Skeptoid: Critical Analysis of Pop Phenomena was born in October, 2006 to help fight the good fight against the overwhelming majority of noise in the media supporting useless alternative medicine systems, psychics preying upon the vulnerable, the erosion of science education in the classroom, xenophobia of advanced energy and food production methods, and generally anything that distracts attention and public funding from scientific advancement.
Episodes feature such prominent MeFi discussion material as organic food myths, blood for oil, chiropractics,
Links are to podcast transcripts. Full episode guide.
posted by arcticwoman
on May 24, 2007 -
More and more authors are turning to podcasting to find their audiences after being rejected by traditional book publishers, it seems
. Interested in hearing some of their stories for free (or if you're feeling generous, a suggested donation of $9.99)? Check out PodioBooks
, where there's a tonne of free literature just waiting to be downloaded to your iPod.
posted by Effigy2000
on Mar 8, 2007 -
Three small classes of high school students, one in Watsonville, California, one in Jos, Nigeria, and one in Dharamsala, India, are currently collaborating on "Project Happiness"
. The students are "exchanging their thoughts about
what happiness is, and how to behave in ways that promote happiness all around them," drawing on the Dalai Lama's Ethics for the New Millennium (useful 50-page pdf study guide; positive review from Christian Century magazine)
. In their work creating a curriculum for the book, the students communicate via email, a blog
, and videos (an instructor in India describes the project's focus; a "what life is like here" video from India)
. The podcast
section of the official site
currently features just one introductory video posted a few weeks ago. The project will culminate in a meeting of all three classes in March 2007 in Dharamsala. A book and a PBS documentary are planned.
posted by ibmcginty
on Dec 28, 2006 -
- an introduction to Solar System Astronomy. These are a set of lectures in progress now at Ohio State University. All materials are available on line - audio
resources (direct or podcast through iTunes), movies
and lecture notes
. If you are interested in where you live, these beautifully delivered lectures are excellent.
posted by grahamwell
on Nov 25, 2006 -
Modern thought begins with Kant
yet his work is dense and hard to understand. Perhaps this
set of lectures, some 12 hours in total from the University of Glasgow
will help. Titled 'Kant's Epistemology'
they cover most of the subject matter of the Critique of Pure Reason
- an extremely ambitious task. They are free and appear to be available only for a limited period. Perhaps worth downloading now - to savour when you have an few idle years.
posted by grahamwell
on Nov 14, 2006 -
contains much more than maqamat. Rhythms, genres, instruments - all presented with audio examples, pictures, and even pronunciation. The podcasts
are an added bonus. [Note: some multimedia features only work in IE, most audio in .rm (it's worth it, though)]
posted by imposster
on Oct 31, 2006 -
This American Life
is now offering free podcasts. A while ago, someone noticed MP3s of This American Life episodes were sitting in a publicly accessible directory. People soon starting making podcasts. This American Life asked them to stop. Most of them did
. Fans of the show were disappointed. Now the podcast is available directly from TAL for free.
posted by scottreynen
on Oct 12, 2006 -
The popularity of podcasting
has grown by leaps and bounds in the past year. Evan Williams
, co-founder and former CEO of
Pyra Labs, the makers of Blogger, is a co-founder of Odeo
, a resource for podcast listeners and
podcasters. More info here
. Odeo is
just one of many podcast directories; personally, my favorite is Podcast Pickle
. Another great resource
for audio content is PodioBooks.com
founded by Evo Terra
audio books which are made available in podcast format, many read by their
authors. [more inside]
posted by eclectica
on Sep 24, 2006 -
known as one of the principal architects of ambient house,
have receded into relative obscurity since the popular heyday of the electronic music movement in the US. Despite changes in the lineup - the group now consists of a duo featuring founding member Dr (Duncan Robert) Alex Paterson and Thomas Fehlmann.
Paterson's DJ sets are the stuff of legend and I was pleased as punch that they've just put together a podcast (actually a 50.8mb .zip
file containing an mp3) that's available through their minimal website.
posted by beaucoupkevin
on Sep 7, 2006 -
is a website featuring the Brookline High School Jazz Band. It is designed to encourage collaborative, creative musicianship among students. It contains video and audio of performances and original compositions, as well as video of the Jazz Band's creative process, music lessons, and some podcasts.
posted by rxrfrx
on Apr 17, 2006 -
is an online "magazine" featuring vid and podcasts of musicians such as Mark Kozelek, American Music Club, Les Paul and Tony Visconti. Plus: Todd McFarlane, Sir Richard Branson, Henry Rollins, Gisele, David Cronenberg and more.
posted by edlundart
on Mar 30, 2006 -
A conversation about the future
is a 1 hr. 15 min. Time magazine podcast (mp3 file) of a panel discussion, featuring Internet entrepreneur Mark Cuban, LA Times op-ed editor Andres Martinez, author Steven Johnson ("Everything Bad Is Good for You") and magazine writer Caitlin Flanagan.
posted by edlundart
on Mar 23, 2006 -
Completely stupid name. Not a bad idea. Enter your city, and it will come back with MP3 links and podcasts from bands soon to play in your town, in a "try before you buy tickets" kind of way. Works quite well for the US
, other countries look like they need updating
posted by Jimbob
on Mar 3, 2006 -
Sex, Drugs, Einstein, & Elves: Sushi, Psychedelics, Parallel Universes and the Quest for Transcendence
Solving all the world’s problems with nanotechnology
Tips on Defending Yourself Against the Coming Robot Rebellion
Origins of the Homebrew Computer Club
Philip K. Dick, the robot
Found processes as conceptual art
Hip: The History
Poetry slams, feminist burlesque performance art and the war against the past
Evolution Control Committee
UFOs, time travel, and making the technology of Star Trek a reality
RE/Search Publications reprints J.G. Ballard
Was 9/11 a Conspiracy?
The last editor of the first great website
Everybody Into The Pool
Podcasting with RU Sirius
The MondoGlobo Network
(video of the studio)
posted by airguitar
on Feb 14, 2006 -
is out to share public domain literature via podcast and soundfiles. Free. Volunteers do the reading. The catalog
has only a short list of completed works, but there are many "in progress." I was pleased to see Psmith in the City
posted by mmahaffie
on Dec 27, 2005 -
Benjamin Walker's Theory of Everything.
Suggesting specific podcasts might be a little iffy but if you haven't heard Benjamin Walker, you're really missing out. A self-described "radio artist," Walker's delivery immediately jumps out. And once you start to listen to whatever it is he's saying, you'll find yourself angry, fascinated, entertained and/or perhaps enlightened.
posted by panoptican
on Oct 27, 2005 -
Purdue University has begun providing podcasts of lectures of some courses, intended for students who miss a class or who want to review specific lectures. Users of the service
can download a specific lecture or all of the lectures from an entire course. Apparently also open to the public it is called Boilercast
, about 50 classes are starting now for Fall 2005.
posted by stbalbach
on Aug 31, 2005 -
If you are interested in Japanese culture and especially that jolly Japanese pop music, then you might enjoy this podcast radio program made in Sweden. Nine one-hour-sessions has been made so far and each one focuses on a special artist or theme, and includes (at times) interviews with the artists themselves. The show's in English.
The podcasts (ep. 7-9) in MP3 are available here
The radio programs (ep. 1-7) are also available here
for RealAudio Streaming.
posted by iwanttobuild
on May 25, 2005 -