Thursday, August 16, 2007

BBC has slightly enhanced their podcast offerings

A recent visit to the BBC's podcasting page yields a couple new entries of interest to fans of international broadcasting. Crossing Continents -- a regular Radio 4 documentary series that explores single issues in-depth around the world -- is now offered as a podcast. In many ways, Crossing Continents is similar to the World Service program Assignment.

Meanwhile, the BBC has started podcasting a daily updating sampling of various items taken from domestic and global news programs -- including the World Service, Five Live, and Radio 4. This podcast, entitled Newspod, looks to run 30-40 minutes each day. I find it a bit better than Newshour because there is less emphasis on instant analysis -- instead, there's a mix of current news as well as more in-depth analysis.

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