25 Smart Video Podcasts That You Can Watch on Apple TV

Apple_tv_4_3Earlier this week, we discussed the recent release of Apple TV, the new gadget that lets you wirelessly download videos from iTunes to your cushy widescreen TV. For many consumers, the logical question to ask is whether there’s much to watch if they plunk down the $299 for the hardware. (Check it out in our Amazon store.) And our readers might particularly wonder whether there’s much in the way of cultural video. With these questions in mind, we’ve put together a sampling of worthwhile video podcasts (otherwise called “vodcasts”) that you can immediately start consuming with Apple TV. These videos can also be found in our podcast library.

  • Arts & Culture Vodcasts
    • New Yorker Cartoons iTunes Feed
      • Catch animated versions of The New Yorker’s famous cartoons.
    • Sonny Rollins Podcast iTunes Feed Web Site
      • A 12-part video podcast series (to be released in monthly installments) that introduces Sonny Rollins, one of our jazz greats.
    • Sundance Film Festival iTunes Web Site
      • Get behind the scenes coverage at the latest staging of the influential Sundance Film Festival.
  • Foreign Language Lessons
    • MyGermanClass.com Lernen Wir Deutsch! iTunes Feed Web Site
      • A series of educational and entertaining video podcasts that will teach you German.
    • Japanese Class iTunes Web Site
      • These videocasts from the Kyoto Japanese Language School use video to demonstrate how to writein Japanese.
  • News & Information
  • Science
    • Discovery Channel Video Podcasts iTunes Feed Web Site
      • A trove of video podcasts from Discovery. It includes Everest – Beyond the Limit (iTunes).
    • NASAcast iTunes Feed Web Site
      • A series of the latest videos from NASA.
    • National Geographic’s Wild Chronicles iTunes Feed Web Site
      • “See the natural world like never before through the eyes of National Geographic adventurers, scientists, researchers, and the extraordinary Crittercam.”
    • NOVA iTunes Feed Web Site
      • A series of short vodcasts from NOVA.
  • Technology
    • Adobe Creative Suite Video Podcast iTunes Feed Web Site
      • TerryWhite teaches you how to unlock the power of Creative Suite with visualexamples. Emphasis gets placed on inDesign and Photoshop.
    • InDigital iTunes Feed Web Site
      • A popular video podcast focusing on the latest gadgets and high-tech products.
    • GeekBrief.TV Video Podcast iTunes Feed Web Site
      • FeaturingCali Lewis, this “fast, fun and flirty” vodcast explores newsabout tech toys and tools. Generally very well reviewed by users.
    • Diggnation iTunes Feed Web Site
      • A weekly web culture podcast that focuses on the tops stories on Digg.com, the popular social content web site. Hosted by Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht.
  • University
    • INSEAD’s Leadercast iTunes Web Site
      • A series of video podcasts that come out of one of Europe’s elite business programs.
    • Stanford University
      • Modern Theoretical Physics: Quantum Entanglement iTunes Web Info
        • A cutting edge physics video course taught by Leonard Susskind, one of the leading figures in the field.
        • Hosted by Ted Koppel, this panel discussion focuses on the global challenges that we’re facing in this century. Panelists include: SupremeCourt Justice Anthony Kennedy, former Secretary of State GeorgeSchultz, former Secretary of Defense William Perry, Yahoo co-Founder

          Jerry Yang, and Stanford President John Hennessy, among others.

    • The University Channel iTunes Feed Web Site
      • Princetonhas assembled a collection of public affairs lectures, panels andevents from academic institutions all over the world. You can find

        lectures here from some of the world’s leading thinkers.

    If we’re missing anything great, please drop us a line.

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