Category Archives: Audio

October 18, 2020

BBC Sound Effects

It’s been around since at least 2018, but I only discovered the BBC Sound Effects archive today. It hold clips of pretty much any situation you can think of, including city-specific soundscapes, like those from London.

I’d wager most the sounds Londoners most associate with the city are those of the Underground, but for me, it has to be the Invitation to the Jellicle Ball from Cats. Something about that just screams London.

April 29, 2015

Dave Winer's

New shows from my friends’ favorite feeds. That’s what I need when I’m rushing to get out of the house and don’t have time to load up my phone with good shows. I’m getting a lot more value for my podcast-listening time. And so can you!

A good curated list.

December 15, 2014

Shazam unveils new music app experience

Shazam has announced a new experience that provides a more immersive music discovery and uninterrupted listening experience for users. The update revamps Shazam’s mobile apps and launches a new, which includes: a new app experience, music player, Spotify integration, Hall of Fame and Shazam Counts.

You can now download your entire tag history over at, which is great news for data nerds.

May 21, 2014
March 18, 2014
April 21, 2013

Good Job, Brain!

Good Job, Brain! is a free weekly clean* audio podcast that’s part quiz show & part offbeat news. It’s the ultimate nutrition for your brain. So eat up!

This one has earned a permanent place in my podcast library alongside the Giant Bombcast, the 8-4 Play podcast and BBC Global News.