infHere's a sample of the podcasts I've been listening to, yesterday and today. I wanted to share what I'm listening to, partly to get a milestone-like sense of where podcasting content as of May 2006.
These are downloaded from the Web, via my Bloglines account, and not in any order:
- Out of the Past, film noir discussions, looking hard at Sunset Blvd (1950).
- University Channel, aggregated campus talks: women and democracy after war, newspapers in the blog age. I wish these guys would realize that podcasts should be downloadable.
- This Week in Tech (TWiT), various.
- The latest Napoleon 101, which brings us up to 1796, and introduces Joséphine de Beauharnais. (My interview questions are coming, gents!)
I listen to more from my Odeo subscriptions, which I also download through Bloglines:
- Great discussions hosted by In Our Time about history, religion, philosophy
- Several IT Conversations shows, featuring Bruce Sterling on spimes, Ed Castronova on MMOG economies, Stephen Randall on mobile marketing, Doc Searls on syndication, and Gordon Chang on nuclear North Korea. Some of these are interviews conducted by the fine Moira Gunn. Alex Chapin reminded a crowd yesterday about the good value in this podcast series.
- Several Tales of Horror, including some fun, classic radio theater.
- Cory Doctorow reading his story, "Shadow of the Mothaship".
- Open Source on Stephen Colbert vs the Washington press corps, Jane Jacobs, and Al Gore. I should post to that show's blog soon, since they clearly pay attention to comments.
- Spacemusic shows DJ'd by the brilliant TC in Rotterdam.
- Various short shows on history from Engines of Our Ingenuity.
- A Wired podcast about net neutrality.
- Morocco Reflections, update.
I have other subscriptions, but those haven't offered new shows during the past two days.
How I listen to these: individual MP3s downloaded to my Tablet. I play them in my car as I drive (commuting from home to work, or to the airport and back), on plane flights, and when driving around the northeast for work (as I did yesterday).
I download podcasts at the office, or on the road when I have a fast connection. The home dialup is way too slow, except for smaller podcasts I download overnight - podcasting is affected by the bandwidth digital divide.
If I have time, maybe I should review one or more of these.
It might be useful to repeat this exercise.