Listener Supported Public Media from Fordham University

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FUV Podcasts

We're proud to present four shows for your downloading and listening pleasure.

WFUV's Take Five

Live music and conversation with FUV's favorite artists. Named one of the "Top 10 Podcasts of 2006" by Time magazine.
Link: NPR or iTunes
Length: 5 minutes, hence the title
Frequency: Weekdays, 12 noon

The daily podcast (M-F) for music lovers that keeps you up-to-date on favorite artists and new talent from the worlds of rock, singer-songwriters, blues, roots, world and beyond. Rita Houston hosts this on-the-go version of WFUV's exclusive in-studio sessions, recorded live in New York City.

Who will you hear on Take Five? Sessions with artists like Jeff Tweedy, John Prine, Lewis Taylor, Beth Orton, Aimee Mann, Joss Stone, Redwalls, Rosanne Cash, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Mary Gauthier, Finn Brothers, Wallflowers, Amos Lee, Dar Williams, Bonnie Raitt, David Gray, Patti Smith, Son Volt, Buddy Guy and many others. Like what you hear? Find the complete interviews and performances on the Sessions page.

WFUV's Cityscape

An inside look at the people, places and spirit of New York City and its surroundings, with host George Bodarky.
Link: NPR or iTunes
Length: 30 minutes
Frequency: Saturdays at 7:30am

WFUV's award-winning, weekly public affairs program with host George Bodarky covers New York City issues from the humorous to the sobering, whether it's an examination of local hipsters, homelessness or historic architecture. "Cityscape gives me 30 minutes to focus on a particular issue, to really delve into it," says Bodarky. "I love to walk," he says. "I will just walk around Manhattan and discover new neighborhoods, new communities, and to me that's the best thing... Much of what I bring to the show is a new experience to me that I hope resonates with the listeners as well." Past shows are in the Cityscape pages.

Fordham Conversations

Highlighting academic research and its relationship to the non-academic world, with host Robin Shannon.
Copy/Paste: or iTunes
Length: 30 minutes
Frequency: Saturdays at 7am

What do The Simpsons, programs to aid Bronx schoolkids, and a noir mystery set in New York City have in common? They've all been subjects of Fordham Conversations. Host Robin Shannon spotlights the things that Fordham professors, alumni and students are doing in the city and around the world. Past shows are on the Fordham Conversations pages.

Podcast FAQ

What is podcasting?
Podcasting makes an audio file, typically an MP3 file, available for downloading via an automatic "feed." You can then listen to the podcast from your computer, or from a portable media player (iPod, etc.)

Is it free?
We do not charge for our podcasts. The process does use up our resources, however, and we like to think that listeners of good conscience will consider contributing to WFUV.

Why can't I download music shows with complete songs?
Copyright laws do not allow us to offer downloads of programs which feature complete pieces of music. You can stream them from the WFUV Archives in our Media Player, but cannot legally download them.

WFUV is proud to be podcasting with NPR Online.
You can find our shows in the NPR Podcast Directory, and they offer some technical information on their web site, in the Help Center.

Where oh where can I find out more?
Wikipedia: 'Podcasting'
Podcast Alley Directory
Podcast.Net Directory

What do I need to hear podcasts?
The first thing you need is podcast subscription software. It's a matter of personal choice, and choose wisely - beyond this instruction page, we don't offer tech support.

Our favorite thing is iTunes from Apple (version 4.9 or higher).

How do I listen (one time) to a podcast show?
Find the show you want (hopefully ours), through the iTunes directory or using our links above, and set it to download. You can listen on your computer or transfer them from your computer to your portable media player.

How do I subscribe to a podcast?
If you hear a show you really like (again, hopefully ours), click on a 'subscribe' link in your player/directory; when you're subscribed, that means the software checks the Internet regularly and starts a download whenever it finds a new show. Or just copy the link and paste it into the 'Subscribe to Podcast' spot.