Dennis D. McDonald ( consults from Alexandria Virginia. His services include writing & research, proposal development, and project management.

Five Podcasts I'm Listening To Now

By Dennis D. McDonald

I skip around a lot in terms of listening to podcasts. I’m partial to history, technology, and the arts. Here are five I’ve been listening to regularly in recent months:

  • Escape Pod. Weekly reading of science fiction short stories. Some are good, some are weak, all are interesting. It’s great that people still write science fiction!
  • History According to Bob. Bite size chunks of history ranging from Ancient Rome to the Cold War. All I can say, as a lover of history, is “God Bless Professor Bob!” My recent favorite: his series on the Berlin Airlift.
  • Astronomy 161 - Introduction to Solar System Astronomy. College lectures on basic Astronomy. Even if you can’t follow everything it is amazing to contemplate what we have learned about our visible — and invisible — universe.
  • In Our Time With Melvyn Bragg. Melvyn drives his mostly academic guests through a well organized and thoughtful discussion of a smorgasbord of intellectual and historical topics ranging from Unicorns to Imaginary Numbers. Not for the faint of mind.
  • This Week In Google. Available in audio and video. I do the audio. Leo Laporte, a self confessed Android fanboy building his web based empire, joins guest hosts to discuss weekly Google- and cloud-related topics. Sometime gossipy but always informative.

 Copyright (c) 2010 by Dennis D. McDonald

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