Monday, September 1, 2008

Berkeley History 5 Carla Hesse - history lecture podcast

Now that September has come around and the new academic year is starting, I will pay some extra attention to those university lecture series you can follow through podcast. My first mention must of course be my favorite history podcast lecture series of all time Berkeley's History 5. The version of Fall 2008, A survey of Europe from the Renaissance to the present, has another professor than before: Carla Hesse. In previous semesters I have come to know History 5 by professor Anderson and by professor Laqueur alternately, but professor Hesse, apart from a guest lecture, if I recall correctly, is new to me. She is not new to History 5 though; she returns from a couple of years' absence.

After one lecture I can conclude we are in for History 5 as good as we are used to. Hesse adds her personal touch, an excellent one at that, but other than that: the regular superb quality of the podcast is maintained. As far as content is concerned, not much is to be said yet. I found it an interesting touch, Hesse made, by referring to the Great Plague and its consecutive changes as being relevant for the changes Europe undergoes starting with the renaissance. It was also very instructive to make some thoughts about European unity, or lack thereof, which is as relevant before the renaissance as it is throughout the past centuries till today and the foreseeable future.

Following history 5, will always present a couple of technical difficulties, most of which can be overcome. In the past, both Professor Anderson as well as Professor Laqueur found ways of making the visuals available for me and probably more interested podcast listeners. I have not yet found out whether the same can be said of Hesse, but i will find out and let you know. Enhancing the audio level of the lectures has always been a necessity and I used MP3gain for that in the past. This semester, the lectures are no longer presented as MP3, so I will convert to MP3 or find a way to enhance M4a's.

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177 podcasts reviewed

UPDATE: we now have 268 podcasts reviewed. (click this link for the latest list)

It is the first of the month again and so I post in alphabetical order all podcasts I reviewed, linked to the last post:
  1. 12 Byzantine Rulers
  2. 7th Son
  3. Africa (Stanford Travel)
  4. Africa Past and Present
  5. All Things Medieval
  6. American Environmental and Cultural History (Berkeley ESPM 160AC)
  7. American History before 1870
  8. Ancient and Medieval Podcast
  9. Ancient History - Alternative Theories
  10. Are we alone?
  11. Backstory
  12. Behind the Black Mask
  13. BBC History Magazine
  14. Big Ideas (TVO)
  15. Bike Radar
  16. Binge Thinking History
  17. Bioethics podcast
  18. the Biography Show (TPN)
  19. Biota Podcast
  20. Birth of the Modern (Arizona State University)
  21. Bommel Hoorspel
  22. British History 101
  23. Car Talk
  24. CATS 2 Culture and Technology Studies (UCSD)
  25. Celtic Myth Podshow
  26. CFR Podcast
  27. Chronicles Radio Dispatches
  28. Church History
  29. Dan Carlin's Common Sense
  30. Dan Carlin's Hardcore History
  31. David Kalivas' World History
  32. Distillations
  33. the Economist
  34. Engines of our Ingenuity
  35. English 117S (Berkeley)
  36. Entitled opinions
  37. Everything Lincoln
  38. Existentialism in Literature and Film (Phil 7 - Berkeley)
  39. Exploring Environmental History
  40. F1Cast
  41. Fact or Fiction
  42. Forgotten Classics
  43. Fresh Air (NPR)
  44. From our own Correspondent (BBC)
  45. Geography 130 (Berkeley)
  46. Geography of World Cultures (Stanford)
  47. German Cultural History
  48. Geschiedewistjedatjes
  49. Global Geopolitics (Stanford)
  50. Hank's History Hour
  51. Hannibal (Stanford)
  52. Haring Podcast
  53. Historical Jesus (Stanford)
  54. Historicast
  55. History 106B (Berkeley)
  56. History 167B (Berkeley)
  57. History 181B (Berkeley)
  58. History 2311 (Temple College)
  59. History 2312 (Temple College)
  60. History 4A (Berkeley)
  61. History 5 (Anderson - Berkeley)
  62. History 5 (Laqueur - Berkeley)
  63. History 7B (Berkeley)
  64. History according to Bob
  65. History Compass Blog
  66. History Network
  67. History of Holland (Librivox)
  68. History of Rome
  69. History of the International System (Stanford)
  70. History Podcast
  71. Historypod
  72. Historyzine
  73. ICT Update
  74. In Our Time (BBC)
  75. In the Media (WNYC)
  76. Inspired Minds (Deutsche Welle)
  77. Interview Vrijdag (VPRO)
  78. Introduction to German Politics (Oxford)
  79. Introduction to Language (Arizona State University)
  80. Iran Podcast
  81. Irving Poetry podcast
  82. ITV
  83. Jung Podcast
  84. KMTT
  85. KQED Forum
  86. Language (UCSD)
  87. LSE Podcast
  88. Marathon Interview (VPRO)
  89. Matt's Today In History
  90. Medieval & Renaissance Studies Events (Virginia Tech)
  91. Medieval Podcast
  92. Midwest Writer
  93. Military History Podcast
  94. Missing Link
  95. MMW 3, the medieval heritage (Chamberlain - UCSD)
  96. MMW 3, the medieval heritage (Herbst - UCSD)
  97. Muscular Judaism
  98. My Three Shrinks
  99. Namaste Stories
  100. Napoleon 1O1 (TPN)
  101. National Archives Podcast
  102. Naxos Classical Music Spotlight Podcast
  103. New World Orders
  104. Night's Knights
  105. Nonviolence (Berkeley PACS 164A)
  106. Nonviolence today (Berkeley PACS 164B)
  107. NRC FM
  108. Only in America
  109. Open Source
  110. Out of the past
  111. OVT (VPRO)
  112. Oxford Biographies
  113. Oy Mendele!
  114. Parnell's History Podcast
  115. Peopletalk's Podcast
  116. Physics for future Presidents (Berkeley)
  117. Philosophy 103
  118. Philosophy 7 (Berkeley)
  119. Philosophy Bites
  120. the Philosophy Podcast
  121. Podcast history of cooking
  122. Podcasts on Medieval Texts (Virginia Tech)
  123. Podwatch
  124. Politics and Warfare (UCSD)
  125. Pope Podcast
  126. Prosperity show
  127. Radiolab (WNYC)
  128. Rav Dovid's
  129. Red Panda
  130. Redborne History
  131. Religion and Law in the US (UCSD HIUS 155A)
  132. Religion and Law in the US (UCSD HIUS 155B)
  133. Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean
  134. Replaceable You (Stanford)
  135. Rhetoric 10 (Berkeley)
  136. Rpgmp3
  137. Schlaflos in München
  138. Science Fiction and Politics
  139. Science Friday (NPR)
  140. Sex History Podcast
  141. Shrink Rap Radio
  142. Šimek 's Nachts (RVU)
  143. the Skeptics' Guide to the Universe
  144. Social Innovation Conversations
  145. Sonic Society
  146. Speaking of Faith (APM)
  147. Stanford U History
  148. Stem Cells: Policy and Ethics (Stanford)
  149. Sterke Geschiedenis
  150. Straight talk about stem cells (Stanford)
  151. Sunday Sundown
  152. Talking Robots
  153. TdF London
  154. Teaching American History
  155. TED Talks
  156. That Podcast Show
  157. Theories of Law and Society (Berkeley)
  158. the Things We Forgot To Remember
  159. Time Out for Truth
  160. Times Talks
  161. Tudorcast
  162. UCLA Israel Studies
  163. University Channel Podcast (aka UChannel Podcast)
  164. Veertien Achttien
  165. Volkskrant Podcasts
  166. We the People Stories
  167. Welcome to Mars
  168. What is Judaism?
  169. Wise Counsel
  170. the Word Nerds
  171. the Writing Show
  172. Wynyfryd's meditation room
  173. the Your History Podcast
  174. Your Purpose Centered Life
  175. zencast
  176. zoem
  177. האוניברסיטה המשודרת
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