Anyone who missed them should try not to miss the repeats of ‘Torn Curtain’ the ABC Hindsight programs on the cold war. Excellent radio documentary and not too late to pick up one of the most alarming episodes. How Richard Nixon wanted the Russians to think that he was mad and might launch a nuclear attack on them – no joke. Sadly it seems they can’t be downloaded, only listened to online. So the large benefit and convenience of downloading is to be withheld (presumably) so the ABC can make a few pennies selling cassettes and CDs.
I’m not blaming the ABC which is encouraged and funded to act in such a way, but it’s bad economics. Anyway, that’s not the burden of this post. Try not to miss the shows. They’re very good.
Postscript: As indicated in comments below, my claim about the ABC’s not allowing downloads is completely untrue. Total bollocks. Damages claims should be sent to PO Box 303, Port Melbourne, Vic, 3207.