Saturday, March 28, 2009

Good listening

Tired of NPR?

Academic Earth provides a massive selection of college lectures (video and audio).

And crowdsources the best podcasts (with what I suspect is a bias for the sponsors').

But for pure daffy fascination, you can't beat In Our Time (, where Melvyn Bragg cracks the whip to get three academics to cover some random topic in history to his satisfaction.  It's like the New Yorker used to be.  You never know what you'll get when you open it, and you don't need to ask.  Just start listening; Melvyn knows what's good for you.

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