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Post by Kopio » Mon Oct 09, 2006 10:08 pm

So.....I'm a hip iPod slinging guy now!! I really enjoy podcasts. I am able to listen to all of my favorite radio talk shows that I can't always listen to cuz I'm driving at the wrong time of day, and I love the video podcasts.

What I want to know is...do you guys have a favorite podcast that I should subscribe to?? I really like Strong Bad E-mails, Ask a Ninja, and there's a few theological podcasts I like too. So....what are your favorites??

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Post by annis » Tue Oct 10, 2006 12:27 pm

For the most part, I move back and forth among various podcasts. Many people run out of energy after a few months and the podcast ends.

The one podcast I listen to religiously is In Our Time from the BBC. I'd recommend looking through the archives, too.
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Post by cdm2003 » Tue Oct 10, 2006 2:18 pm

You may probably, already well know this, but YLE Finland now offers Nuntii Latini as a podcast. I do know what annis is talking about though: a lot of good podcasts peter out after a few weeks or months, so I move back and forth between good ones as well. I tend to sit down at the computer from time to time, listen to a minute or two of some random ones, and then download whatever sounds interesting. Otherwise, I don't listen to any regularly.

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Post by edonnelly » Tue Oct 10, 2006 10:33 pm

This may not be your cup of tea, but there's a great money guy who has a daily radio show and puts one hour on his website as a podcast for free. He gives very good, conservative financial advice (get out of debt, etc):

http://daveramsey.com/radio/home/

He also likes to throw in some of his Christian philosophy, too.
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Post by easternugget » Tue Oct 10, 2006 10:51 pm

Haha, Ask A Ninja is great stuff. What Theological Podcasts do you listen to? (I havne't really explored the Podcast world, but am curious to what might be considered good)

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Post by Carola » Thu Oct 12, 2006 12:32 am

I am also a Podcast fan - no more boring bus rides!
My favourites are some of the classical music ones - Naxos music & NACO are both good with plenty of reviews and discussion about music. The Archaeology channel puts out one which often has items of interest to us "ancient history" fans. I also like the New Scientist podcast and the ABC radio's "Star Stuff".
What is the BBC's "In Our Time" podcast about? As William A recommends it, it is probably very good! As for the financial ones - I get enough of that all day at work, thank you!
Are there any others of interest to geeks like us? :D

(Later edit - just looked up "In Our Time" - MUST HAVE!!! I have now subscribed. Thanks William)
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Post by William » Thu Oct 12, 2006 1:42 am

edonnelly wrote:This may not be your cup of tea, but there's a great money guy who has a daily radio show and puts one hour on his website as a podcast for free.
He's awesome. I listen to his podcasts whenever I can. Everyone who feels powerless when it comes to money should read Total Money Makeover.

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Post by Carola » Thu Oct 12, 2006 2:05 am

William wrote:
edonnelly wrote:This may not be your cup of tea, but there's a great money guy who has a daily radio show and puts one hour on his website as a podcast for free.
He's awesome. I listen to his podcasts whenever I can. Everyone who feels powerless when it comes to money should read Total Money Makeover.

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Maybe I should get some of my clients to listen to this! I am still trying to get that most simple financial rule into their heads: spending twice as much as your business makes = going broke!
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Post by cdm2003 » Thu Oct 12, 2006 11:15 pm

William wrote:
edonnelly wrote:This may not be your cup of tea, but there's a great money guy who has a daily radio show and puts one hour on his website as a podcast for free.
He's awesome. I listen to his podcasts whenever I can. Everyone who feels powerless when it comes to money should read Total Money Makeover.

WB
Actually, I would suggest, if it's straight financial advice that you want, that you take a listen to The Motley Fool's weekly podcast. They give very sound advice without the awkward blending of Jesus, finances, and neo-Con politics that Ramsey spouts. Of course, if you're the "Rick Santorum for Senate" type, then by all means, Ramsey is for you. :D

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Post by William » Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:12 am

Actually, I would suggest, if it's straight financial advice that you want, that you take a listen to The Motley Fool's weekly podcast. They give very sound advice without the awkward blending of Jesus, finances, and neo-Con politics that Ramsey spouts. Of course, if you're the "Rick Santorum for Senate" type, then by all means, Ramsey is for you.
That's funny...I'm fairly liberal and Ramsey never offends me. He does talk about God but I don't think he's proselytizing. Interesting...

Thanks for the Motley Fool tip!

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Post by Kopio » Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:13 am

easternugget wrote:Haha, Ask A Ninja is great stuff. What Theological Podcasts do you listen to? (I havne't really explored the Podcast world, but am curious to what might be considered good)
Well, really they aren't theological per se....but they are a couple of Christian talk show that I like. One is Key Life with Steve Brown, the other is Chuck Swindoll's Insight for Living. Swindoll is a meat and potatoes DTS guy, Steve Brown is my favorite antinomian, who happens to teach out of Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, FL. His questions and answers have always been my favorite, because he really shoots off the cuff.

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Post by cdm2003 » Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:45 am

William wrote:
That's funny...I'm fairly liberal and Ramsey never offends me. He does talk about God but I don't think he's proselytizing. Interesting...

Thanks for the Motley Fool tip!

WB
I hope I didn't offend you or anyone with my own comment about him...I realize looking back at it that it reads more harshly than I intended. I didn't mean to condemn him or his advice outright on account of his beliefs...he's just not my personal cup of tea. :)

As for theological podcasts, wouldn't it be a swell idea if someone could interest Benedict XVI in catching up to modern technology? Modeled along the lines of Roosevelt's "fire-side chats," we could have "papal-casting"... weekly programming straight from St. Peter's (in Latin of course!). 8)

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Post by William » Fri Oct 13, 2006 1:15 am

cdm2003 wrote:I hope I didn't offend you or anyone with my own comment about him...I realize looking back at it that it reads more harshly than I intended. I didn't mean to condemn him or his advice outright on account of his beliefs...he's just not my personal cup of tea. :)
Hey Chris...no worries! It's all good. I'll report back to you after I've heard some Motley Fool.

Cheers!
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Post by Bert » Fri Oct 13, 2006 1:27 am

cdm2003 wrote: "papal-casting"...
I'm not sure if it was intentional but this appears a bit irreverent in a funny sort of way. Like "Papa-poo."

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Post by cdm2003 » Fri Oct 13, 2006 4:01 pm

Bert wrote:
cdm2003 wrote: "papal-casting"...
I'm not sure if it was intentional but this appears a bit irreverent in a funny sort of way. Like "Papa-poo."
Not irreverent...just aliterative. :D
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Post by annis » Fri Oct 13, 2006 11:45 pm

Kopio wrote:Ask a Ninja,
Um... huh.

Last week I was at a friend's birthday party, and someone there was complaining about Talk Like a Pirate Day. He felt that at the opposite end of the year there should be a Talk Like a Ninja day, where all you can say is "..." and "an occasional '*snick*'"

This ninja doesn't follow that school.
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Post by annis » Sat Oct 14, 2006 1:23 am

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Post by Kynetus Valesius » Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:35 pm

Some of my favorite podcasts are :

1. For Learning English (ESL) if you are at least already an "advanced beginner" - there is a very small fee for the printable study guides but the podcasts themselves are free. This site was created by a retired professor of linguistics and is truly professionally designed.

www.eslpod.com


2. For learning French from the fundaments on up. There is an audio portion (podcast) and written study guide for each lesson. This is produced by professional language texbook producers from the UK. It is still free

http://www.learnfrenchbypodcast.com/

3. For people who already know French but would like educate their ears. A transcript is always available but only for the most recent podcast.

http://www.frenchpodcasting.com/

4. For people who already know quite a bit of Spanish but need more listening practice, you can't beat this site :

http://www.miunicast.com/

5. BBC also produces some excellent podcasts for learners of several languages including English, French and Spanish. Just do a google like this for example "learn french bbc".

Now if only some smart latin teachers would start podcasting Latin lessons, wouldn't it be great? Sounds like a project for the Classics League!
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