Sunday, January 16, 2011

Shep-A-Day Podcast

I have worked up some simple bash scripts to generate a sort of This Day In History podcast…for now this one is dedicated to the fathead of all fatheads Jean Shepherd. What was he saying on this date in history? Now you can find out easily by subscribing to this podcast. In the future I am going to work up a This Day In History podcast that includes all manner of radio shows, everything from classic science fiction to the Burns and Allen shows to whatever else I can scrape up from the Archive.org feeds. All the actual content is hosted up on Archive.org. Thanks to the folks at the Brass Figlagee podcast for getting all these shows up on archive.org.. Excelsior

6 comments:

John said...

I really like the Shep-a-Day thing. It saves me the trouble of having to pick out a title at random.

Thanks for doing this, by the way.

Braz

Tom said...

My pleasure. It is something I had wanted to do for years now, back even before my original shep podcast. The work the fella from the Brass Figlagee podcast did in getting the files up on Archive.org was the key to making it smooth....much thanks goes to him.

Art said...

This is a national treasure for making these great shows by Shep so available. I included your site in a round-up of some of the best online resources to hear Jean Shepherd, geared to both longtime fans, today's story-telling performers and potential new fans.
http://artlevine.posterous.com/how-to-hear-online-americas-greatest-live-sto
Thanks, Art

snotty webbie said...

What a fine fine thing to do...I lie in bed and 50 years disappear. And this list is a one click on my my newfangeled iPhone. Thanks man from an old codger who spent countless hours under the covers with a transistor radio being programmed by ol Shep to become the garrulous fool I am proud to call myself today.

Much thanks

dlm

Paul Janowski said...

Is there an rss I can use for the shep a day? Not the itune link but an rss link.

Tom Higgins said...

Even though it is listed up on iTunes you can get the real deal straight dope no extra mustard rss feed from http://tomwsmf.com/podcasts/shepaday.rss Accept no substitutions :)- Sorry for the dealy in getting back to you on this, Blogger stopped notifying me of comments a few years back...something I should fix. Hope this helps