Skip to content
A web application that provides podcasts for two popular NPR programs
Branch: master
Clone or download
Fetching latest commit…
Cannot retrieve the latest commit at this time.
Permalink
Type Name Latest commit message Commit time
Failed to load latest commit information.
app
.gitignore
.ruby-version
Gemfile
Gemfile.lock
README.md
config.ru

README.md

The Missing NPR Podcasts

This project includes a simple Sinatra web application that consumes the NPR API for the Morning Edition and All Things Considered radio news programs and reorganizes it into a podcast format. As stated many times throughout this document, and throughout the NPR API Terms of Use, this software and its output are for personal use only. I am in no way affiliated with NPR or any NPR program.

Please read the NPR API Terms of Use before using this software.

Disclaimer

This is not an official podcast! NPR makes a good portion of its money from licensing programs like Morning Edition and All Things Considered to member stations. Do not let the existence of this code prevent you from both listening to these programs from your local NPR member station and contributing to that station.

If you don't have a "home" NPR member station, feel free to donate to mine:

Acceptable Use

Please read the NPR API Terms of Use before using this software. As stated in those terms, API content is for personal use only. While this software can easily be deployed in a publicly accessible way, it is up to the user to comply with the API's terms and be the sole, noncommercial user of the content. Anyone using this software must do so using his own NPR API key, making any actions taken by the software or the users of the software the responsibility of the registered API key holder.

Cloning this Site

If you'd like to set up a personal or secondary instance of this site, doing so is pretty easy. You do have a choice, though, to deploy the cloned site to Heroku like I have, or to run it locally from a computer that you own.

Deploying on Heroku

Make sure you've got Git or GitHub for Mac/Windows, as well as the Heroku Toolbelt installed. Then just clone and deploy:

$ git clone https://github.com/jetheis/MissingNPRPodcasts.git
$ cd MissingNPRPodcasts
$ heroku apps:create thenameofyournewsite
$ git push heroku master

If this is your first time using Heroku, you'll have to set up an account and your public keys to be able to push to the new site.

Deploying Locally

With Git or GitHub for Mac/Windows and RVM installed, clone and run:

$ git clone https://github.com/jetheis/MissingNPRPodcasts.git
$ cd MissingNPRPodcasts
  # (accept the RVM file)
$ bundle install
$ rackup

You can use rackup --help to see more options for running the site.

License

All media content is property of NPR: National Public Radio.

Information about the licensing of the programs can be found on the Morning Edition weg page, as well as the All Things Considered web page.

The source code contained in this project is released under the MIT License:

Copyright (C) 2012 Jimmy Theis

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy
of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to
deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the
rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or
sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is
furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in
all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE
AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER
LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING
FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS
IN THE SOFTWARE.

The site icon/logo is a derivative work of Glyphicons, which I purchased a license for, so it cannot be released under any permissible license. If you like the logo and would like to make a similar one, I highly recommend buying a Glyphicons PRO license.

You can’t perform that action at this time.