In another creative innovation on campaign reporting, HuffPost’s OffTheBus has just launched a new feature in which the daily Obama and McCain media conference calls, heretofore the exclusive province of the credentialed media, are now recorded and uploaded so everyone can hear firsthand how the presidential contenders are trying to play the press. The calls can be both surprisingly informative as well as amusing.

The conversations are usually posted sixty to ninety minutes after they end. If you want to start listening in you can receive e-mail alerts about new uploads; Subscribe to the OffTheBus Listening Post podcast or check the OffTheBus Listening Post Homepage for a full archive of recordings. Finally, click here if you’d like to find out how to become part of OffTheBus’ army of on-the-ground citizen reporters.

George Carlin: RIP