Aural History Productions
Talking History ~ The Radio Archive
All of the original programs produced by Talking History are archived on this site. Programs produced elsewhere for which we obtained permission to archive can also be accessed here. You can link to the archived segments by utilizing the scrolling menu to the left and by clicking on the MP3 link adjacent to each program once you arrive at the desired archive (some programs are still in RealMedia and can be played back utilizng the free VLC audio player (available here: https://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html); we are in the process of retiring and replacing all of our RealMedia files with MP3 versions).
Our broadcasts were approximately one hour long and typically included segments from the OAH production center at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, Dialogue, the University at Albany, Backstory, and affiliated or independent producers (follow link to "Producers," on the left, for more information on some of our contributing producers). Segments produced for NPR satellite distribution by the OAH are now archived at http://talkinghistory.oah.org and segments from OAH-Talking History utilized by the SUNY-Albany production center for WRPI-FM and WWW broadcasts are available here (in higher fidelity).
Please note that you'll need MP3 compatible software to hear the archived radio shows. Our older audio files were optimized for various connection speeds and distributed as RealMedia files (which can be played back utilizing the VLC audio player), Faster connections permitted listeners to stream higher fidelity audio and we began utilizing MP3 as our preferred audio delivery format starting in 2003.