Posts Categorized: Podcast

Learn from Home Essentials: Video Tutorials & Podcasts

With many of us spending a great deal of time indoors, more than we’re used to, most of that likely includes screen time. While Netflix watching marathons are always welcomed, there certainly are times when we might feel like doing something other than sitting glued to the TV set and instead, explore that spark of curiosity that we encounter every now and then. For that, enter online learning!

There is an abundance of online learning resources for those of us looking to learn a new skill, pick up a new hobby or enrich our knowledge of the world. While some of these require a one-time payment or monthly subscription fee, there are many free options to take advantage of.

Lucky for you, we’re here to help you get started on feeding your curiosity, and embracing the ‘inner nerd’ that’s inside all of us! Read on to check out some of our current favorite YouTube channels with beginner-friendly tutorials and informational videos ranging from visual arts to home improvement to programming, as well as a few fascinating podcasts that are sure to help you take full advantage of your indoor time. What’s more, with Replay Capture Suite, you can capture all of your favorites to watch later, so that you don’t have to waste precious bandwidth when it matters most.

YouTube Channels to Kick-Start Your Learning

Shayda Campbell – Art Tutorials

If you’ve been thinking about venturing into the world of art, or perhaps you already have some art supplies that could use a good dusting, Shayda Campbell’s channel is what you’ve been waiting for. Posting a new tutorial every Tuesday and Friday, Shayda shows you how to get started with watercolors, florals, hand lettering, ink illustration and bullet journaling. There are no limits to where your creativity can take you, and Shayda shows you how to gain confidence, build your skills and more importantly, enjoy the process.

Here is one of our favorite videos to get you started with watercolors:

This Old House – DIY Home Improvement

With more time spent indoors, you may have already tried your hand at some DIY home improvements, with varying levels of success. If you’re looking for additional guidance on the projects that didn’t quite have the desired outcome, or perhaps you’re in the market for inspiration, check out This Old House on YouTube. With videos on how to install a new toilet, how to build a chicken coop, or how to quiet squeaky floors, there is something for everyone. Though you might currently have limited access to friendly help from the experts at your local Home Depot or Lowe’s, This Old House brings the advice to you and helps you finish your DIY projects with success.

FreeCodeCamp – Programming Tutorials

If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to build a beautiful, responsive website or a mobile application, the FreeCodeCamp YouTube channel brings you an incredible collection of programming tutorials to spearhead your learning. From HTML and CSS to Python to Java, with the help of FreeCodeCamp you’ll no longer be asking, “how do I build that?” but rather, “what should I build first?”

If you’re at the very beginning of your programming learning journey, we recommend that you get started with some good, old-fashioned HTML and CSS fun. From there, see where your learning takes you!

Podcasts to Fuel Your Curiosity

99% Invisible

The mission of the 99% Invisible podcast is to make us more aware of all the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about — the unnoticed structures and fabrics of our society, that ultimately shape our world. With over 400 million downloads, 99% Invisible is one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes, and is sure to teach you something new.

To start, check out the episode On Beeing, which dives into the fascinating business of beekeeping in the United States, and the vital role that pollination services play in American agriculture.

Hardcore History

It’s not just a history podcast. It’s a history podcast as told by Dan Carlin, also known as the master of long-form podcasting and “one of the greatest storytellers in the world”. Bringing his distinctive voice and style to every episode of Hardcore History, and with hundreds of millions of downloads, Carlin’s shows are some of the most listened to podcasts of all time.

Carlin weaves historical information with thought-provoking questions and unexpected twists into each episode to help illustrate the long lasting impact and continuing relevance of the past. Drama, surprises, empathy and chilling examples of both the triumphs and failures of humanity vividly depict the narrative. It’s this very trademark mix of elements that has been entertaining listeners since 2005.

The Tim Ferriss Show

Often ranked as the #1 business podcast on all of Apple Podcasts, and on many occasions having even been ranked as the #1 podcast out of 500,000+ podcasts, The Tim Ferriss Show brings a new perspective on the world of entrepreneurship. 

In each episode, Tim interviews a highly successful individual, deconstructs and extracts the tactics, tools, and routines from their experiences that you, the listener, can use. This includes favorite books, morning routines, exercise habits, time-management tricks, and more. Past guests include the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, LeBron James, and 300+ others.

Ferris recently interviewed Sam Harris, a neuroscientist, philosopher, and author of five New York Times bestsellers, on how to cope during a pandemic and tame anxiety, amongst other topics of discussion.


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Our Favorite Audiobooks to Record and Stream Online to Keep You Entertained

Whether you’re relaxing at home or trying to kill time on that long commute into work, listening to an audiobook is the perfect distraction to keep you entertained and your mind engaged. The best thing about an audiobook? You can enjoy your favorite novel, autobiography or informative non-fiction book while doing something else; cooking up a meal for family or friends, out on a run, driving to work or even just gazing out the window… An audiobook really is the perfect companion.  

With thousands of bestselling works being made available as audiobooks every year, there’s endless audio content out there for you to enjoy. If you’re looking for somewhere to start, here are just some of our favorite audiobooks to while away the hours.

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Winner of the Best Audiobook (Fiction) at the New York Festival Radio Awards 2020, this outstanding reading of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian classic, The Handmaid’s Tale, is sure to send shivers down your spine. Narrated by Elisabeth Moss, the star of the Hulu television adaptation, The Handsmaid’s Tale tells the story of Offred, a woman subjugated by the patriarchal, totalitarian state of Gilead. The novel jumps between the past and present to recount the tales of Offred and her fellow Handmaids’ attempts to resist the regime, in a thought-provoking commentary on women’s rights, racism, religion, and how quickly and terrifyingly democracy can slip from our fingers. It might not be an easy listen, but it’s worth every moment. 

Available on Amazon and Audible.

Malcolm Gladwell – Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know

Some books come alive in audiobook format, and Malcolm Gladwell’s Talking to Strangers is certainly one of them. In this captivating examination of human behavior and interaction, Gladwell talks to the many people whose knowledge and observations make up the body of this book: scientists, criminologists, psychologists and more, and includes their voices as he asks them probing questions about the world around us and key events in modern history. With a similar feel to a podcast, this is a listening experience that will leave you re-examining how you think about the people around us, and thinking twice about how you interact with the world. 

Available on Amazon and Audible.

John Carreyrou – Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

It’s something that’s crossed all our minds: What really goes on behind closed doors in Silicon Valley’s fastest-growing and most controversial startups? This New York Times bestseller gives us the inside scoop on the spectacular rise and fall of Theranos, the now infamous startup founded by Elizabeth Holmes, by the journalist who exposed the lies behind the multi-million dollar funded company. This is a gripping listen that exposes the ambition of entrepreneurs, the smoke and mirrors that guild their promises, and the astronomical consequences when the startups fail to deliver the dream. This award-winning exposé will have you gripped.

Available on Amazon and Audible.

Bill Bryson – At Home

Known for exploring the furthest corners of the world for his travel writings, this time Bill Bryson stays a little bit closer to home, literally. Ever wondered why our homes are the way they are, why we sleep the hours that we do, how salt became a kitchen staple? In At Home, Bill Bryson takes a tour through the makings of the modern home and pauses on the intriguing idiosyncrasies he finds along the way. This is a calming and fascinating listen that will make you think a little bit more deeply about the place you call home. 

Available on Amazon and Audible.

Lori Gottlieb – Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed

What happens when a therapist needs to see a therapist? To find out, get listening to this page-turning memoir turned audiobook by psychologist Lori Gottlieb. Answering many of the questions we’ve always wanted to ask the people who are normally asking us the questions… Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is a compelling insight into the world of psychotherapy and the people who hold all our secrets. There’s never been a better way to find out what’s going on on the other side of the couch. 

Available on Amazon and Audible.

Becoming – Michelle Obama

In Becoming, the former First Lady Michelle Obama takes us through her childhood, her marriage, her life in the White House and her experiences as a mother. Read by the woman herself, this is a poignant and insightful listen that doesn’t hold back: she shares uplifting wisdom alongside candid comments on the darker side of the American dream and US political life. This is also the perfect accompaniment for those who have loved the new Netflix series, also titled Becoming, and who just can’t get enough of this impressive and inspirational figure.

Available on Amazon and Audible.

Trever Noah – Born a Crime

Trevor Noah, the much-loved host of The Daily Show, takes us back to his childhood in South Africa in a sometimes comical, sometimes horrifying account of life during the country’s transition from apartheid. Read by Noah himself, this is a coming-of-age story told with incredible honesty, with the sights and sounds of racially-torn South Africa portrayed vividly and compassionately in a demonstration of Noah’s skilful storytelling. You’ll be uplifted, and quite possibly brought to tears. This one is not to be missed.   

Available on Amazon and Audible.

James Joyce – A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

If you’re looking for a classic, look no further than Colin Farrell’s reading of James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Dublin native Colin Farrell brings a warmth and authenticity to this literary favorite that tells the story of Stephen Dedalus as he tries to find his place in an era defined by burgeoning Irish nationalism and the restrictions of conservative Catholicism. A semi-autobiographical story about the conflicts of hedonism, family, religion and nationalism, this audiobook will be sure to capture the imagination and take you back to another place and time.  

Available on Amazon and Audible.


With so many incredible audiobooks out there to choose from, it’s easy to feel like you’re missing out on the very best content. Thankfully, with Replay Music you can record and save all your favorite audiobooks and streaming audio, so that you’re free to enjoy it in your own time, at your own pace! Plus with Replay Music, all your audiobooks will be magically tagged and saved, keeping your content library organized and ready to go. 

Try Replay Music free today and start capturing your favorite audiobooks and much, much more. Get started now, and you’ll never need to miss a moment ever again.

Top Fantasy Football Podcasts to Get You Ready for Draft Day

Are you ready?

The NFL season opener is right around the corner, and most of your friends are probably scrambling to get their top picks ready for their fantasy football team selection.

What’s that? You aren’t familiar with fantasy football? Or maybe, you’ve heard of it but aren’t yet sure what it is. Now is the perfect time to study up and get in on the action so you don’t miss a single play. 

In arguably one of the most hotly anticipated events of the football season next to the Super Bowl, the fantasy football online draft pick is when fans from far and wide strategize their top picks for the upcoming football season and create their fantasy dream team in order to win some serious cash.

Picks are often based on the season stats and rankings from the previous year or the career trends of a player or team. The result of having a winning fantasy team at the season’s end? Major money. Or at least the possibility of it… Not to mention the opportunity to meet and connect with other diehard football fans. At the very least, combining two awesome things–sports and money–can make the entire season so much more fun to watch.

So where to begin?  We’ve rounded up the best fantasy football podcasts in the game to make sure you’ve got the stats you need to make the best match-ups possible. When you’re armed with Replay Radio, you can make sure you’ve got your favorite podcasts categorized and lined up to record so you can go back, re-listen, and re-evaluate your picks to get set for kickoff.

Rotoworld Football Forecast


As a trusted name in the fantasy football world, Rotoworld has a veritable arsenal of podcasts to provide you with nearly every aspect of fantasy football. Our pick is this podcast, with its bite-sized episodes that keep you informed and tuned in to each ranking.  This podcast is well-trusted, time-tested, and has become an authority of everything fantasy football in the years since its inception.

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Taekcast


This podcast has everything you need to make it your source for all things sports betting. Because as fun and addictive as fantasy football is, one of it’s most compelling reasons for existing is getting a great payout at the end of the season. This podcast helps you to make the best bets with its regular analyses of the best possible outcomes. If you’re up for a mentally-stimulating breakdown of possible upshots, this podcast is the right place. 

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Eat. Sleep. Fantasy.


If you are looking for a great podcast to get your feet wet on the (imaginary gridiron), then you’ve found the right place. With a fun and immersive approach to fantasy football, the hosts take you through the highs and lows of the previous season in a playful and narrative way, so you have all the information you need to make the best picks for the season ahead–and have some fun while you’re getting up to speed!

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The Audible


In the longest-running fantasy football podcast on our list, The Audible comes through and with good reason… In a podcast that is thorough, informative and interactive, the hosts leave no stone unturned. The hosts don’t shy away from any topic… From deep dives of betting analyses to in-depth health reports for key players, this serial boasts of a strong team of hosts who can help you get the full low-down on all the biggest choices of the season.

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Triple T Podcast


In this fan-centered podcast, the Triple T stands for “Takedown The Taek: Fantasy Football”… and it’s got everything you need to get your taek on. Perfect for football aficionados who need to separate fact from fiction in the world of Fantasy Sports, and get to the straight facts on their favorite players for the season ahead. 

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The Fantasy Black Book Show


Want your stats served up with some serious humor? Then this podcast is one you don’t want to miss. In a broadcast that is jam-packed with info, you’ll find genuinely quality content that’s worth every minute. With hosts that interact regularly with their fans, they answer any question across the gridiron. The best part of this podcast is that it runs year-round, so you can get your fantasy stats in well ahead of the game before the season starts. 

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Now that you have your choice of some the absolute best fantasy football podcasts behind you to make the ultimate fantasy dream team, all you need is to get recording! Not sure how to do it? Check out our handy tutorial to Replay Radio, and then tune in and get ready to win big!

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The Ultimate Summer Road Trip Checklist [2019 Edition]

Looking for a way to add some life to your summer vacation? Getting a group of friends together, picking a destination, packing up your bags, and hitting the road is one of the best ways to enjoy the season before it ends. Nothing beats bonding with your favorite people quite like spending hours together in a road trip to remember. 

If your upcoming summer plans include a road trip, we’ve got the ultimate list of packing essentials, car prep tips, and ideas for recording your favorite entertainment to help you plan the best trip ever.

Pack Only the Essentials

Whether you’re just headed into the city or have a full cross-country drive ahead of you, if your main living space is your vehicle, every bit of space counts. No matter how long your road trip may be, packing only as much as you need in your carry-on or suitcase is the best way to help you save a lot of valuable space. With more space, you’ll have more room for the most essential things like snacks, drinks, games, and most importantly, legroom.

Prep a Basic Emergency Kit

Nothing ruins a trip quite like being stranded in the middle of nowhere with no basic resources. If AAA has you on hold, or if you have no cell signal, having an emergency kit prepared and easily accessible could be a lifesaver. While there are pre-made emergency backpacks that exist for purchase, you can’t be sure they will have every necessity, so we recommend DIY’ing it.

Make sure to include these basic items to be sure you’re all set:

    • Emergency food & water
    • Thermal blankets
    • Flashlight with extra batteries
    • First aid kit
    • Emergency cash
    • Roadmap
    • Car charger for your cell phone
    • Jumper cables

Plan Healthy Foods and Snacks

The fastest way to kill the positive vibe on a road trip? Getting stuck in the car while you’re feeling sick or sluggish. That’s why it’s always a good idea to plan ahead and bring healthier snacks and foods to munch on along the way. Rather than relying on fast food, jerky, chips, and other gas station snacks, having some of these essentials will keep your energy up in the best way:

Sliced vegetables like celery, bell pepper, carrots, cucumber, and broccoli are all packed with nutrients and stay fresh for a long trip.

Fresh berries and fruits like grapes, oranges, apples, bananas, peaches, nectarines, and plums are delicious, vitamin-packed snacks.

Dry items like trail mix, pita chips, dried fruit, protein bars, granola, and pretzels are all great snacks to have on you at all times.

Storable meats and cheeses are a great way to throw together a quick sandwich on the road, or just take a quick piece for some fast protein.

Pro tip: Line your cooler with insulation to keep food fresher longer, and only keep it open as long as you absolutely need to when getting something out. How you pack up your cooler each day makes a difference!

Take a Look Under the Hood

You should treat your car like your own body on a road trip. It needs occasional pampering, a little TLC, and regular check-ups for maximum performance, especially before you put it to work. When the check engine light suddenly pops on or you start feeling a rattling under the hood, it can make any pleasant road trip stressful.

To avoid this, make sure that you take your car into your local mechanic for a regular checkup a few days before taking off, along with prepping a few other things. Here are a few things you should take care of:

    • An oil change, basic tire check, and rotation if needed.
    • Making sure you have wiper fluid all filled up to the brim, and that your wipers are still functional.
    • Putting a recent copy of your insurance information and registration straight into your glovebox for easy access.
    • Cleaning the car inside and out, and making a plan for garbage disposal so things don’t get too messy.

Download the Best Entertainment

When you’re on your trip and have played all the road trip games you can think of, what could be better than turning to your favorite music, show, movie or podcast? Unfortunately for media lovers out there, WiFi isn’t exactly readily available out on the open road and data runs out quickly.

With media-recording software in the Replay Capture Suite, you can download, record, and save all types of online media to enjoy anywhere, anytime.

Record Music: In order to achieve road trip success you must have one essential thing: a playlist. With Replay Music you can easily record any music or entire playlists from Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, Apple Music, and any other online music site or service that you listen to music on – if you can stream it online, you can capture it forever! With this tool, you’ll never run out of music again. Here’s a playlist that’s full of songs to get your car singing:

Download Podcasts: Replay Radio allows you to download any podcast to listen to any time. Whether you are new to the scene, or for those who are seasoned listeners, Replay Radio makes it simple to download and archive podcasts to listen to anywhere, on any device. And there are a variety of different topics to choose from. Check out some options here

Save Movies and Shows: Replay Video Capture allows you to take any online or streaming video and save it to your own collection! After recording, you can save as just about any file format and access anytime, anywhere. You could record any sports matches for your favorite teams, a classic movie, or even the entire season of the best binge-worthy shows

Grab YouTube Videos: Want to watch your favorites on YouTube without using up all your data? No worries. Catch the videos from the most popular YouTubers, or any original YouTube original series, or even exclusive music videos on-the-go. Replay Media Catcher downloads streaming video and audio files from millions of sites, including YouTube. It allows you to save the downloads to your computer and access them at any time, without having to use your data.

Have you got your destination picked out yet? If not, grab a map, get some tape and a dart, close your eyes and throw. Now you’re almost ready… The next step? Follow this checklist and get ready for the best summer road trip ever. Make sure to download your entertainment with all the great tools in the Replay Capture Suite! Unless you don’t mind playing iSpy on the road for the next 10 hours…

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Have any other essential items or tips for a good road trip? Let us know in the comments below!

Updated from original, published: July 8, 2018

Fresh Baked Updates! Get Your Fixes & More While They’re Hot…

We’ve got some great news for people who love fresh updates: we’ve just released a ton of enhancements and fixes to some of your favorite products. That means you can get the latest versions of Replay Media Catcher, Replay Converter, and Replay Radio, and enjoy them now even more than ever.

You can update your Windows software anytime, and enjoy your products working even better than before.

What’s fresh?

Replay Media Catcher

We’ve added some fixes that allow for even higher quality streaming.

We’ve added:

  • support for changes to the YouTube DASH protocol
  • improved extraction engine feedback

Our latest updates mean that now you’ve got even better download capability from your favorite YouTube channels.

We’ve also added a ton of fixes and improvements to enhance the overall performance of Replay Media Catcher.

Replay Converter

We’ve enhanced both the speed and performance of Replay Converter, so you can convert your favorite audio and video files even faster than before, and at top quality.

Replay Radio

Don’t want to miss your favorite online radio show or podcast? We’ve made enhancements to the recording algorithm, so now you get even better recording compatibility with a variety of stations. You won’t have to miss a single one of your favorite shows!

Don’t miss an update… Get them while they’re hot! Any questions? You can reach out to our awesome support team anytime!

How to Record the News Online from Top Sources

These days, you’ll hardly find the majority of news junkies sitting in front of the TV with their favorite broadcaster on. More often than not, people are consuming the news in more bite-sized ways, using live streams, top headlines, podcasts, and posted video clips on social media to get their fill of what’s happening in the world. With so much going on, and so many reputable and interesting takes on politics and world news, there’s a platform and a provider for everyone to access online.

Being able to tap into so many resources online for the news is incredibly important, and has played a direct role in how many younger people and adults are consuming and digesting the news; in the United States, roughly 93% of adults get at least some of their news online. Now, with a rise in the popularity of radio shows and podcasts, live streams and special YouTube channels, news publishers have adapted to meet those needs.

So, what do you do when you have multiple access points and want to record the news online? With Replay Media Catcher, you can watch and download live streaming video from all of the top news sites online, as well as record any radio shows and podcasts in the news and politics world that you can handle. Take a look at some of the most popular sites, shows, and podcasts about the news that you can record and save.

Top Live Streaming News Channels Online

Live streams and videos through news websites, social media pages, and more places online are key players in the digital news space. By late next year, online video will be responsible for 4/5th of global Internet traffic and for us here in the United States about 85% of our web traffic will be video. Here are a few of the most popular online news websites that have ongoing live streams available.


CNN

CNN.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics, and more. Head to the CNN live stream here.

 


The New York Times 

The New York Times provides breaking news, multimedia, reviews & opinion on Washington, business, sports, movies, travel, books, jobs, education, real estate, cars & more. Head to the NYT news videos here.

 


Fox News

Fox News provides breaking news and videos on the latest current news, U.S., World, Entertainment, Health, Business, Technology, Politics, and Sports. Head to the Fox live stream here.

 


CBS News

CBS News is dedicated to providing the best in journalism under standards it pioneered at the dawn of radio and television and continue in the digital age. Head to the CBS live stream here.

 

With Replay Media Catcher, you can set up full schedules for all of your favorite segments or news programs airing online. With the tools to monitor and track live streams and exclusive video broadcasts, you’ll never miss an important moment.

Top Podcasts for the News, Politics & World Events

In 2018, 44% of Americans ages 12 and older have ever listened to a podcast, according to Edison Research and Triton Digital survey data, and 26% have listened to a podcast in the past month, up from just 9% in 2008. Here are a few of the most popular online news websites that have ongoing radio shows and podcasts available.


The Daily – by The New York Times

“This is how the news should sound. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, hosted by Michael Barbaro and powered by New York Times journalism.” Head here to listen to The Daily by The New York Times.

 


NPR News Now – by NPR

“Up to date and breaking news from NPR. Five minutes of headline radio news from the NPR news team, available on demand in this hourly podcast report.” Head here to listen to NPR News Now by NPR.

 


Global News Podcast – by BBC

“The day’s top stories from BBC News, compiled twice daily in the week, once at weekends.” Head here to listen to the Global News Podcast by the BBC.

 


CBS This Morning – by CBS Radio

“Start your day with award-winning co-hosts, along with CBS News correspondents around the world, as they bring you the most important headlines, intelligent conversations and world-class original reporting from around the world.” Head here to listen to CBS This Morning by CBS Radio.

 

 

With Replay Media Catcher‘s in-depth Media Guide (shown above), you can find all of your favorite news and politics to record and save, including online video, live streams, radio shows, music, and podcasts. We’ve made it easy to find and grab the content you want in one simple step. You can even:

  • Set certain radio shows and podcasts to record automatically, as soon as they go live.
  • Actively monitor for when live streams begin on your top news sites, so you never miss a minute of the latest stories.
  • Integrate with iTunes, Dropbox, or Google Drive for automatically copying files to your smartphone or tablet.

 

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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.

The Ultimate Summer Road Trip Checklist

Looking for something to give life to your summer vacation? Getting a group of friends together, packing up your bags, picking a destination, and hitting the road is one of the best ways to enjoy the season. Nothing is more bonding than spending hours with your best pals, significant other, or close family members, and nothing feels more rewarding than when your feet touch the ground when you finally get there. If your upcoming summer plans include a road trip, we’ve got the perfect list of must-pack items, car preparation tips, and ideas for recording your favorite entertainment to help you plan the best trip ever.

Pack Only the Essentials

Whether you’re just headed into the city or have a full cross-country drive, if your main living space is your vehicle, every bit of space counts. No matter how long your road trip may be, packing into a single carry-on or medium-sized suitcase, as much as you possible will help you save a lot of valuable space. With more space, you’ll have more room for the most essential things, like snacks, drinks, games, and most importantly, legroom.

Prep a Basic Emergency Kit

Nothing ruins a trip quite like being stranded in the middle of nowhere with no basic resources. If AAA has you on hold or you have no cell signal,, having an emergency kit prepared and easily accessible could be a lifesaver. While there are pre-made emergency backpacks that exist for purchase, none will have every necessity, so we recommend DIY’ing it.

These are some basic items to be sure you include, like:

  • Emergency food & water
  • Thermal blankets
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Emergency cash
  • Roadmap
  • Car charger for your cell phone
  • Jumper cables

Plan Healthy Foods and Snacks

There’s nothing worse than feeling sick or sluggish when you’re on a road trip. That’s why it’s always a good idea to plan ahead and bring healthier snacks and foods to munch on along the way. Rather than relying on fast food, jerky, chips, and other gas station snacks, having some of these essentials will keep your energy up in the best way:

Cut vegetables like celery, bell pepper, carrots, cucumber, and broccoli are all packed with nutrients and stay fresh for a long trip.

Fresh berries and fruits like grapes, oranges, apples, bananas, peaches, nectarines, and plums are delicious, vitamin-packed snacks.

Dry items like trail mix, pita chips, dried fruit, protein bars, granola, and pretzels are all great snacks to have on you at all times.

Storable meats and cheeses are a great way to throw together a quick sandwich on the road, or just take a quick piece for some fast protein.

Pro tip: line your cooler with insulation to keep food fresher longer, and only keep it open as long as you absolutely need to when getting something out – how you pack up your cooler each day makes a difference!

Take a Look Under the Hood

You should treat your car like your own body on a road trip. It needs occasional pampering, a little TLC, and regular check-ups for maximum performance, especially before you put it to work. When the check engine light suddenly pops on or you start feeling a rattling under the hood, it can make any pleasant road trip stressful.

To avoid this, we recommend you take your car into your local mechanic for a regular checkup a few days before taking off, along with prepping a few other things. Here are a few things you should take care of:

  • An oil change, basic tire check, and rotation if needed.
  • Making sure you have wiper fluid all filled up to the brim, and that your wipers are still functional.
  • Putting a recent copy of your insurance information and registration straight into your glovebox for easy access.
  • Cleaning the car inside and out, and making a plan for garbage disposal so things don’t get too messy.

Download the Best Entertainment

When you’re on your trip and have played all the road trip games you can think of, what could be better than turning to your favorite music, show, movie or podcast? Unfortunately for media lovers out there, WiFi isn’t exactly readily available out on the open road and data runs out quickly.  With media-recording software in the Replay Capture Suite, you can download, record, and save all types of online media to enjoy anywhere, anytime.

Record Music: In order to achieve road trip success you must have one essential thing: a playlist. With Replay Music you can easily record any music or entire playlists from Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, Apple Music, and any other online music site or service that you listen to music on – if you can stream it online, you can capture it forever! With this tool, you’ll never run out of music again. Here’s a playlist that’s full of songs to get your car singing:

Download Podcasts: Replay Radio allows you to download any podcast to listen to any time. Whether you are 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. And there are a variety of different topics to choose from. Check out some options here

Save Movies and Shows: Replay Video Capture allows you to take any online or streaming video and save it to your own collection! After recording, you can save as just about any file format and access anytime, anywhere. You could record the World Cup match for your favorite team, an oldie but goodie movie, or even the entire season of a binge-worthy show. (Hint: follow the link for suggestions)

Grab YouTube Videos: Want to watch your favorite YouTuber’s videos, a YouTube original series, and exclusive music videos on-the-go, but don’t to use up all your data? No worries. Replay Media Catcher downloads streaming video and audio files from millions of sites, including YouTube. It allows you to save the downloads to your computer and access them at any time, WITHOUT having to use your data.

Have your destination picked out yet? If not, grab a map, some tape, and a dart, close your eyes and throw. Now you’re almost ready. Next step, follow this preparation list and you’ll be on your way. Don’t forget to download your entertainment with all the great tools in the Replay Capture Suite, or you could wind up playing iSpy for the next 10 hours.

 

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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

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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!