Making Your Own Podcasts: Resources to Get You Started

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With all the recent talk about podcasts, you may have wondered how you can create your own. How can you record and distribute via podcast whatever valauble things you have to say? We have recently come across some helpful material that seemed worth highlighting for you.

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Philip Roth’s Everyman and Beyond

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Courtesy of the radio program Open Source, we get an intriguing and wideranging interview with Philip
Roth, where he talks candidly about his latest and 27th novel Everyman, a work that takes an existentially anguishing look at the end of life.

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A World Without Net Neutrality

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If you’re a savvy technologist, you’ve heard a lot about the debate over “net neutrality.” If you’re not, then you should get up to speed on the issue because it could change the face of the web as you know it.
Bill Moyers recently put together an excellent program looking at the Faustian bargain that Congress might soon be making.

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Open Culture Podcast Collection Gets Some Play on Diggnation Podcast

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Since we’re talking a lot about podcasts these days, it seemed reasonable to mention that our foreign language lesson podcasts got a little mention on the latest episode (#77) of Diggnation, the weekly podcast put out by Kevin Rose, founder of Digg.com, and Alex Albrecht.

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Philosophy Talk and Intelligent Design

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It’s not quite “Car Talk,” but it’s not terribly far away. Philosophy Talk, a weekly public radio program presented by two Stanford philosophy professors, offers a “down-to-earth and no-nonsense approach” to philosophy that’s engaging, if not entertaining. The show, which can be streamed from the web site, tends to range widely.

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Free Audiobooks for Your iPod

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This is just a quick heads up that we have added audiobook podcasts to our larger podcast collection. You’ll find here 40+ major literary and philosophical works. Mark Twain, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Friedrich Nietzsche, Franz Kafka, Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Allen Poe – they are all here, and the list will continue to grow.

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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

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Let’s go into Christmas on the right note, with a free podcast of Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol. (Find it here on iTunes.) Written in 1843, Dicken’s tale remains one of the most popular Christmas stories of all time. It gave us the indelible characters of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future.

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Thinking Humanity After Abu Ghraib – Conference Now Available on iTunes

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The Abu Ghraib prison scandal first exploded into public light in April 2004 when reports and photographs of torture were revealed in a daring New Yorker article written by Seymour Hersh.

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World-Changing Ideas on Demand: Princeton’s “University Channel”

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If you want to know what the world’s leading thinkers are saying, you’ll want to check out the University Channel.

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TIME Talks about You

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This past week, TIME Magazine named “you” — the one of many millions of web users — the person of the year. TIME’s current cover story
explains why the story of 2006 wasn’t one shaped by a “great man,” as
it usually is, but by a community of web users “on a scale never seen
before.

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