Some Web sites have been such a major part of the Internet that it’s hard to imagine what it would be like if they weren’t around. What would life be like without Amazon, eBay, or Pets.c… never mind. A site doesn’t have to make billions of dollars and have an advertising budget the size of a small country to be memorable. One site that I remember hearing about years ago, and still continue to hear about today, is The Daily .WAV. Even after all of these years, it’s still alive and kicking.

The site features a new WAV file each day (hence the name), and the archives go back to 1999. The audio clips are from movies, television shows, and anything else that contains a few good sound bites. I’ve used this site on several occasions, but it’s more useful now than ever before. Why? Podcasting. If you listen to a handful of the podcasts that are out there, you’ll hear sound effects, dialogue clips, and other audio nuggets that are used to make the show more entertaining. The Daily .WAV presents a virtual treasure trove of content to use, but legal mumbo jumbo still applies in a lot of cases.