Tomorrow is the first of the month and this when I give my full list of podcasts that were ever reviewed on this blog. By now we have reached 129 podcasts reviewed. The list becomes a bit unmanageably long and so I am on the look out of improving the formula. If you have any suggestions, I'd love to hear about them.
New additions this month are the following:
Are we alone?. A new science podcast tackling the issue of exterrestrial life. I have found this podcast thanks to the recommendation of a reader.
Global Geopolitics. A new geography and geopolitics and a bit history podcast from Stanford. As usual, this new gem was noted on Open Culture, one of my favorite sources of good quality podcasts.
Speaking of favorites. My all time favorite is History 5. This lecture series from Berkeley I have separated into two entries in my list. Giving credit to the spring lecturer Margaret Lavinia Anderson, and to autumn lecturer Thomas Laqueur, each in their own right.
Language (UCSD). A course in reasoning which I found thanks to a reader's comment. The comment was actually about another podcast, but from one search came another and so the whole list of San Diego podcasts popped up - which incidentally gave more entries than just this one.
MMW 3 (Chamberlain). A history lecture series explaining the middle ages mostly from the perspective of religions.
MMW 3 (Herbst). A parallel series choosing a more traditional perspective, but exceptionally good no less.
Thanks to yet another reader, I started listening to an old Berkeley series about existentialism. This one is a tad different from the new one that runs as we speak and which I have begun to follow.
Philosophy 7 is the current series on existentialism. Berkeley professor Huber Dreyfuss takes you in with a very personalized, almost vulnerable style.
Rhetoric 10 a reader comment on the Word Nerds review suggested looking at this course. A good one, although I have had a bit too much (legal) arguing in my life to fill my free time extensively with it again.
Your History Podcast was actually already reviewed in march, but somehow omitted from the previous list.
Some time tomorrow, or over the weekend, the blog will switch to its new style. I have a couple of tiny picture adjustments and coloring issues I want to take care of. Then the tricky part of the migration will happen. In theory this will be no more than a minute of down time for the blog, but that is a best case theory. In any case, do not despair if you cannot connect for a couple of hours. It'll all be OK. If worst comes to worst I will revert to the old style.