Pod people: John Henry Newman ink (MZ)

The second GetReligion podcast is up and running and it happened quicker than I expected.

This time around, the voice you’ll here is that of the Divine Mrs. M.Z. Hemingway discussing the media coverage — secular and religious — of the Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman. Once again, the purpose of the podcast is to let her go a big deeper into the discussion of a topic that, when addressed in a recent post, fired up quite a bit of discussion. The conversation then spins off in several interesting directions.

It appears that some of the technical issues we were having are getting worked out, but we are not completely out of the digital woods.

At this stage — until the iTunes page is up and running — the key is to load the whole podcast and then, using the direct download link, right click and save the file to your computer desktop. You can then drag it into your iTunes files, or whatever system you use for storing audio files. It’s tricky, but it works.

Anyway, we are still working out all the details. We thank you for your patience. Please offer feedback on these initial efforts and help us improve them.

Whenever there is a new podcast, we will file one of these short “Pod people” posts. Thus, you’ll be able to glance through them in the new “Podcasts” category in the archives and find them in searches, using that slug line. We are considering other filing options as well.

So, how many of you are podcasts in the car people? Commuter trains? Material for iPod use during boring sermons?


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About tmatt

Terry Mattingly directs the Washington Journalism Center at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. He writes a weekly column for the Universal Syndicate.

  • MichaelV

    I’ll have to check it out! Me, I’m a podcast-at-work sorta guy. Midnight shift, all alone in a chemistry lab… zzzzz. They are a life saver.

  • Elias

    I’m very happy with the podcast. I’m a podcast on the train/bus or in my office person.

  • Pamela Zohar

    The only pods we have are pea pods- and those little coffee things for the brewer.

    I’d far rather read a story than listen to anything – it takes too long – I read fast, I listen more slowly and don’t retain what I hear very well unless I – guess what – write it down. If I have to write it down, I’d just as soon read it in written form in the first place. Especially since a writer – usually – is far more organized and on topic than anyone ‘conversing’, with or without notes.

    As for work – our IT department protects us quite firmly from dangerous things like internet videos and podcasts.

  • GhaleonQ

    Home computer, always. That I added this to my robust podcast diet speaks to the quality.

  • Sarah Pulliam Bailey

    I download podcasts for running/walking, but I use an NPR app on my phone for convenience.

  • http://www.ecben.net Will

    I can not figure out how to access the podcast. Is it “Itunes or the highway?”

  • http://www.tmatt.net tmatt


    You can always just click and listen to it online, without downloading it at all.

    And you know that iTunes is available for Windows and for Mac, both? And Windows MediaPlayer is almost certainly on your Windows machine, if that is what you have.