C-SPAN Podcasts of the Week
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C-SPAN provides our viewers with a comprehensive range of public policy programs. 'Podcasts of the Week' are noteworthy programs drawn from the three C-SPAN networks.
||Comedian Lewis Black||Lewis Black on Politics and Social Issues||4/14/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Bitcoin and the Future of Digital Currency||Virtual Currency||4/11/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||President Announces HHS Nominee||Health Human Services Secretary Nomination||4/11/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Civil Rights Act 50th Anniversary||President Obama at Civil Rights Summit||4/10/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Q&A: Matt Taibbi||Q&A with Matt Taibbi||4/6/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Wall Street and High-Frequency Trading||Open Phones on [Flash Boys]||4/5/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||FY2015 U.N. and Foreign Operations Budget||United Nations and Foreign Operations Funding||4/2/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||President Obama on Affordable Care Act||President Obama Remarks on Affordable Care Act||4/1/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||[Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores] Oral Arguments||[Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores] Oral Arguments||3/28/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||President Obama on U.S.-EU Relations||U.S.-European Union Relations||3/26/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Newsmakers: Karen Ignagni||Newsmakers with Karen Ignagni||3/23/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Hearing on Health Care Access and Costs||International Health Care Models||3/21/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||U.S. Sanctions Against Russia||President Obama Statement on Russian Intervention in Ukraine||3/20/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||U.N. Security Council Meeting on Ukraine||U.N. Security Council Resolution on Ukraine||3/15/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Hearing on U.S.-Taiwan Relations||U.S.-Taiwan Relations||3/14/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sarah Palin Addresses CPAC||Sarah Palin at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference||3/8/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) Addresses CPAC||Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) Remarks at CPAC||3/7/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Re-assessing U.S.-Israel Relations||Influence of Pro-Israel Groups||3/7/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Senate Blocks Debo Adegbile Nomination||Senator Harkin on Blocking the Nomination of Debo Adegbile||3/5/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Lois Lerner Contempt Hearing - Thursday 9am ET||IRS Targeting Investigation||3/5/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Q&A: Virginia Postrel||Q&A with Virginia Postrel||3/2/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Hearing on Alzheimer's Disease||Alzheimer's Disease Research||2/26/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Hearing on Use of Solitary Confinement||Solitary Confinement in U.S. Prisons||2/25/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Washington Journal: Gun Ownership in the U.S.||Gun Ownership in the U.S.||2/22/14||Free||View In iTunes|
The C-SPAN podcast is a great idea. Only problem is that it doesn't work. Don't waste your time being frustrated by it. I have been trying to download Al Gore's NSA speech for close to a week. Doesn't work. Bubba the jokester can figure out how to do a podcast, but C-SPAN can't.
Politics In the Raw
Okay, so it's not updated frequently enough, and many times the thing won't download. The reason why that uypsets people is because the content is as good as it is, and we just wish we could have access too it more often. C-SPAN does not edit it's content, and these podcasts are often very important events that few of us could have had the direct experience of being there for. Thus, you get a real insider feel from these podcasts. This the stuff the news programs talk about, not the commentary, but the actual event itself that other shows merely comment on. Here you can make up your own mind what you think about it woithout any interference from a commentator.
Why so little C-SPAN content on iTunes?
Is it to drive people to the C-SPAN website? So much more could be made available here... especially Washington Journal, which is so painstakingly archived at the website, but mostly mp3-unfriendly. Really, how much harder could it be to upload it here as well?