could possibly think of.

For those new to the scene, or those who are seasoned listeners, it’s (luckily) simple enough to download and archive podcasts to listen to anywhere, on any device.

Downloading Podcasts Online

There are any number of sites and services available online that host podcasts. Here’s how to download podcasts from every one of them…

Online Radio

Whether you like iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Stitcher, Podomatic, or any other online audio-hosting site, Replay Radio can download podcasts from them all. Record a bunch of podcasts simultaneously, convert to MP3 files, transfer them to your mobile devices, and automatically schedule audio recordings to never miss a thing. With a powerful built-in media guide, you can even search for and download great podcasts without leaving the software!

iTunes & SoundCloud

Two popular music hosting platforms today, iTunes and Soundcloud, are also good resources for finding awesome podcasts (and, of course, a lot of other great media). Using Replay Music, it’s easy to capture full podcasts and other audio from iTunes and Soundcloud, and turn every recording into an easy-to-digest MP3 file. Plus, Replay Music also identifies and tags recorded audio with the correct metadata, so everything is added to your collection seamlessly.

Archive.org

Archive.org is a surprisingly popular platform for great podcasts, and is free to use for publishers. While it’s well-known for its video-recording capabilities, listeners can also use Replay Media Catcher to download any available podcast from Archive.org — the software even has a tool to automatically schedule podcasts to be downloaded! Just launch it, visit the page on Archive.org with the podcast you want, and any audio playing on your computer will be captured perfectly.

Archiving Your Podcasts

During the download process, Replay Radio, Replay Music and Replay Media Catcher are all set to automatically locate and modify the correct set of information for your podcasts. What this means is that every piece of metadata is added to your MP3 files for you, so that everything can be easily organized exactly the way you want it.

With podcast show titles, speakers, series descriptions and other key details at-the-ready, your downloaded podcasts are already prepared to be imported into iTunes, Google Play, or any other system you choose to use.


What are some of your favorite podcasts and podcast platforms? Be sure to let us know!

The Best Podcasts for Children & Family Time

We’re huge fans of podcasts – there are so many different topics, styles and people spanning the space, anyone can find that perfect kind of audible entertainment!

Today’s shows can often draw images of pop culture hosts, technology enthusiasts or news anchors; styles ideal for adults. In reality, however, there’s a growing catalog of podcasts made specifically for children — and family time — that can bring the wonder of radio to kids everywhere.

Listening to kid-friendly podcasts is a great way to spend quality, engaging family time (especially away from the TV) and expand learning with new forms of media that cover a variety of topics. Below you’ll find a smattering of our absolute best finds – use the Media Guide in Replay Radio to subscribe to, schedule, record and save them all!

Untitled design-4

1. Fergus Ferry

Based on the kids book series of the same name, Fergus Ferry is a podcast full of wonderful, enriching messages and lessons for young children — all with Dr. Seuss style rhyming that kids can’t get enough of! Following the journeys of a willful ferry boat, this podcast is as adorable and endearing as it is educational.

2. Storynory4

Planning a family road trip this coming summer vacation? Stock up ahead of time on Storynory, a wonderful podcast that combines the magical forces of children’s stories, fairy tales and professional storytellers and actors. Each story told in every episode is a true adventure that will keep younger kids and families entertained for hours!

3. Brains On!5

Kid (co-hosts) teach kids in this awesome podcast that shares a different science lesson in each and every episode. From creepy-crawling spiders to the origin of boogers, the mission to Pluto to beginner’s meteorology, the amazing folks at Brains On! cover topics that are as cool as they are informative for kids.

34. Story Time

Bedtime stories take on a whole new meaning with this podcast perfect for putting your toddler, preschooler or young child to sleep. Ideal for ages 2-12 years old, Story Time (by Bedtime FM) has amazing, engaging stories that are the best length for entertaining and relaxing small children; 20 minutes or less and they’ll be on their way to nap time!

15. The Thrilling Adventure Hour

Meant to replicate classic, old-timey radio shows, The Thrilling Adventure Hour is a throwback podcast for the modern family. With a stage, 6-piece orchestral ensemble and guest stars like Jon Hamm and Patton Oswald, this podcast is a musical, fun-filled exploration any family can enjoy. Warning: may contain some strong language.

 


Get Replay Radio today to record and save all your favorite podcasts, or download the full Replay Capture Suite for even more great recording software!

Fresh Updates! New Fixes to Replay Media Catcher & More

Today is a good day. We’ve recently launched some great new updates and enhancements to a ton of our Applian products; Replay Media Catcher, Replay Video Capture, Replay Music and Replay Converter!

You can update your software at any time to take advantage of these additions and improvements.

Replay Media Catcher 6.0.1.8:

  • Support for “Run as soon as possible after a scheduled start is missed” in scheduler.
  • Improved Radio Station Guide, with search that now looks up Applian Radio guides as well as TuneIn.
  • Improved art image lookup, and lookup for default media player.
  • Improve startup time.
  • Fixed YouTube channel downloads by scheduler.
  • Fixed video guide to support recent Google Search changes.
  • Support for corrupt ABC radio playlists.
  • Support for new Ustream.tv protocols and recent YouTube changes.

Replay Video Capture 8.4.2:

  • Fixed scheduler – open at start and schedule multiple recordings.
  • Improved MP4 recording modes and bitrates.
  • New automatic scaling for secondary monitors (Windows 10 and 8.1).

Replay Music 7.0.1.7:

  • Improved art image lookup and lookup of default player for media.
  • Improved startup time.

Replay Converter 5.0.1.7:

  • Improved art image lookup and lookup of default player.
  • Improved startup time.

Any questions on these recent updates? You can reach out to our Support Staff at any time!

The Best Sports Podcasts to Record & Save

From the TV to the Internet to radio, those of us who love sports love following information and opinions about the athletes and the game(s). In the most recent years, podcasts have become yet another medium for fans to keep track of their favorite teams, players and more.

As 2016 gears up for some incredible, heated events in football, basketball, baseball, hockey, and more, we decided to round up some of our favorite podcasts for any sports fan to enjoy. The best part? You can use the Media Guide in Replay Radio to subscribe to, schedule, record and save them all.

1. Move the Sticks

There are hundreds of NFL podcasts to choose from, but Move the Sticks is a cut above the rest. With a casual vibe, it’s approachable and easy to listen to anytime. And, for anyone just starting out watching football, hosts/former scouts Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks, provide excellent insight and know-how to set you off on the right foot.

2. Baseball Tonight

The podcast version of Baseball Tonight, hosted by the infamous Buster Olney, is said to be even better than its ESPN TV counterpart. Olney has a charisma perfect for making connections, drawing insights and asserting his own opinions into every show, making it both smart and fun. ESPN personalities, along with some writers, fill the airtime with a number of topics in the MLB world.

3. The Art of Wrestling

Perhaps one of the most widely misunderstood of sports, pro wrestling has its own segment of sports podcasts to get into the ears of fans. With the ever entertaining wrestler Colt Cabana as host, hilarious stories, commentaries, special guests and more, The Art of Wrestling will always keep you interested and updated on the WWE.

4. Football Weekly

While Football Weekly isn’t about the NFL, it takes a very smart look everything in the soccer world. Hosted by a group of self-proclaimed soccer fanatics (James Richardson, Rafa Honigstein, Sid Lowe) go into intense detail every week on the happenings of various leagues, small and large. If you’re a soccer fan, or getting into the sport, we definitely recommend giving this podcast a go.

5. Hot Takedown

For all of your statistical analyses and firm facts, try out the podcast, Hot Takedown. Easy to listen to and informative to boot, this show is constantly proving how intelligent it is for anyone who is serious about all things in the sporting world. Game breakdowns, stats, and decisions proven right/wrong? Sign us up.

Get Replay Radio today to record and save all your favorite podcasts, or download the full Replay Capture Suite for even more great recording software!

Our 5 Favorite Podcasts for Starting Fresh in the New Year

Look out world, a brand new me is ready to come alive!

The start to any new year is followed by a flurry of resolution-filled thoughts buzzing around. Whether they be inspirational (like being healthier) or a little more tactical (like flossing every morning), chances are that you’re not alone – there are people out there talking about many of the very same things you’re attempting and learning.

Podcasts exist for every facet of thought, skill or helpful tip, and we created our software to help you keep them anywhere! Here’s a selection of our favorite podcasts for starting fresh this new year that you can capture using Replay Radio.

Inspirational: The School of Greatness

Be the best you that you can be with the help of Lewis Howes and his podcast on personal development. With the goal of sharing inspirational stories of leadership, Howes shares essential life tips for gaining confidence and overcoming adversity, as well as stories from the most brilliant business minds, world class athletes and influential celebrities.

Use the Media Guide integrated in Replay Radio to subscribe to The School of Greatness.

Goal-Packed: Achieve Your Goals with Hal Elrod

It’s always been said that if at first you don’t succeed, try again. Achieve Your Goals, hosted by Hal Elrod, shows you how to start over setting goals and objectives, and creating successful habits, so you can live life to the fullest. From a new career to a DIY project, learn how to set attainable goals and find the steps to get there with this informative, confidence-boosting podcast.

Use the Media Guide integrated in Replay Radio to subscribe to Achieve Your Goals with Hal Elrod.

Skill Center: Stuff You Should Know

Learn new things in droves this new year, without ever leaving home! Brought to you by the team over at HowStuffWorks.com, Stuff You Should Know is a quirky, informative podcast hosted by writers/curious geeks Chuck Bryant and Josh Clark. The podcast explores random topics based on investigative research and personal anecdotes – Feng shui, gangs, history, you name it.

Use the Media Guide integrated in Replay Radio to subscribe to Stuff You Should Know.

Clutter-Free: Organize Mindfully

Perhaps one of the most over-used (and under-appreciated) resolutions is to get organized and de-clutter, either personally or professionally. Organize Mindfully brings organization professionals, designers and mindfulness teachers right to your ears – the podcast shares new ideas, tips & techniques so you can bring order to your hectic life.

Use the Media Guide integrated in Replay Radio to subscribe to Organize Mindfully.

Thought-Provoking: On Being

What does it mean to be a human being? Expand your mind with new ideas and concepts with On Being, hosted by Krista Tippett. “This weekly conversation grapples with the many facets of human connection and existence,” says TED Prize director Anna Verghese. “It explores value, faith and meaning.”

Use the Media Guide integrated in Replay Radio to subscribe to On Being.

Get Replay Radio today to record and save all your favorite podcasts, or download the full Replay Capture Suite for even more great recording software!

6 Recordable Podcasts to Expand Your Mind

Podcasts are this generations’ talk radio; they’re addictive, they’re everywhere, and they’re only gaining popularity as more people adopt smart technology. One of the best things about the seemingly endless supply of these digital goldmines is the amount of knowledge you can obtain just by opening your ears.

We created Replay Radio to help you keep this expansive, audible knowledge accessible anywhere. Here’s a selection of our favorite educational podcasts you can capture using Replay Radio.

Master of Memory

What good is newly obtained information if you can’t retain it? The Master of Memory podcast will teach you tactics and methods to improve your memory for the everyday, such as mnemonics and memory palaces, making it easier to absorb knowledge quickly.


Use Replay Radio to capture Master of Memory from iTunes or the website.

Philosophize This!

Best when listened to from the beginning to end, this podcast is perfect for those interested in philosophy who aren’t experts. By breaking down and explaining the ideas and people who helped to shape society today, we can all expand our minds just a little further.

Use Replay Radio to capture Philosophize This! from iTunes or Stitcher.

TED Talks

Well-known for producing audible content full of “ideas worth spreading,” NPR’s TED Talks series is all about inspiring imagination, exploring new ideas, and delving deep into the past. With intellectual speakers from all walks of life and areas of expertise, there is always something new to learn.

Use Replay Radio to capture TED Talks from iTunes or the NPR website.

The Smarter Artist

Here is a podcast all about changing the “starving artist” stereotype we’ve grown accustomed to. As entrepreneurs, the hosts of this show answer questions, offer helpful tips, and deliver insight to those creative people searching for how to make it on their own talents.

Use Replay Radio to capture The Smarter Artist from iTunes or the Sterling & Stone website.

Song Exploder

Have you ever wondered how musicians construct the perfect song? The Song Exploder podcast explores and deconstructs tracks to help you better understand the meaning behind the music. Tapping into the artists minds themselves, this show is ideal for the audiophile in all of us.

Use Replay Radio to capture Song Exploder from iTunes or the website.

The Infinite Monkey Cage

Witty beyond words. Popular physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince from BBC Radio 4 host this fun exploration of science, delving into subjects like space tourism and the apocalypse with the help of a guest panel.


Use Replay Radio to capture The Infinite Monkey Cage from iTunes or from BBC Radio 4.

Get Replay Radio today to record and save all your favorite podcasts, or download the full Replay Capture Suite for even more great recording software!

The Best Humor(ous) Podcasts to Record Today

1416007138_thumb.png

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!

app-podcast6

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.


 

app-podcast5

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.


 

app-podcast3

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.


 

app-podcast2

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.


 

app-podcast1

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.