Dennis D. McDonald (ddmcd@ddmcd.com) consults from Alexandria Virginia. His services include writing & research, proposal development, and project management. Follow him on Google+. He publishes on CTOvision.com and aNewDomain and volunteers with the Alexandria Film Festival. He is also on Linkedin. To subscribe to emailed updates about additions to this web site click here.

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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