Sunday, May 1, 2011

Listening ideas for 1 May 2011

The Invisible Hand
Overconnected: Chris Gondek interviews Bill Davidow about the negative aspects of being overconnected on the internet.
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Lighten Up
Laughing and praying don't often go hand in hand. It seems that somewhere throughout the long march of time, levity has been leached out of religion. We'll hear from Susan Sparks, a Baptist minister who's also a stand-up comic, about why she's on a mission of mirth. And Mark Simpson talks about his book, The Gospel According to the Simpsons.
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Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean
Social, Religious, and Burial Activities of Associations
Here I explore the internal activities of associations, pointing to intertwined social, religious, and burial purposes that these groups served for their members. We take a close look at one particular association devoted to the god Zeus and the goddess Agdistis at Philadelphia in Asia Minor (LSAM 20). This is part of series 6 (Associations in the Greco-Roman World) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
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Veertien Achttien
Robert Nivelle
Vijf maanden maar heeft Robert Nivelle aan het westelijk front op de bok mogen zitten; vijf maanden, waarin zijn koets in het spoor geraakte van Adélaïde noch Victoire.
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458 podcasts reviewed on Anne is a Man

Yesterday I updated my Podcast List. By now I have reviewed 458 different podcasts. Eight podcasts were reviewed for the first time in the past month:

New Books in Law
Jim von der Heydt interviews authors of recently published books in Legal Studies.
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New Books in Public Policy
One of the new podcasts that come out of the recently instituted New Books Network (NBN) is New Books in Public Policy. On this show Tevi Troy interviews the authors of recently published books in this field. Troy is a very engaged interviewer which makes this podcast a valuable addition to the NBN.
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Leonard Lopate Show (WNYC)
Radio show with Leonard Lopate
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Book Review (NYT)
Short interviews with authors.
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Jenny Attiyeh does in podcast what I believe podcast is fitted for most well: interviews and she does it very professionally on her podcast Thoughtcast, which, if I understand it correctly, is also being broadcast on a variety of radio stations in America. Attiyeh interviews authors from various backgrounds and speak with them about their work, their theories and thoughts and about their life.
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History 182G (UCLA) Secular Jewish Culture
David Myers teaches a relatively small group of students, so it sounds, the history of Jewish people looking for their secular versions of Judaism. The fact that this is a small group, warrants a lot of interaction with the audience, which on the one hand makes it extra fascinating. On the other hand, for the passive podcast listener, breaks up the structure of the lecture frequently especially when you cannot hear the questions and remarks by the students.
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Partially Examined Life
This podcast has very long (up to two hours) episodes in which a panel of philosophy students discuss an important philosopher or work of philosophy. They try to abide by two important rules that should make the podcast accessible for you and me: not to assume the listener has any prior knowledge or understanding of the matter; no name-dropping.
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Good Story Is Hard to Find
A Good Story Is Hard To Find is made by Julie Davies (Forgotten Classics) and Scott Danielson (SFF Audio). The two come together as believing Catholics and discuss their favorite books and movies and express what they find in these stories that strikes them as Christian content or a Christian message.
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