Nov. 23, 2005
Humanist Network News is now available as an audio magazine (a.k.a. podcast).
For several months the staff at the Institute for Humanist Studies has been working to bring HNN to a new audience.
Today we hope to achieve that goal by debuting the first audio HNN. From now on, once a month, HNN will be produced in the style of a radio news magazine instead of as an e-zine.
(The e-zine will continue to be published every week, but once a month the e-zine will announce the audio HNN as this edition does.)
There are three ways you can listen to the show: one directly from the Internet without a subscription, and two that allow you to subscribe for automatic updates to software like iTunes or a portable media player.
We hope all our readers will enjoy this new format, which delivers humanist commentary, announcements, and some great music right to your computer or portable media player wherever you go!
1. Advanced > Subscribe to podcast
2. In the URL box, enter http://ihs.libsyn.com/rss
3. Once iTunes finds the show, just double-click it to listen! You can also click the Info icon (the little "i" in a circle) on the right to see program details (see below).
4. iTunes will find each new HNN podcast instantly as it's published.
You can listen to our show on iTunes and even download the show to your iPod or other portable mp3 player and bring HNN anywhere!
To download and install iTunes for free, visit: http://www.apple.com/itunes/download
P.S. Old dogs can learn new tricks. But there is a learning curve!
HNN Editor Duncan Crary may have some writing experience under his belt. But he's a greenhorn in "broadcasting". Listen carefully to the entire episode and see if you can tell where he makes a mistake. In spite of his pleas, the show's producer, Marty Mulligan, wouldn't let Duncan do a retake. That's live recording for you! The show must go on.