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The popular New York Times column, with readings by notable personalities and updates from the essayists themselves.
Dear Sugar Radio
The universe has good news for the lost, lonely, and heartsick. Dear Sugar — the cult-favorite advice column — is back.
A series celebrating acts of kindness and the profound effect they can have on our lives.
The Finish Line
WBUR's David Boeri and and Boston Globe's Kevin Cullen cover the Tsarnaev trial and offer sharp insight and analysis.
A public radio series about sound, music, and listening.
From WBUR and NPR, On Point is a daily 2-hour talk show hosted by Tom Ashbrook.
Here & Now
NPR's live midday news program.
Only A Game
Only A Game is radio for the serious sports fan and the steadfast sports avoider.
Smart conversation about ideas, issues, and people that matter most to the greater Boston area.
WBUR's Morning Edition
A podcast of local news and features from WBUR's Morning Edition
WBUR offers audio in a variety of formats. If you are new to listening online, here are a few points to help you get started.
1. Get a Player: To play audio on a computer you need a media player installed. Check your computer to see if you have one of the media players below. If not select one of the players below or another of the dozens of players freely available on the Web and follow the instructions it gives you to install it on your computer.
Firewalls and Networking issues: Our shoutcast stream is your best bet if listening from work (it uses port 80, the same port used for web surfing).
2. Our Streams: WBUR streams its signal over the internet in three different formats or "codecs":
You may have noticed that we have several buttons listed below each streaming option (m3u, pls, xspf, and wax). Depending on the software player you use (winamp, itunes, vlc, quicktime, etc), you may need to try one or more files. Once you find one that works, you can simply bookmark it for the future.
3. Podcasting Basics: To podcast you need podcasting software on your computer. You'll set that software up to check for new audio from your favorite sources each time you turn your computer on. If there's something new from, say, On Point, the software will download it to your computer. You can then play it on your computer when you feel like it, of plug your mp3 player into your computer and download the audio to your player.
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