Paul has several interviews on his iPod of World War II vets and the iPods are dying, so he needs to get them off. He'll need a computer to do this. Paul will have to be careful not to erase the iPod, since that's the first thing iTunes will prompt him to do when he connects it. Then he can get a third party program that will get the files from the iPod.
Leo says that iExplorer is the best. There's also Senuti and Sharepod. Leo says that Paul should get these out right away and then burn them to a data CD. Leo advises using a 3-2-1 backup strategy: Three backups, on two different formats, with one off site.