Thursday, August 16, 2007

Geography Podcasts

This post is regularly updated. It gives a list of Geography podcasts with the accompanying thoughts I have about them. All my reviews on these podcasts can be found under the label geography.

Geography of World Cultures, (review, site:Stanford on iTunes U, feed).
Enhanced podcast (maps are added to the audio) about the spread of languages and religions in the world. We see that the political and cultural boundaries are not the same as the boundaries of language and religion.

Global Geopolitics (review, site:Stanford on iTunes U, feed).
Martin Lewis systematically discusses, in nine lectures, all areas on the globe and disclose the problems in geopolitics. Enhanced podcast (maps are added to the audio).

Geography 130 (Berkeley) Natural Resources and Population (review, site, feed)
Lecture series that explains how our earth is populated, why it is populated the way it is, how we use our resources and in the process we come to understand how the system is strained.

Africa Past and Present (review, site, feed)
A relatively new podcast from Michigan State University acquainting us by means of interviews with interesting people with the continent of Africa.

Iran Podcast (review, site, feed)
Three minute installments telling tidbits of Iranian culture, mostly about the festival of Noruz.

From Our Own Correspondent (review, site, feed)
Weekly podcast by the BBC. Correspondents from all over the world give a monologue about the place where they are stationed.

Africa (Stanford, Travel)
Lecture series preparing for a journey to various African countries. The first on the list: Morocco.

Asia (Stanford, Travel)
Lecture series preparing for a journey to South Asia. Insights about the cultures, languages and economy of the south of India.

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