ActiveRain - Rain Radio Downloads

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Are you tuning into Rain Radio? Bob Stewart has started a weekly internet radio show that features great content about ActiveRain and brings some great guest speakers "to the mic". We started off with Todd Clark and have moved on to others like Brad Andersohn, Ben Kinney, and Jay Thompson. What you didn't know about this show! Well it's not too late. If you cannot tune into these shows live, you can always download them afterward. They are being hosted on a website called and each of the shows are available in mp3 download afterward. (PS - the Todd Clark interview was the first episode and is the only one not available for download)

So there are a few ways to get the podcast downloaded.
One way is direct on the blogtalkradio website. If you go to the Rain Radio page at you will see the episodes listed with a download button under each one

The other way to download would be to see the episodes listed in your RSS reader. Below you see my favorite which is google reader and the RSS feed displayed. (the RSS feed URL is When I open one of the posts, there is a mp3 link that if I right click it, I can "save target" and get the mp3 file. I like this method best. I love RSS feeds because often it helps you get to the meat of the information and not be distracted by all of the page ads flashing all about you. You also see a nice NEAT list of all the posts and the ones you haven't "read" are in bold which helps make them stand out. This is a great way to not miss anything. If you want more information about USING RSS feeds see my article "Are You Information Hungry - RSS Feeds Are For You"

I really have enjoyed all of the Rain Radio shows and having the ability to download them and listen to them on my smartphone as a podcast later is a great benefit. I hope that if you missed them live you will check them out too! I believe they are being syndicated also to iTunes, but having a blackberry, the above method is what I'm using.

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Comments (37)

Lynda White
Bluegrass Homes & Farms Realty, Agent Know How - Louisville, KY
Admin. Mgr., Keller Williams Realty

I think I attended the one with Ben Kinney, but would love to hear the others. That is great that you can download to listen to them when you want. Do you get to see the chat log that comes with the show? A lot of people sign in as a "guest" and won't comment. Not me. To me that's a way you can network with others and show that you're truly interested in what they have to say.

I started Google Reader last month. Admittedly I don't use it a lot. Some of the feeds seem cluttered with unrelated posts, so there must be something about it I'm not doing right.

Jan 16, 2011 11:54 AM
Michelle Francis
Tim Francis Realty LLC - Atlanta, GA
Realtor, Buckhead Atlanta Homes for Sale & Lease


Great news except major bummer that the Todd Clark one is the only one not available... it was the one I was going to download.  I just went to Raincamp with Bob & Ben.  Excellent. 

Great alternative for folks to check out the experts here, since Raincamps are not everyday.

All the best, Michelle

Jan 16, 2011 11:59 AM
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

Just listened to Friday's show while reading and commenting. The next step I'd like to see the AR Team take is to have recorded webinars from ARU.

Jan 16, 2011 12:10 PM
Kathy Kenney
Keller Williams, Princeton, NJ - Robbinsville, NJ
Realtor - Princeton & Central NJ Homes for Sale

Thanks, as always, for the great information.  I have listened to a few of these, but it's great to be able to go back and download for future listening.  Thanks, again!

Jan 16, 2011 12:58 PM
Debra Davis
Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners - Snellville, GA
Realtor - Atlanta, Decatur, Snellville, Loganville

I missed them and so glad to hear they are being recorded so we can listen to them later. Great resource.

Jan 16, 2011 01:14 PM
Nona Swann
Swann & Associates Real Estate - Indialantic, FL
Serving the needs of the Sellers in Brevard County

Wow. This is great. I really will like downloading them on my iPhone and listening while I am driving. Thanks for telling us about this great resource.

Jan 16, 2011 01:36 PM
'The Diamond Group' 'A Cut Above The Rest'
The Diamond Group @ Keller Williams - Lubbock, TX
Lubbock Texas Real Estate

How neat I will be tuning in for sure.  I have also bookmarked this to remember incase I need the reminder

Jan 16, 2011 02:41 PM
Jose Dias
Home Sellers Help in Scottsdale-Phoenix-Peoria-Glendale - Scottsdale, AZ
Sell Your Home in Scottsdale-Phoenix-Peoria-Glendale-Goodyear

Craig, great tip. I will check it out... Thank you.

Jan 16, 2011 06:29 PM
Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 - Gaithersburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA . . what a neat website.. .anyone can create their own radio show.

Jan 16, 2011 11:45 PM
Robert Butler
Aspect Inspection - Montreal West Island, QC
Montreal Home Inspector | Aspect Inspection

Active Rain radio? I knew I was relatively new to this but had no idea this existed.

Jan 17, 2011 01:32 AM
Laurie Matthias

Great to know that we can listen to past shows! Thanks for the very clear instructions, too.

Jan 17, 2011 01:33 AM
Linda Lohman
Fonville Morisey Realty - Cary, NC
Former Teacher/Broker

Thanks for the tip...awesome.  I'm tuning in

Jan 17, 2011 10:38 AM
Barbara Altieri
Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties - Shelton, CT
REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale

Craig  -- I didn't know about the downloads.  I have only heard one and the others were missed due to other commitments. I will definitely catch up. Thanks.

Jan 17, 2011 11:45 AM
Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

Have you written a blog about RSS yet? That's something I haven't figured out. I'll go back and download the interviews. Thanks.

Jan 17, 2011 11:58 AM
Craig Daniels
Tech Training for You! - Staten Island, NY
Technology Instructor/Project Consultant

Eric - did you see the article I wrote about using RSS for following others? That is a great tool to have under your belt! The URL is in the article above. I plan to write more articles about it in the future.

Jan 17, 2011 01:19 PM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Thank you for posting this.  I am off to do some downloading for the shows that I missed.

Jan 17, 2011 05:24 PM
Jeff Underwood
HomeSmart Realty - Gilbert, AZ

Craig - I have been using BlogTalkRadio for a few months now and have had a lot of fun with it.  It seems like a great platform.  Once you get enough episodes archived as a Featured Show, it starts to go directly to iTunes as well.  I use my show to discuss money, debt, mortgage, real estate, and the economy.  It has been great to learn to host my own show.  I highly recommend real estate professionals use this tool to become the expert in their area. 

Thanks for sharing.  I will start tuning in.

Feb 09, 2011 09:36 PM
Jim Courtney
OklaHomes Realty, Claremore Oklahoma - Claremore, OK

I've never heard of blogtalkradio but now I'll have to check it out. Don't think I'd be interesting enough for a show of my own (ever!) but I sure will check out Bob's. Thanks for this tip! :)

Mar 10, 2011 04:05 PM
Doug Bullwinkel
Envoy Mortgage,NMLS ID 6666 - Roseville, CA
Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS #281609

Bookmarked and tuning in soon.  I would be stumbling through life, never hearing about great things like this if it wasn't for AR.  Thanks for the great info.

Apr 23, 2011 07:47 PM
Lisa Dunham
Alexandria, VA
Associate Broker, Alexandria Virginia Real Estate

Thanks Craig!  I was unaware but and looking forward to downloading and tuning in soon.

Sep 17, 2011 10:27 AM

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