As much as I tried to avoid The Brady Bunch as a kid, certain things are stuck in my mind like “Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!” and the titular Peter Brady quotation which sounds enough like Podcasts and Applescripts that I haven’t been able to think of anything else since starting this post.
The real news is that I’ve finally updated My Podcasts page. There no easy way to extract the list of podcasts from iTunes directly, so I had to write an Applescript to do it. I will describe future updates to the list in posts like this so I can just copy/paste from TextEdit into WordPress.
I highly recommend all the podcasts from qdnow.com, especially Grammar Girl and Mister Manners; they’re ideal for info-snacking addicts like me because of their brevity and focus. I’m keeping all the back episodes–all of which I’ve gone through–and will highlight some of my favorites in coming posts.
Enjoy the new list and the code if you’re so inclined, but mind the disclaimer! Applescripts have direct access to almost all applications and could do great harm either by accident or malice. Eventually I’ll move the code over to the coming-soon, new-and-improved wiki on The Core Dump.