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PodQuiz 234

pq234.mp3 15:23

This week's rounds are Music (Sample Sinners), National Parks, Eponymous Inventions (Quickfire), and Music Too.
The music is Walk in the Park by Lavoie & MacFadyen.



2009-08-14 17:17

James, The podcast feed is borked for me in iTunes, stating that it "doesn't seem to be a valid URL".


2009-08-14 18:02

Hi Mr Carter:

I have the same problem with iTunes.

I would like to unsuscribe to PodQuiz and then re-suscribe again, But if I do so I would lose all the past episodes, and just had the most recent ones.

Please take a look at it.



2009-08-15 08:53

The same here. This was my first Friday since years without Podquiz - strange feeling. Hopefully, the problem will be fixed soon.

James (Quizmaster)

2009-08-15 14:35

I'm not sure what can have happened. I've certainly not changed anything. Unfortunately, I'm away from home at the moment, so it's difficult for me to investigate. Can anyone who knows about these things offer any hints?


2009-08-18 02:31

1) Bad URL: There's no simple way to correct the URL problem. BUT! There are utilities to add the files back into podcasts. I downloaded an Apple Script that allows me to do it. The one caveat is that the one I use won't put them in the same group as PodQuiz. You can also just copy the entire folder (on Mac it's Users/name/Music/iTunes/iTunes Music/Podcasts/Podquiz weekly trivia quiz) into iTunes. Either way, If you create a Smart Folder with PodQuiz as the criteria, you'll get both these files AND the new podcasts in a single menu item. And you don't have to go back to your iPod every 15 minutes to start the next episode.

2) James: I skipped it the first time, but this second use of a "Ghostbusters" sample demands action(!). Since "Ghostbusters" was determined too be blatant plagiarism (it was a very unsympathetic opinion), the correct answer this week - and in the past - should have been, "I want A New Drug" by Huey lewis and The News.

"My Sweet Lord" w


2009-08-18 02:34

It appears i went on too long

to finish:
"My Sweet Lord" was a controversial judgement; "Ghostbusters" was a smack-down. Everytime someone plays "Ghostbusters," Huey gets a check.

love the show

James (Quizmaster)

2009-08-19 20:39

Hi, JoeBob.

Thanks for the iTunes advice. I guess the previous problems with the DNS servers for PodQuiz have given iTunes a hissy fit. Not a lot I can really do about it. Hopefully for the affected people, it will pick up PQ235 and carry on as normal...

As for the "Ghostbusters"/"I Want a New Drug" thing, I think I'm on pretty solid ground. The sample definitely came from "Ghostbusters" not "I Want a New Drug". Whether or not Ray Parker Junior nicked the riff, doesn't change that...


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