Educational podcasts?
January 24, 2006 3:36 PM   Subscribe

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.
posted by orthogonality to Computers & Internet (21 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
iTunes at Stanford

booyeah! All kinds of faculty lectures & other interesting stuff. It's all free.
posted by drstein at 3:43 PM on January 24, 2006

(Oh, and no 90-second or five minute filler stuff that public radio uses to pad station breaks.)
posted by orthogonality at 3:48 PM on January 24, 2006

Here's a list of lectures that are podcasted.
posted by easternblot at 4:02 PM on January 24, 2006

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.
posted by matildaben at 4:08 PM on January 24, 2006

Berkeley Groks
posted by phrontist at 4:25 PM on January 24, 2006

BBC's In Our Time - every week gets four professors to talk about a different topic in the history of ideas - wonderful.
posted by magwich at 4:39 PM on January 24, 2006

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

(Great question, Ortho!)
posted by LarryC at 4:47 PM on January 24, 2006

The Nature Podcast

The Naked Scientist
posted by cephalopodcast at 4:56 PM on January 24, 2006

T.W.A.T. Radio is a good (albeit sometimes vulgar) technology podcast.
posted by esch at 5:00 PM on January 24, 2006

To the best of my knowledge, non of the three shows posted by LarryC are actually podcasted. They are good shows, though.
posted by Doug at 5:23 PM on January 24, 2006

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.
posted by Doug at 5:34 PM on January 24, 2006

So share the podcast url, Doug, so we can be happy too.
posted by orthogonality at 6:38 PM on January 24, 2006


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.
posted by orthogonality at 7:13 PM on January 24, 2006

Ooops--the Talking History podcasts and archives are here. Philosophy Talk here, via iTunes.
posted by LarryC at 7:13 PM on January 24, 2006


--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.
posted by Mo Nickels at 8:00 PM on January 24, 2006

Thanks Mo. Thanks.
posted by orthogonality at 8:08 PM on January 24, 2006

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.
posted by mojabunni at 8:14 PM on January 24, 2006

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.
posted by princelyfox at 6:58 AM on January 25, 2006

In the New York Times today was an article on podcasts in education. They mention the Educational Podcast Network, which looks great.
posted by Mo Nickels at 7:20 AM on January 25, 2006

Audio (& video from) MIT OpenCourseWare.
posted by turbodog at 11:43 AM on January 25, 2006

See my list of university podcasts.
posted by BigBrownBear at 1:18 AM on February 28, 2006

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