Hear The First Ever 'All Songs Considered' Podcast, From 2005 : All Songs Considered Fifteen years ago this week, All Songs Considered launched its first ever podcast episode. Hear how it sounded.
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Hear The First Ever 'All Songs Considered' Podcast, From 2005

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Hear The First Ever 'All Songs Considered' Podcast, From 2005

Hear The First Ever 'All Songs Considered' Podcast, From 2005

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Clockwise from upper left: Death Cab for Cutie in 2005, Sam Cooke, John Vanderslice, Shel Silverstein Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Today we celebrate 15 years of All Songs Considered podcasting by presenting the first show we ever made available for podcast.

In August 2005, All Songs Considered had been around for more than five years, but if you wanted to listen to the show, you likely had to connect your giant desktop computer and hardwire it to a modem. It was a time when it was common to carry two devices: a flip phone and a music player, such as an iPod.

In June 2005, Apple added the ability to subscribe to podcasts to iTunes, which allowed you to listen to shows on your iPod, making them portable (something we now take for granted).

So, put on your wireless earbuds, take a stroll both literally and figuratively, and hear what music and podcasting was like in 2005, including then new music from Death Cab for Cutie, John Vanderslice, The Cowboy Junkies and more.