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Why no podcast?

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  • Message 1. 

    Posted by Andy C (U1574749) on Thursday, 30th December 2010

    I'm not sure if this topic has been raised before but can someone explain how a programme qualifies for a podcast?
    I ask because most other popular programmes do, but strangely not Word Of Mouth. This situation is made even more poignant by the fact that Word Of Mouth even has its own messageboard - how many others can boast the same? Surely this reflects its popularity, so if the BBC bods are reading, please can you podcast Word Of Mouth for us?

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    Posted by Guy (U14428974) on Tuesday, 25th January 2011

    Totally agree with you Andy C.
    Is there any reason why there is not a Word of Mouth podcast? At least can't the "Listen Again" be archived, as happens with a number of other serious/quality programmes, and not just available for a mere 7 days (okay,13 when the repeat the following Monday is made available on listen again)?
    Extremely frustrating, one of the better, more intelligent programmes on Radio4 (and elsewhere) with items I'd often like to be able to refer back to.
    I don't think this has been raised here before (nothing came up when I did a search). Had thought about doing so myself but though I presume some BBC bods do read these messageboards as far as I know no one from the BBC ever responds to any postings, unlike with blogs where there is some response but I've never seen a relevant blog for Word of Mouth. I did mail Feedback about it but nothing happened.
    Someone out there from the Beeb maybe please take notice of our pleas?

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    Posted by Andy C (U1574749) on Friday, 28th January 2011

    Well said, Guy, and thanks for your support. I am also surprised that no one else has commented. Maybe us 'wordy' lot are less technically aware than listeners to other programmes. Perhaps they don't have MP3 players, etc. I don't know.
    There are plenty of other programmes that have their own podcast. One of my other favourites is 'Thinking Aloud' and that has a podcast of its own. Likewise a lot of other similar programmes do. It's time 'Word Of Mouth' was added to the list. COME ON BBC, it can't be difficult!

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    Posted by Attila the Pun (U2369758) on Friday, 28th January 2011

    I don't know if this (from the BBC Help FAQs) helps:

    Why aren't all programmes available as a podcast?

    The number of audio podcasts available from the BBC is increasing, and will continue to grow. The selection of podcasts currently on offer has been chosen to represent a wide range of BBC radio output and we hope that you will find something which interests you.

    Rights constraints mean that some programmes can't currently be made available as podcasts. This is often the case for programmes that contain music, comedy, drama and readings.  


    Perhaps it's because the programme sometimes contains readings which are subject to copyright.

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    Posted by Guy (U14428974) on Wednesday, 30th March 2011

    I don't know if this (from the BBC Help FAQs) helps:

    Why aren't all programmes available as a podcast?

    The number of audio podcasts available from the BBC is increasing, and will continue to grow. The selection of podcasts currently on offer has been chosen to represent a wide range of BBC radio output and we hope that you will find something which interests you.

    Rights constraints mean that some programmes can't currently be made available as podcasts. This is often the case for programmes that contain music, comedy, drama and readings.  


    Perhaps it's because the programme sometimes contains readings which are subject to copyright. 
    I agree that this is a possibility but it would be nice if someone would say that's why or at least give us a reason.

    However I don't suppse we'll ever get an answer now, At least not here smiley - sadface

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  • Message 6

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    Posted by Rumbaba (U13744896) on Thursday, 31st March 2011

    Word Of Mouth even has its own messageboard  

    How much longer? smiley - erm

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