Podcasts For 2009

Here is a list of some of the podcasts I subscribe to and have found to provide me with a fairly good balance of education and entertainment. Many of these podcasts challenge my thinking, and keep my old brain alive.

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  • Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me!:
    NPR’s high-brow humor show largely based on current news events.
    [LINK]


  • The Onion Radio News:
    The number one source for disrespect.
    [LINK]


  • The Skeptics Guide to the Universe:
    The podcast that I most anticipate every week. A group of 4 or 5 skeptics take on bad science and poor reasoning in many domains.
    [LINK]


  • Reasonable Doubts:
    A skeptical podcast focusing on religion.
    [LINK]


  • The Atheist Experience:
    Though I’m agnostic, the arguments presented here are quite informative.
    [LINK]


  • ID The Future:
    This podcast is created by intelligent designers, and is a good source for the more sophisticated arguments (and fallacies) for the possibility of intelligent design.
    [LINK]


  • Point Of Inquiry:
    A bit annoyingly agenda-laden, but great interviews on skepticism and critical thinking.
    [LINK]


  • Skeptiod – A Critical Analysis of Pop Phenomena:
    A short weekly podcast on many skeptical topics.
    [LINK]


  • Philosophy Bites:
    Short podcasts on philosophers and general philosophical topics.
    [LINK]


  • In Our Time:
    A quality BBC podcast on the history of ideas.
    [LINK]


  • Brain Science Podcast:
    Ginger Campbell does an excellent job at making brain science accessible to simple minds such as my own. The topics range from anatomy to the philosophical implications of brain science.
    [LINK]


  • The Naked Scientists:
    A podcast on general science topics.
    [LINK]


  • NPR Science Friday Podcast:
    A quality podcast on science and its social implications.
    [LINK]


  • Science Talk:
    The podcast from Scientific American magazine.
    [LINK]


  • This American Life:
    True stories of human drama.
    [LINK]


  • Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History:
    Unique commentaries on history, largely focusing on pivotal military conquests and leaders.
    [LINK]


  • 60 Minutes:
    60 Minutes from CBS without the visual.
    [LINK]


  • The Economist:
    A very good source of global news with informative commentary.
    [LINK]


  • Escape Pod:
    My weekly fix of science fiction.
    [LINK]


  • PRI Selected Shorts Podcast:
    Classic short stories read by actors.
    [LINK]


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