You've probably heard of Jon Udell before, possibly as the guy who built the first Library Lookup bookmarklet, or perhaps as the guy who's credited with coining the term "screencasting". Today though, I heart Jon because he built an unofficial RSS feed to receive episodes of This American Life as a podcast.
When I moved to Canada, NPR was one of the things I really missed. Yeah, I could catch it via streaming audio on the web, and I even purchased a program that would record programs broadcast via the web so I could listen at my leisure (this was pre-podcasting days), but it was a bit of a hassle and still required me to do a bit of tweaking. This is the way it's supposed to be - thank you, Jon!
If you've never listened to This American Life before, you really should - just wonderful programming. If you've been looking for a perfect feed to use to try out that podcasting phenomenon, I would recommend this show before all others! (what's cool is that you can also listen from their website, and/or your local NPR station if you're down south -or, as it turns out, on Sirius or XM).
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