Below you will find podcasts offered by ideastream and the NPR Podcast Directory for national programs. For more information about podcasting, continue reading below.
The Sound of Ideas®
The Sound of Ideas is WCPN's weekday morning call-in program.
The Sound of Applause
The Sound of Applause is ideastream's weekday exploration into the world of local and national culture.
We go beyond much of the conventional health coverage offered by broadcast media to explore some of the deeper issues affecting health care.
The City Club Forum
The City Club of Cleveland firmly believes in the free expression of all ideas and the benefits of an open exchange. It is non-partisan and does not take positions on issues. All speakers must answer unfiltered, unrehearsed questions directly from the audience. Feed offered by the City Club of Cleveland. Case Western Reserve University, one of the nation's leading research universities, is a proud sponsor of the City Club of Cleveland.
Travel with Rick Steves
A weekly one-hour conversation with guest experts and callers about travel, cultures, people, and the things we find around the world that give life its extra sparkle. Rick Steves is America's leading authority on travel to Europe and beyond. Feed offered by Travel with Rick Steves.
Applause is an Emmy award-winning locally produced TV show that celebrates artists and cultural groups around Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.
The City Club Forum
The City Club of Cleveland firmly believes in the free expression of all ideas and the benefits of an open exchange. It is non-partisan and does not take positions on issues. All speakers must answer unfiltered, unrehearsed questions directly from the audience.
Each week IDEAS will connect viewers with insight and commentary from seasoned journalists.
The State of Ohio
The State of Ohio is a weekly news program spotlighting the latest happenings at the Statehouse and throughout the Buckeye State.
WVIZ/PBS and 90.3 WCPN local programs are now available in the iTunes U section of iTunes!
Browse the offerings here.
You will need iTunes installed on your computer to access the iTunes store (download iTunes from Apple here).
Check out NPR's directory of MP3s for your computer or portable media player. Individual features from popular NPR programs, topical collections (books, music...), content produced by NPR stations nationwide... Public radio has always moved you; now, it can move with you!
What is podcasting?
Podcasting makes an audio file, typically an MP3 file, available online for downloading via an automatic "feed." You can then hear the podcast whenever you want from your computer or a portable media player.
What do I need to hear podcasts?
The first thing you need is podcast subscription software. Your options include the latest version of Apple's iTunes (which has the software built in), or other services such as Odeo, Doppler or Juice, to manage your podcast subscriptions. At this point, you will already be able to listen to podcast audio from your computer (provided your computer has a sound card and can play MP3 audio files). If you want to also make your podcasts portable, you will need to transfer them from your computer to a portable media device.
How do I subscribe to a podcast?
To subscribe to any podcast(s) listed above, right-click on the "Pod" graphic or link (or Control-click in MacOS) and select "Copy Link Location" or "Copy Shortcut." You may then paste the link into your podcasting software. You can also directly click on the Yahoo and iTunes graphics to subscribe using those respective services.
How do I unsubscribe to a podcast?
If you wish to unsubscribe to a podcast, please be sure to delete the entire feed entry (not just the individual audio editions) in your subscription management software. If you no longer regularly listen to a particular podcast, clearing that feed helps us contain costs associated with our podcasting service.
I subscribed to a podcast. Why don't I hear anything?
First, be sure that you have audio player software; then, verify that the correct audio file was downloaded to your computer. You may need to modify the update settings in your podcasting software to ensure that this process occurs automatically. Next, check the update times in the description and make sure that a new edition should have been posted. If an audio file is not present and the feed time has passed, please contact us.
I don't want to subscribe to the podcast - how do I hear the audio?
No problem! Just click on the appropriate program link above. From there you will be able to access streaming audio of recent episodes and features. If you want to hear older podcasts or programs (episodes not listed on the podcast feeds), use the archive links listed in the program descriptions above to access previous content.
The fine print
90.3 WCPN provides podcasts consisting of selected audio content from 90.3 WCPN and other content providers, available at www.wcpn.org/podcast that is provided over the Internet using an XML feed and an associated audio file so that the audio file may be downloaded and played from a user's computer or transferred to a portable listening device. 90.3 WCPN Podcasts are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All rights in and to the 90.3 WCPN Podcasts are reserved to 90.3 WCPN or the content provider. 90.3 WCPN Podcasts are available for personal, noncommercial use only. You may download, copy and/or transfer to a portable listening device the 90.3 WCPN Podcasts for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided that you do not modify the content. You also may link to 90.3 WCPN Podcasts from your web site, weblog or similar application, as long as the linking does not (a) suggest that 90.3 WCPN promotes or endorses any third party's causes, ideas, Web sites, products or services, or (b) use 90.3 WCPN content for inappropriate commercial purposes. 90.3 WCPN reserves the right to discontinue providing 90.3 WCPN Podcasts and to require that you cease accessing or using the 90.3 WCPN Podcasts, or any content contained in the 90.3 WCPN Podcasts, at any time for any reason.