Datepalm, on 10 April 2012 - 05:14 AM, said:
mostly I listen to stuff off of Itunes U more than actual podcasts. That does tend to be hit or miss though - even interesting subjects often translate pretty poorly to podcast format (lousy sound, ramblings that are ok when you're actually in a class but not so much listening to casually, long intros about room changes and whatever. I mostly listen to this stuff while swimming, so i'm very limited in my ability to fast forward through dull bits and the like. Still kudos to universities for uploading their courses though) but i've been enjoying Joanne B. Freedman on the American Revolution (I think from Yale?) she's funny and to the point and I can actually hear what she's saying!
This might be the only thing in the great wide world on which we can agree.
I really enjoy ITunes U and listening to courses podcast by other universities. Joanne Freedman's American Revolution course is good, but I also like many of the other Open Yale courses. UC Berkley and UC San Diego also have a nice selection of courses.
Fresh AIr- Don't much care about most of her music interviews, but the sheer variety of news and entertainment subjects she covers is mind boggling. Best interview ever? Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. No kidding. That or the Bill O'Reilly interview during which Papa Bear O'Reilly walked out of the studio.
Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast- Two enthusiastic amateur historians circle jerk about all things Napoleonic(Napoleonic/Revolutionary Europe is a favorite interest of mine). The best shows are those which feature actual Napoleonic scholars.
The History Network(military)- Hodgepodge of military history topics.
Talk of the Nation(NPR)
This American Life-"This week on TAL I track down and gloat over all those football players who bullied me in high school. While they went on to menial jobs and obscurity I became a smashing success on radio AND television.
Ira: Now Jake, when you were pushing my face into the toilet bowl and calling me a sissy, did you ever imagine I would be a famous host of a nationally syndicated radio program on NPR, while you languished in prison?
Jake:Ira what he hell are you talking about? I own six franchise restaurants, employ hundreds of people, and never spent a day in jail. And errrr....you have a radio show?
Ira: Yes. I write and host an acclaimed nationally syndicated radio show on NPR. You know, This American Life?
Jake: On NPR? Right. Never heard of it.
Ira:(Nervous self deprecating laughter)
This week on this American Life"
World Science Podcast(NPR)
Tears-I listen while I do household chores, while I exercise, and my second job requires me to be in the car about 20-25 hours a week.
Edited by Greg, 14 April 2012 - 02:06 PM.