Thursday, November 6, 2008

Anne is a Man on the weekend (8 November 2008)

From Friday until Sunday, you can expect a continuing stream of podcast reviews on Anne is a Man!

- Radiolab repeated its wonderful podcast about the 1938 War of the Worlds craze.
- Medicalhistory is an amateur podcast that attempts to teach aspects of the history of the Medical science and profession. My review will pay particular attention to the podcast issue featuring the ideas and impact of Michel Foucault
- The Word Nerds seem to publish in their shows in pairs. Again, after a long pause, two quick successive shows entered the feed. About Debate I wrote in the past week, next we will attend Story Telling
- With the economic crisis making us all feel pessimistic, Harvard's Business IdeaCast explores the possible good turns the economy will take during the hard times.
- Making History with Ran Levi - עושים היסטוריה paid attention to the life and work of Max Planck.

While you will be reading these reviews, I will be working on the next bunch.

I am thinking of posting another TED video. I am following a course at Yale, which is downloadable, yet not in an RSS feed and therefore, technically no podcast. I have a German podcast, I am not sure yet, what to write about (Junggesellenblog). I have been postponing for weeks on end to write again about Namaste Stories (recent episode: A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do) and UChannel (listening to a panel about India). Enough to look out for - I guess.

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BBC: pods and blogs - podcast review and source

Pods & Blogs is a short weekly podcast from BBC's radio 5. As with other BBC podcasts (such as In Our Time), this week's edition is available for download in the feed, the previous ones were removed already. The 24 minute program talks of notable blogs, podcasts and the on-line reality of today.

Although it is hard to fit Pods & Blogs in with the podcast categories I have devised and is carrying a different content than most of my regular podcasts, I have come to like it a lot and find it to be a great source of information. It sure helps to be in touch with the digital world at large, hear of other bloggers and podcasters (there are most of the time interviews with interesting bloggers and podcasters on this show), but most of all, I present it here as another source for finding new podcasts.

By all means, this is a light program. The tone of voice is easy-going and friendly bordering to the ironically humoristic. Also, the length of the show, 24 minutes (give or take 30 seconds) and a regular schedule (every week promptly), make it easy to pick up on, tune in and take away what you like. Whether it is about a Cameroonian who discovered podcast, the effect of the bloggosphere on the American elections and the latest fads on YouTube and Twitter.

More BBC:
In Our Time,
From Our Own Correspondent,
BBC History Magazine.

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