Monday, 1 December 2008

Advent Podcasts Day 1: Stephen Fry

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How could that headline not have caught your eye? In a special treat to coincide with our Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People shows later this month, each day during Advent we'll be bringing you a short podcast in which someone from a stellar selection of comedians and scientists explains which scientist or philosopher they would like to celebrate each year as a rational substitute for Jesus, as well as what scientific Winterval gift they'd most like to receive.

In the coming days we'll be bringing you Alexei Sayle, Dave Gorman, PZ Myers and many more, but who better to get things started than the actor and broadcaster Stephen Fry? You can have a listen by clicking play on the shiny embedded player below or by downloading the file for yourself, if you like.

To accompany this first installment, our editor Caspar Melville has recorded a short clip introducing our Advent Podcasts, letting you know what to expect in the run up to 24 December. To ensure you don't miss out on the rest of our advent treats, be sure to either:
[Podcast music by Andrea Rocca]


Anonymous said...

Advent Podcasts - great idea.
Can I just say that I find the NH podcasts a tad on the quiet side. Any chance of oomphing up the volume a wee bit as my poor PC is struggling.

Paul Sims said...

Thanks for the feedback. We're working to get the hang of hosting audio - I've made Day 2 - PZ Myers louder than Stephen Fry (see post above this). If you could let me know if that's any better that would be great.

Anonymous said...

Can you make the calendar clickable? ie. click on the day - hear the podcast

Paul Sims said...

You're just putting amazing ideas in my head now. I'd absolutely love to do that and will look into it, but I cant make any promises.

Anonymous said...

Paul, the volume is definitely better now when listening to the podcast through the website directly. Thank you!

Paul Sims said...

Thanks for letting me know - glad the volume's at a good level now. Do let me know about any problems like that, as of course we want the audio to be spot on.