Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Listen to a Podcast!

Wanting to learn more about the complex world we all live in? Need some inspiration for your next paper or project? Why not try listening to a podcast!

Podcasts are episodic audio and video series that can be downloaded to your computer or mobile device allowing you to listen/view the content on your own time. Once you find a podcast you enjoy you can subscribe to the feed using software such as iTunes or using various smartphone apps. The Podcasts app by Apple works great for iPhone users.

Here are some suggested podcasts to listen to…

  • 99% Invisible: A podcast for those interested in design and architecture
  • Freakonomics: A podcast that melds economics and pop culture
  • Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy: An interview/talk show podcast that discusses science fiction (books, movies, video games …) and includes interviews with leading figures in the world of science and science fiction
  • Mission Log: For fans of the original Star Trek
  • Professor Blastoff: A podcast that discusses themes ranging from science to philosophy to metaphysics
  • Radiolab: A podcast that focuses on topics that show the connections between science, philosophy and human experience
  • Science Friday: A podcast featuring news and entertaining stories about science
  • Star Talk: A podcast hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson focusing on space and astrophysics
  • Stuff To Blow Your Mind: A podcast focusing on natural science
  • Stuff You Missed In History Class: A podcast focusing on history and important historical events
  • Stuff You Should Know: A podcast for a general audience on topics from all fields of interest
  • The Alton Browncast: A podcast for the foodie, hosted by celebrity chef Alton Brown
  • This American Life: A weekly radio show and podcast that features essays, field stories, short stories and memoirs all based around a central theme. 
This is just a small list of the thousands of podcasts available.

Looking to start your own podcast? Check out this book in our library eBook collection to get your started:
Getting Started With Audacity 1.3

What are some of your favorite podcasts? Let us know by listing them in the comment box below!

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