Posts tagged ‘podcast’

Casting about

A few months ago, I got tired of the constant “media file error” messages Downcast was sending me and began looking for another iOS podcatcher. There are certain features I find essential in a podcatcher: Download control. Of the podcasts I subscribe to, some I listen to every episode of and others I listen to…


Wonderful world, beautiful people

I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned Sound Opinions here before. It’s a radio show recorded for Chicago’s main public radio station, WBEZ, syndicated around the country, and available as a podcast. I don’t listen to it every week—not all that interested in what the kids are listening to—but it often has a segment or two…


To be played at maximum volume

What better way to celebrate the Fourth than to listen to BBC Radio documentaries? I spent yesterday afternoon resetting bricks in the patio and listening to my iPod. First up was last week’s episode of In Our Time, the history/literature/philosophy/science/math Radio 4 series hosted by Melvyn Bragg. The topic was Athelstan: Athelstan, the grandson of…


Unintended Consequences of Math

I thought last week’s episode of In Our Time was particularly good, even though I already knew most of the facts presented and disagreed with much of the discussion of those facts. Actually, maybe I liked it because I disagreed with it. It gave me a lot to think about, which thinking I will now…