Possible Futures of Power (part 1)

‘Tis the season for blog posts on the future of institutions, which is basically the future of power. Read more…

posted: 14 Dec 2015

Parliamentary Podcasts of all committees

One of the nice things about the new HTML5 committee hearing player for Parliament, is the audio only feed is now an MP3, which is rather convenient. The last annoying step is remembering to download the relevant files to listen to, which podcast players are rather good at doing automatically.

So here is a list of all (currently meeting) committees of Parliament, with each link being to a podcast of their sessions. You can put that into your podcast players and listen along easily enough.

As for why you’d do this, let me introduce you to the player Overcast, and it’s very nice feature: smart speed, which makes committee hearings go a lot faster…

As an aside, the PMQs podcast is now run by Parliament rather than DowningStreetSays.com – thanks to the Parliamentary Digital Service for taking it over.

(The code code that generates the podcasts is on github if anyone wants to add witnesses, inquiry feeds, or take the whole thing over and make it look pretty as a service to the public (PDS?). I might come back to it over xmas – if it does get taken over, that would probably be a good thing).

posted: 06 Dec 2015