Using these URLs, you can listen to CBC radio streams with applications like VLC or Transistor. The files are M3U playlists, so you can use them as-is, edit them to suit your tastes, or use individual URLs.
This playlist contains the
.m3u8 URLs from the CBC Listen website, which uses the HLS (HTTP Live Streaming) protocol. The audio stream is broken up into multiple tiny files, which are then fed into the
.m3u8 playlist file that delivers them to your computer in the right order. This should work with modern media players.
This legacy playlist uses good old-fashioned MP3 streams found on PublicRadioFan.com. It will work with older programs like Winamp that don't support HLS. I don't know how long these URLs will be around, but they work.
For more details, see my blog post.