Soothing podcasts recommendations
April 2, 2008 12:38 AM Subscribe
Asking for philosophically-oriented podcasts and lectures recommendations.
posted by jchgf to media & arts (11 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
I enjoy listening to quiet, contemplative and philosophical podcasts and lectures at night before going to bed or on slow Sunday afternoons, but it's been a long while since I stumbled on something new and interesting.
Some of the things I enjoyed in the last couple of years:
- Alan Watts lectures
- Ron Stephen's Awaretek podcast
- Oliver Stone audio commentaries and Charlie Rose interviews
- TTC philosophy and history lectures
My favourite in the above was actually some of the Oliver Stone audio commentaries, as the sound of his voice is sometimes hypnotic and trance-inducing.
So I am looking for podcasts, lectures or even videos of lectures with interesting content, but ideally spoken with someone with a soothing, hypnotic voice. I have a hard time following lectures which are read from a pre-written text and I prefer spontaneous, improvised speech, even if it means double-takes or confused syntax.
Most of the academic or slick NPR or CBC podcasts don't really work for me, but feel free to recommend what works for you.
I hope to stumble on some wise old man recording podcasts in his basement.