Monday, November 30, 2009

New podcasts in November 2009 - Anne is a Man

In spite of being struck by blog block, I have managed to review 16 new podcasts this month. I still owe you many more, among others a hand full of podcasts that teach Hebrew. That will come in December.

Apart from podcasts for learning German there was a relatively large amount of religion related podcasts. Secular as my own outlook on life is, also these podcasts usually take a cultural, modern or historic, angle.

Language Learning:
My Daily Phrase German (review, site, feed)
Course in German phrases and basic grammar.

Learn German (review, site, feed)
Course in German phrases and basic grammar.

German GrammarPod (review, site, feed)
A podcast that systematically goes through German grammar; a good supplement to your German learning.

Deutsch - warum nicht? (Deutsche Welle) (review, site, feed)
Innovative approach to learning German, with a lot of emphasis on getting the sound of the language.

Slow German (review, site, feed)
Annik reads a complete text in a slightly slower and meticulously pronounced German as to make it easier to follow for non-native speakers.

Religion podcasts:
Islamophonic (The Guardian) (review, site, feed)
Cultural podcast on Muslims in general and British Muslims in particular.

Sounds Jewish (The Guardian) (review, site, feed)
Cultural podcast on Jews in general and British Jews in particular.

New Testament History and Literature (Yale) (review, site, feed)
History course by Dale B. Martin at Yale introducing the New Testament and Early Christianity.

Tapestry (CBC) (review, site, feed)
Weekly conversations on spiritual issues with Mary Hines.

Other podcasts:
Human Happiness (Berkeley) (review, site, feed)
Psychology course by Dacher Keltner at Berkeley.

MMW 1 by Tara Carter (UCSD) (review, site, feed)
Inspired course at UCSD in human evolution, anthropology and prehistory.

Biography Podcast (review, site, feed)
Chris Gondek interviews biographers about their subject.

Invisible Hand (review, site, feed)
Chris Gondek interviews specialists about issues in economics.

Prospect Magazine Podcast (review, site, feed)
Monthly column by Nigel Warburton; a philosopher comments on the news.

Marathon Princen (review, site, feed)
Een ruim tweehonderd minuten durend onderhoud dat Ronald van den Boogaard had in 1995 met Poncke Princen in Jakarta.

Ronflonflon (VPRO) (review, site, feed)
Satirisch radioprogramma uit 1984-1989 terug op podcast.

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Three minutes Warburton - Prospect Magazine

Do you like Philosophy Bites? You should. And if you are into quick philosophical podcasts by Nigel Warburton, you should try the promotional podcast of Prospect Magazine.

Nigel Warburton brings the Prospect Magazine Podcast with an audio version of his monthly column (feed). In up to three minutes the philosopher reviews a popular aspect of the news. The death of Micheal Jackson brings him to Sartre, Gordon Brown and Barack Obama exchanging gifts trigger thoughts about giving. Even the BNP cause a thought in philosophy.

If you like Philosophy Bites, you will enjoy this podcast as well.

Ronflonflon avec Jacques Plafond - VPRO podcast

Dit is een scene uit mijn studententijd. Koken en afwassen in het krappe keukentje op een etage in Oud-West. Op de koelkast een versleten transistor vol vet- en verfspatten. Uit de ruisende speaker klinkt de stem van Cor Galis: "En dit is nog steeds de VPRO via Hilversum 3." Hilversum drie bestond nog en trouw luisterden we naar Wim T. Schippers' Ronflonflon met Jacques Plafond.

De VPRO archieven zijn al jaren te bereiken op het internet, maar er worden van sommige succesprogramma's ook podcasts gemaakt. Sucessievelijk worden de afleveringen in de feed gezet, zodat je weer ouderwets op gezette tijden kunt luisteren - zo ook met Ronflonflon (feed). Inmiddels staan de eerste vijf afleveringen uit 1984 in de feed, al zijn zo goed als alle afleveringen (ongeveer 200) via VPRO's weblog te beluisteren.

Destijds had ik het idee dat er maar wat in elkaar geflanst werd, maar als je het terugluistert ontdekt je veel meer. Er wordt in Ronflonflon op geraffineerde wijze gespot met alle radio-conventies. En daarbij is het inmiddels pure nostalgie geworden om dit programma weer te horen.