We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit online publisher of recordings of spoken-word events such as conferences, lectures and meetings. The curated portion of the network is made up of channels, which are listed on the left. Our grassroots production team is called PodCorps.org. For more details, read about our mission.
Just click on Find Programs in the menu bar above. There you'll find a variety of ways to discover programs. For example, select By Topic and you'll see a list of keywords. Or select Search Text or Audio to access our free-form search.
Absolutely not! Our programs are free for all to hear.
Guest membership is free. If we know who you are, we can give you personalized benefits such as access to your Personal Playlist, where you can keep organize the new programs you want to hear. You'll also be able to manage your Personal Profile to control many aspects of your interaction with The Conversations Network.
This first reason is to help us keep listener-supported audio on the 'Net free. Like public radio here in the U.S., a substantial portion of our operating budget comes from membership dues and donations. For a complete list of membership categories and benefits, visit our Membership Info page.
The simplest way to listen is just to click on the Play button shown next to all of our programs.
If you're on our home page, click the "details..." link for the program you want to download. On each program page you'll see a "Download" button. Right-click (Windows) or control-click (Mac) on that button, then select "Save Link As..." or the equivalent in your browser's pop-up window. Select the filename and directory where you want to save the audio file.
Click on the RSS/Subscribe button in the menu above. You'll see the options for the the channel or series. The RSS/Subscribe button is context-sensitive, so you can navigate to other channels or series to subscribe to their programs.
Podcasting is how we send out our programs so that you can subscribe to them. You can receive them automatically (and for free) using podcatcher software or a free online service. (more Podcast help)
Here's our Registration Page. Registered listeners can use our special personalized features such as Personal Playlists. When you register you will also have the option of subscribing to our free email newsletters, which will bring you the latest news and developments from The Conversations Network or your favorite channels. Remember, registration is free!
The Conversations Network is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation and a section 501(c)(3) public charity under the Internal Revenue Code, contributions to which are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
If you would like to be an underwriter for a period of time (one month minimum) or underwrite a particular event or other series, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will send you our latest Media Kit.
Here's a separate FAQ for Event Producers.
We do occasionally accept unsolicited recordings. You'll find the requirements and recommendations in our Audio Submission Guidelines.
It's all here.
Our DMCA policies are available here.