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Published: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 15:43:00 -0800

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Question: Educational podcasts?

Tue, 24 Jan 2006 15:36:42 -0800

Educational podcasts?

Recommend podcasts I can learn from. Real learning, or pseudo-learning like nature shows, but best would be stuff similar to a college lecture series. Both audio and iPod video is ok. Free is preferable.

By: drstein

Tue, 24 Jan 2006 15:43:00 -0800

iTunes at Stanford

booyeah! All kinds of faculty lectures & other interesting stuff. It's all free.

By: orthogonality

Tue, 24 Jan 2006 15:48:27 -0800

(Oh, and no 90-second or five minute filler stuff that public radio uses to pad station breaks.)

By: easternblot

Tue, 24 Jan 2006 16:02:20 -0800

Here's a list of lectures that are podcasted.

By: matildaben

Tue, 24 Jan 2006 16:08:50 -0800

These are more like "nature shows" (talk shows actually) instead of lectures, but I like both Science Friday and CBC Quirks and Quarks for intelligent discussions about science.

By: phrontist

Tue, 24 Jan 2006 16:25:37 -0800

Berkeley Groks

By: magwich

Tue, 24 Jan 2006 16:39:54 -0800

BBC's In Our Time - every week gets four professors to talk about a different topic in the history of ideas - wonderful.

By: LarryC

Tue, 24 Jan 2006 16:47:41 -0800

Talking History.
Philosophy Talk.
Milt Rosenberg's archives (real media, alas).

(Great question, Ortho!)

By: cephalopodcast

Tue, 24 Jan 2006 16:56:36 -0800

The Nature Podcast

The Naked Scientist

By: esch

Tue, 24 Jan 2006 17:00:12 -0800

T.W.A.T. Radio is a good (albeit sometimes vulgar) technology podcast.

By: Doug

Tue, 24 Jan 2006 17:23:20 -0800

To the best of my knowledge, non of the three shows posted by LarryC are actually podcasted. They are good shows, though.

By: Doug

Tue, 24 Jan 2006 17:34:51 -0800

Ok, I was wrong. I would feel bad, but I'm too happy to be able to get philosophy talk and talking history as podcasts.

By: orthogonality

Tue, 24 Jan 2006 18:38:35 -0800

So share the podcast url, Doug, so we can be happy too.

By: orthogonality

Tue, 24 Jan 2006 19:13:22 -0800


Is there any way to tell iTunes to reest a podcast subscription to the initial podcast? ITunes only pulls the most recent podcast.

Manually altering the podcast XML file to comment out all but the initial podacst works, but to get all the podcasts, I'd have to uncomment them one-by-one -- uncomment more than one at a time, and iTunes only downloads the latest one.

Worse yet, iTunes won't read the xml file form a local file -- to do this, I had to upload it to my own web site.

Apple simplicity my ass.

By: LarryC

Tue, 24 Jan 2006 19:13:50 -0800

Ooops--the Talking History podcasts and archives are here. Philosophy Talk here, via iTunes.

By: Mo Nickels

Tue, 24 Jan 2006 20:00:32 -0800


--Go to your "Podcasts" settings in preferences and choose "Keep: All Episodes" and "When new episodes are available: Download all."

--Delete all podcast files for the podcast in question, clear the subscription from your podcast playlist, and then resubscribe.

By: orthogonality

Tue, 24 Jan 2006 20:08:36 -0800

Thanks Mo. Thanks.

By: mojabunni

Tue, 24 Jan 2006 20:14:18 -0800

I loooove Dr. John Burrows' podcasts - he is a licensed psychiatrist and talks about medications, diagnoses, what his patients with different disorders are like (amusing), etc. Very interesting to me.

By: princelyfox

Wed, 25 Jan 2006 06:58:37 -0800

The Diane Rehm Show on NPR has a weekly podcast of her Friday News Roundup that I enjoy. Also on that page is a link to the Metro Connection podcast which has a lot of interesting info on the history and current events happening around Washington, DC area.

By: Mo Nickels

Wed, 25 Jan 2006 07:20:07 -0800

In the New York Times today was an article on podcasts in education. They mention the Educational Podcast Network, which looks great.

By: turbodog

Wed, 25 Jan 2006 11:43:42 -0800

Audio (& video from) MIT OpenCourseWare.

By: BigBrownBear

Tue, 28 Feb 2006 01:18:21 -0800

See my list of university podcasts.