I have been impressed with Sachs Reith Lectures, but the Radio 4 Download policy was absurdly restrictive. Lectures were available as mp3 for only 7 days. I've been too busy to sync my iPod regularly, so I only caught two by Podcast. I caught two more through an RSS feed, but somehow I missed number five. I was ready to fire up Audio Hijack Pro and capture the stream to aac, but similar complaints on a forum pointed instead to: an izimi - search. I got number five that way.
Izimi is a UK peer-to-peer file sharing site, with the one distinction that anyone can search the site by a web browser. Whatever their business model, I must thank them for making this material available. The BBC's attitude towards making this material available is laughably contrary to Sachs call for a new enlightenment. It's as though Radio Four is working for the forces of evil ...
CHEERS!!! To your comments. It is total BS. I think the BBC has gone Hooty Tooty on us. Maybe they plan to sell some compendium when they are worthless in the future...Yeah they can make quid while a few more 100 million die in poverty because Mr. Sachs was not as widely heard. Way to go BBC (:<+
It might be a tad too late, since you posted this a long time ago, but I have converted a few of the Reith lectures (including Sach's) into AAC format for my ipod. The address is http://www.caam.rice.edu/~fcueto/Reith/reith.html
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