Each week we make available--absolutely free via podcast--both hours of Bob Edwards Weekend. Thanks to those of you who have subscribed and for those of you who have no idea what a podcast is or how to listen to one, click here for a really great explanation. Keep in mind that you don't have to have iTunes on your computer to subscribe to a podcast, but iTunes is absolutely free to download and it makes the whole thing very simple.
We've gotten a lot of requests to make past episodes of Bob Edwards Weekend available as a podcast. So each week, we will post a show from our archive. Today, it's our first Bob Edwards Weekend from January 2006 featuring a discussion on the then-impending confirmation of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court, an essay from Tom Bodett and conversations with Maureen Dowd and Bonnie Raitt. Not a bad way to kick things off. (Keep in mind that in iTunes the new podcast will appear at the bottom of the list of previously published episodes.)
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