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Re: Something intelligent for the iPod, please

Postby Mother Theresa » 18 Feb 2009, 06:28

If you're a fan of Tom Waits, you can download/listen to a 2.5 hour concert from last year at the following link.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... d=92916923

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Re: Something intelligent for the iPod, please

Postby Jaboney » 19 Jun 2009, 11:37

spokenword.org is a handy clearing house of podcasts and whatnot. Tries to highlight the best material.
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Re: Something intelligent for the iPod, please

Postby Charlie Phillips » 19 Jun 2009, 12:20

UC Berkely has some nice classic lectures by Aldous Huxley, Foucault, Mead, Chomskey et. al. Some dating back to the 50s and 60s.

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/ANTH/find/lectures.html
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Postby Formosa Fitness » 21 Jun 2009, 10:18

Redmenace wrote:I like to listen to lecture series put out by "The Teaching Company", often abbreviated TTC. Over the past year I've listened to a few history series and many of Robert Greenberg's courses on classical music. There's hundreds of courses to choose from, whatever your interest there is probably a course. Guidebooks can also be had that go along with the course, but I never bother.


I would like to second this recommendation. Podcasts just don't do it for me. Too unprofessional, not edited, etc. TTC's courses are very dense with info, allowing you to make the most of your listening time. They aren't something to just listen to while you're on the computer. You have to focus on them, which suits my needs better.

I have at least 6 of their courses and can solidly recommend the music, philosophy, and religion courses.
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Re: Something intelligent for the iPod, please

Postby maoman » 21 Jun 2009, 16:09

http://www.wnyc.org/shows/radiolab/ :thumbsup:

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Re: Something intelligent for the iPod, please

Postby Jaboney » 22 Mar 2010, 10:20

Anyone discover any superior podcasts recently? I'm always looking for more brain candy.

Been listening to sci-fi author, Spider Robinson's Spider on the Web. It's a mix of some very good music, his own and other's stories.
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Re: Something intelligent for the iPod, please

Postby noamchomsky » 22 Mar 2010, 10:33

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Re: Something intelligent for the iPod, please

Postby almas john » 22 Mar 2010, 10:36

The Guardian's Science Weekly podcast is often worth a listen. http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/series/science

I spend about 4-5 hours a day listening to the BBC, in particular documentaries on Radio 4. Radio 7 and the World Service also have a lot of good shows. If you want names of shows, let me know.
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Re: Something intelligent for the iPod, please

Postby Jaboney » 22 Mar 2010, 11:15

Sure. If it's on BBC 4, I've probably got it. 7 I'm a stranger to though.
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Re: Something intelligent for the iPod, please

Postby almas john » 22 Mar 2010, 13:05

Jaboney wrote:Sure. If it's on BBC 4, I've probably got it. 7 I'm a stranger to though.


Note: I don’t know if the show I mention below can be downloaded as podcasts – I always listen to them on my computer

With the BBC’s Radio 4 it’s easy to recommend shows (In Our Time, The Long View, Material World, Thinking Allowed, Open Book, Excess Baggage etc.) but it’s a lot harder with Radio 7 because the shows are one-offs or 5 or so episodes rather than long running programs. Just a matter of keeping an eye out for things of interest. They have a lot of comedies and drama. I really enjoyed their Raymond Chandler series.
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