Progs for your 'Pod

Popping along to the London Film festival between 19th October and 3rd November? Then you'll be needing a guide. No, not the Luddite paper version - t

Popping along to the London Film festival between 19th October and 3rd November? Then you'll be needing a guide. No, not the Luddite paper version - the new downloadable version for your iPod, which you can get from here.

The Podcast will also let you listen to trailers while you browse info on the 300 plus films - such as March of the Penguins, pictured - and hear programme updates. If you haven't bought tickets already, check out the same website and book yourself up.

One Podcast will only take up a fraction of your hard drive, so what other intriguing new broadcasts are out there to keep you entertained as you stroll? Here are some ideas:

  • AOL has just added some new entries to its catalogue, including Icelandic atmospherisists Sigur Ros talking about their new album Takk, and some heavy duty offerings from Science@Nasa. Check it out here.

  • Ricky Gervais is planning a new free podcast show which will be like music-free version of his Xfm show but, thanks to being on the web, won't need to be censored. Check his website here for more.

  • Apple's iTunes is still a great source for podcasts. And they're diversifying too, as shown by the St John's Ambulance First Aid Advice programme, for anyone fretting that they don't know what to do with a stress fracture. There's also a more mainstream sample from Anti records' stable, which includes The Frames and Eddie Izzard. You can download the software from here.

Yahoo launches Podcast search

If you're outside the iTunes flock, finding Podcasts can be a bit tricky - you need to know which directories to visit and how to navigate them.

Which is where Yahoo's new Podcast search engine enters stage left. It's good-looking, easy to use and has direct links for downloading the Podcasts, but we're not so sure about the accuracy of its results.

A quick search for 'BBC Today Show' returned a stack of technology shows - fingers crossed, Yahoo will sort it out sharpish.