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These podcasts are aimed at native English speakers, so they are probably only interesting to advanced ESL students.

     
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A Prairie Home Companion - News from Lake Wobegon Podcast
By the famous radio show host and comedian Garrison Keillor.

ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Many Podcasts
Hours of English podcasts each week.

ABC News - Lists of Our Podcasts
Nightline, Cybershake, Daily Dish, Good Morning America Highlights, This Week, .

ABC News: Podcast : The AfterNote
RSS = http://abcnews.go.com/xmldata/xmlAudio?id=741304

AmericanPublicMedia.PublicRadio.org
News from Lake Wobegon, American RadioWorks, Marketplace Morning Report, etc.

BBC Podcast - Documentaries (UK)
RSS = http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/rmhttp/downloadtrial/1xtra/txunltd/rss.xml

BBC Podcast - Fighting Talk (UK)
RSS = http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/rmhttp/downloadtrial/fivelive/fightingtalk/rss.xml

BBC Podcast - From Our Own Correspondent (UK)
RSS = http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/rmhttp/downloadtrial/radio4/fromourowncorrespondent/rss.xml

BBC Podcast - Today Programme (UK)
RSS = http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/rmhttp/downloadtrial/radio4/today/rss.xml

BBC Radio - List of All Podcast Feeds
15 Podcasts: The Weekender, Rumour Mill, Sportsweek, Today Programme, ...

Bloomberg Boot Camp Podcast (90 Seconds - No Ads) (Fred Fishkin)
MP3 files with transcripts. Aimed at native English speakers.
RSS = http://www.bootcamp.com/servlet/syndication?type=RSS_2.0_Month

CBS News RSS Podcast Feeds
7 Podcasts: What's in the News, Entertainment Report, Weekend Roundup, ...

CNN's Podcasts (Cable News Network)
3 Podcasts: News Update, Business Update and Special Programming

Comedy Central's Video Podcasts
Advanced students of English may enjoy these.

Earth Watch Radio (Gaylord Nelson)
Downloadable MP3 and Scripts on Web or RSS = http://ewradio.org/podcast/current/

GyaaNova.blogspot.com - SAT Podcasts
students teaching students

History's Greatest Love Affairs (Ed M. Kliman)
A monthly podcast
RSS = http://feeds.feedburner.com/HistorysGreatestLoveAffairs

HistoryPodcast.BlogSpot.Com (Jason Watts)
Taking history off the page and putting it on the air.

Hometown Tales [FRAME] (Fitzpatrick & Minogue)
Folklore and legends aimed at native English speakers (Advanced ESL students)
RSS = http://www.hometowntales.com/htpodcast.xml

ICRT FM 100 News Room - EZ News (Not so easy.)
From Taiwan
RSS = http://www.icrt.com.tw/en/ext/rss/eznews.xml

iFirstAid Podcast (First Aid Advice Online) (St.John Ambulance)
Basic Techniques
RSS = http://www.sja.org.uk/firstaid/downloads/rss.xml

KCRW Podcasting (Santa Monica College)
Quite a few programs are available for download as MP3 files.

KPFA Podcasts
26 podcasts, mostly talk shows. Fresno, CA, USA 88.1 FM Radio

KQED Podcasts (Public Radio Shows) (Northern California, USA)
2 Podcasts: Forum (Live Call-in) & Perspectives (Commentaries)

KTVU News 2 Go Podcast (San Francisco, CA, USA)
RSS = http://www.ktvu.com/podcast/topstory.rss

Medical Edge Radio from Mayo Clinic
It takes a few clicks to find them, but there are daily MP3 files here.

NBC News Podcast
Daily Podcast From NBC5 (Chicago)
RSS = http://www.nbc5.com/podcast/topstory.rss

News Hour with Jim Lehrer [FRAME] (pbs.org)
A few stories per day, approx. 9-to-12 minutes each.
RSS = http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rss/podcast.xml

Newsweek On Air Podcast [FRAME]
On Mondays
RSS = http://anon.newsweek.speedera.net/anon.newsweek/podcasts/podcast_onair.xml

Philadelphia Daily News Podcast: News, Commentaries & Music
Updated Fridays. RSS = http://pdn.philly.com/podcasts/feed.xml

PoDictionary.libsyn.com - an audio word a day [FRAME] (Charles Hodgson)
Very fast speaking, aimed at native speakers: coffee, scapegoat, ...
RSS = http://podictionary.libsyn.com/rss

Radio National's Audio Downloads - Podcasting and MP3s (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Street Stories, Science Show, Night Air, Late Night Live, All in the Mind, ...

Radio New Zealand's Podcasts
Aimed at native English speakers. Many podcasts are available.

Robert Beard's www.AlphaDictionary.com's podcast
Words that native speakers may not know.
RSS=http://www.alphadictionary.com/podcasts/rssfeed.xml

San Francisco Chornicle's Podcasts (California, USA)
Back Story, Bay Beats, Feedback, Food for Your Ears, On Location, On the Record, ...

Science Friday - Podcast of this NPR Program
RSS = http://www.sciencefriday.com/audio/scifriaudio.xml

Stories to Go (Podcast or Direct Download) [FRAME]
MP3 Files of short stories
RSS = http://feeds.feedburner.com/StoriesToGo

Storynory - Free MP3 Files of Children's Stories (Hugh Fraser / Natasha Lee-Lewis)
In British English. 3 Little Pigs, The Snow Queen, Hansel and Gretel, ...
RSS = http://feeds.feedburner.com/Storynory

The Roanoke Times Podcasts (Roanoke, VA, USA)
Inside Out; RSS = http://www.roanoke.com/multimedia/feeds/iopodcast.xml

This Is America with Dennis Wholey
Broadcast on PBS and VOA
RSS = http://thisisamerica.blogmatrix.com/index.xml

This Week in Science (KDVS 90.3 FM - California, USA)
RSS = http://www.twis.org/audio/podcast.rss

Today's Podcast [FRAME] (Scott Brenner)
Hopefully listeners learn an interesting word, its etymology and a context. For native speakers and maybe advanced students.
RSS = http://todayspodcast.com/index.xml

UCTV Podcasts (University of California Television)
Lectures, etc. Perhaps it is more useful to visit the webpage than to use RSS.

VeryVocabulary.blogspot.com [FRAME] (Ben Westerman)
Vocabulary study for native speakers studying for SAT, GRE, etc.
RSS = http://feeds.feedburner.com/veryvocabulary

VOA's RSS Feed for Podcasts (Voice of America)
Voice of America offers programs both aimed at native speakers and with limited vocabulary for learners.

VoxPop Radio: A series of classic short stories from the public domain.
Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe
RSS = http://feeds.feedburner.com/crackleback

WBAL News Podcast (NBC, Channel 11) (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
Weekdays 6 AM RSS = http://www.thewbalchannel.com/podcast/topstory.rss

Weekend America (Public Radio) [FRAME]
Sat. 2 hrs. RSS = http://weekendamerica.publicradio.org/rss/podcast/podcast.xml

WFMU's Podcasts (Jersey City, NJ, USA) (91.1 FM)
Non-commercial, freeform radio. About 15 shows as Podcasts.

WILL AM - FM - TV (Where Central Illinois Gets Its NPR) (University of Illinois, USA)
3 Podcasts RSS Feeds: Afternoon Magazine, Focus 580 & Media Matters

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