Open Culture’s YouTube Playlist

≡ Category: Video - Arts & Culture |1 Comment

This seemed like a logical follow up to our recent post “10 Signs of Intelligent Life at YouTube,” which highlighted some of the enriching video collections on YouTube.
Here’s a playlist that centralizes the YouTube videos that we’ve recently highlighted on our site.


10 Signs of Intelligent Life at YouTube (Smart Video Collections)

≡ Category: Google, Video - Arts & Culture |23 Comments”>Jacques

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(UPDATED: See 70 Signs of Intelligent Life at YouTube)
It’s been a constant lament that YouTube offers its users scant little intellectual content. And that content is itself hard to find.


10 Ways to Make Your iPod a Better Learning Gadget

≡ Category: Most Popular, Web/Tech |42 Comments

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The iPod can supercharge your learning. But it’s often a matter of finding the right software and content. Below, we’ve listed several new pieces of software that will let you suck more educational media (DVDs, web videos, audio files, etc.) into your iPod.


A Conversation with Benazir Bhutto

≡ Category: Current Affairs, Politics, Video - Politics/Society |2 Comments

Again, no commentary needed. Informative in many ways, Bhutto’s talk was taped at the Council on Foreign Relations in August. More info here.


Favorite Books of 2007

≡ Category: Books |1 Comment

Quick fyi: The book critics of The New York Times have selected their favorite books of 2007. These are the books that they mention to friends, or recommend that you take on vacation. You’ll find here 30 good reads in all.
Now how about your favorite book of ’07? Share them with other Open Culture readers and list them in the comments below.


Landing on the Moon: July 20, 1969

≡ Category: Science, Video - Science |2 Comments”>look

Great historical footage. No commentary really needed. (If you want to see the liftoff, look here.


Christmas Audio Tales: Orson Welles’ Christmas Carol (and More)

≡ Category: Audio Books |2 Comments

Let me serve up a quick few bits of audio for the holiday.
Let’s start with a free podcast of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. 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.


How Did Hannibal Cross the Alps?: The #2 Podcast on iTunesU

≡ Category: MIT, Uncategorized |1 Comment

During a week when university podcasts received widespread attention (thanks to a very popular article in the NY Times), we’ve kept a close eye on the high-ranking podcasts on iTunesU. Quite consistently, one podcast — How Did Hannibal Cross the Alps? — has ranked at the top.


Andy, Are You Goofing on Apple?

≡ Category: Apple, Comedy |Leave a Comment

Fake Steve Jobs, a wildly popular blog written by Daniel Lyons, an editor at Forbes, has been goofing on the real Steve Jobs all year. And now things have taken an odd turn. During the same week that Apple apparently shut down (an Apple rumor site) in exchange for cash, Apple may be applying similar pressure to Fake Steve Jobs.


Ten Discoveries That Rewrote History

≡ Category: Books |2 Comments

Here are a few facts to know about the adventurous Patrick Hunt. He’s a Stanford archaeologist who has spent more than a decade trying to unravel the mystery of how Hannibal, the great ancient military leader, crossed the Alps in 218 BCE with 25,000 men and 37 elephants.


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