Yale announced yesterday that it’s joining the podcast revolution, and they’re doing it with a little bit of ooomph. (If you have iTunes, click here to enter Yale’s collection. If you don’t, you can download it here from Apple for free.) What you’ll find on Yale iTunes are free lectures by Yale’s big hitters. You’ll find Vincent Scully talking about Philip Johnson’s architecture, John Gaddis giving us his spiel on the future of the Bush Administration, Madeline Albright praising the virtues of public service, and Tian Xu giving us the lowdown on the state of the human genome. As a parting thought, I guess this means that Harvard should be launching something some time soon. Days? weeks? months? It’s only a matter of time. We’ll keep an eye on it. In the meantime, load Yale’s finest on to your iPod and prosper.
Putting anything on Itunes U is like burying it. I must be the dumbest jerk on the planet so I cannot figure out how to download Yale's Intro to the New Testament from Itunes. It is sad because Yale's site was designed for ease of use but was VERY poorly implemented. It has terrible flaws and numerous omissions– but Itunes is a poor substitute. Its so called help is ridiculous.