Quick and dirty RSS

curl --silent "FEED ADDRESS" |sed -e 's/<\/[^>]*>/\n/g' -e 's/<[^>]*>//g
runs an rss feed through sed replacing the closing tags with newlines and the opening tags with white space making it readable.
Sample Output
% curl --silent "http://feeds.bbci.co.uk/news/rss.xml" |sed -e 's/<\/[^>]*>/\n/g' -e 's/<[^>]*>//g'

      UK retail banks 'need protecting'

      UK banks' retail operations should be "ring-fenced" from their investment banking arms, the Independent Commission on Banking recommends.



      Mon, 11 Apr 2011 13:20:19 GMT

      Royal couple on pre-wedding visit

      Prince William and Kate Middleton visit Lancashire in their final public engagement before their wedding.



      Mon, 11 Apr 2011 12:52:24 GMT

By: ljmhk
2011-04-11 14:08:50

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