Talk:Podcast 1A

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I'm probably being very stupid here but where do you go to actually subscribe/download the podcast?? -acm

As i mentioned before, i haven't listened yet, but if these are different versions of existing songs, then I would think we should create a different song page for them. For example, a new song page for the Particle Man Beatles version, or whatever we want to call it. What does everyone think? --Duke33 11:11, 9 Dec 2005 (EST)

I was going to, but I got tired after making the page for the podcast itself. I was hoping whoever made the episode page would do that too, but I might go ahead and do that if nobody else does. --Nathew 14:27, 9 Dec 2005 (EST)

Anybody think any of these could be candidates for the next album? Or, when will they start showing them off on these? -Ecks

I highly doubt it. I think they're just silly things that may or may not have been recorded just to be included in the podcast. Perhaps the flansy cover, but I don't see it being on a new album. --Nathew 14:27, 9 Dec 2005 (EST)

Songs shmongs, that funky instrumental during the talking parts is worth putting on an album. Yep.

Yeah, that's the same music behind the Derranged Millionare's segments. I'd like to be able to get it somewhere.

Anyone know who read the copyright notice?

Sounds like Flans sped up

See my comment about the redirect on Podcast_2A. --ArAn 00:03, 5 Feb 2006 (CST)


Are earlier podcasts not available anywhere else once they're deleted from itunes?

Once they're gone, they're gone...TMBG has removed them from tmbg.com (where the files are hosted). --Duke33 15:54, 11 Apr 2006 (CDT)
I guess it's the black market for Podcasts here on out... -Ecks
Will they ever be uploaded to these servers? --Droffats 09:24, 14 Apr 2006 (CDT)
If you have a deathwish on this site; our servers probabaly wouldn't be able to handle all of the bandwidth consumption. Anyway, I just emailed Dot to find out the legality of sharing podcasts that have been taken down by TMBG. If it's legal, we might just find a way to share them. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 10:03, 14 Apr 2006 (CDT)
Since TMBG is selling songs from the Podcast on CDs later this year, it'd be best not to publicly distribute any podcasts that aren't currently available on http://tmbg.com/_media/_pod. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 17:16, 29 Apr 2006 (CDT)
As soon as They have made enough money from the new T-Shirt sales They will expand their server bandwith abilities, so I guess, and re-post the old podcasts. - Whirrrlwind (Woosh!) 10:35, 14 Apr 2006 (CDT)
Unless they're only raising money to help pay for their current bandwidth bills. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 10:39, 14 Apr 2006 (CDT)
It doesn't have to be that complicated. You can share music online so long as you "personally" know the person. In that, so long as it is done privately and without the capacity for unknown anonymous parties, any music transaction is unpunishable. On top of that, if you know anyone who has the podcasts, just ask them to email it. When you subscribe to a podcast, iTunes saves the whole m4a in your computer. On PC C:\Documents and settings\my computer\my documents\My Music\iTunes\iTunes Music\Podcasts\They Might Be Giants Podcast\filename.mp3 --71.139.49.4 20:05, 21 Apr 2006 (CDT)
My ipod just crashed and burned, so if any of you guys "personally" know me and have eps 1 through 5, there's the email address (which, being a personal friend, I'm sure you already know) on my user page... and my thanks. ^_^ -Kazen 0:56, 27 Apr 2006 (JST)
Yeah, same deal here... I could really use 'casts 1-6A again. If someone feels like being super nice, the email address is in the usual location, and if they're too big to email, we could set up an AIM file transfer or similar. If you do, I'll probably... owe you a favor?

UPDATE: They are available on Yahoo podcasts!

Personman 00:22, 7 Jun 2006 (MDT)

Downloading these things[edit | edit source]

Hello. I just downloading the iTunes software needed for this podcast thing onto my computer. On my sister's computer, I could click the "download" links on this page, or even the "here" links on the individual podcast pages of this wiki, and a window asking either "open" or "save" to the computer would come up (it was nice and easy). But on my computer, I only get these Quicktime screens. I don't know if anyone knows what I'm trying to describe here, but if you know how to help me, please do, (I'm new to computer technology, and don't really understand all the workings. Sorry) kai lyn 13:23, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

If it's opening in your browser, you can either a) right click on the link, and select "save as", to save it to your hard drive, or b) select "save as" from the file menu, once the song has loaded in your browser. And, fyi, you don't need iTunes to play it...They are mp3 files, which will play on most audio players.--Duke33 13:40, 26 March 2007 (UTC)
Oh! Thank you very much! I think I get it now... kai lyn 13:45, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

a?[edit | edit source]

i have this as "TMBG Podcast 1" (sans "A")... both in the filename and the track name in the ID3 tag, and i'm fairly sure i've never altered it whatsoever since i downloaded it (it says last modified 20.01.06)... did they originally release it as "Podcast 1" and subsequently re-release it as "Podcast 1A"? would this warrant a mention?

thoughts? discussion? dialogue? discourse? deliberation? -- 03:01, 21 March 2010 (UTC)

Its filename originally was and currently is ...podcast1.mp3. Its current name on the tag is TMBG Podcast 1. There was a period when both 1A and 2A were taken down and different (lower-quality) files replaced them, before they got the bandwidth to reinstate the old versions, so it's POSSIBLE that the names changed in that between time. But I'd bet 99% the filename and tag-name are Podcast 1. The reason we went with 1A is probably just that it's what Cecil called it. (And maybe a mailing list email said so as well.)
But anyway, definitely worth mention that its filename and given tag name are Podcast 1. Also the fact that the "Artist" is John Flansburgh (probably automatically labeled unbeknownst to him).