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April 13, 2015

50 Best Podcasts You Can Learn From

best50podcasts.jpgSince we launched our LearnOutLoud.com Podcast Directory back in September of 2005, we've featured 100s of podcasts in our Free Resource of the Day Emails. We've seen great new podcasts rise to the top, and many more podcasts fade away into oblivion. We even had our moment in the sunshine with many of our very own LearnOutLoud.com Podcasts being featured and awarded in the iTunes Podcast Directory. After 10 years of podcasting history and to commemorate our LearnOutLoud.com 10th Anniversary, we've put together this list of the 50 best podcasts you can learn from. Over the years we've tried to seek out great podcasts that might not be the top ranked podcasts on iTunes, but nevertheless are amazing educational resources. Listen and subscribe to some of the best of the best podcasts from the first decade of podcasting! We've tried to rank them according to which podcasts are best!

1. Inspiring Words of Encouragement Podcast

There's not much motivational content on our site that can rival Zig Ziglar's Inspiring Words of Encouragement Podcast. Ziglar passed away in 2012 at the age of 86, and we must feature his podcast which includes 300 individual podcast episodes from the audio archives of Zig Ziglar! Listen to podcasts on Wisdom, Hope, Faith, Gratitude, Overcoming Fear, Discipline and Commitment, Success, Emotions and Attitudes, Values, Persistence, Happiness, Goals, Positive Thinking, Relationships, Forgiveness, Sales Advice, Parental Wisdom, Ethical Leadership, Love and Romance, and we could go on and on and on. Each of the podcasts has a description below it, so it should be easy to pick out ones in the areas you need motivation. Listen to one of the greatest motivators of all time with over 9 years of podcasts from Zig Ziglar! Note: It may take a moment to load because the podcast feed is quite massive.

2. Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Podcast

Since 2005 a group at Stanford University has been podcasting talks from some of the most successful people in business and technology. The speaker generally gives an overview of their experiences as an entrepreneur along with advice for anyone looking to start a business. On this podcast you'll hear from such thought leaders as Sal Khan of the Khan Academy, author Guy Kawasaki, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, and people from Google, Yahoo, and dozens of other companies you're probably familiar with. They have all their podcasts up on the feed going back ten years! Learn from these successful business & technology thought leaders.

3. Oprah.com's Spiritual Channel Podcast

In 2008 Oprah Winfrey launched a series of podcasts. Her first and most popular podcast featured Eckhart Tolle teaching a 10-part course on his book A New Earth. That podcast has since become Oprah.com's Spiritual Channel Podcast and she continues to update it with interviews she conducted on her Soul Series on Oprah Radio and other spiritual audio programs from Oprah.com. Now on the podcast you'll find hour-long Oprah interviews with spiritual teachers such as Wayne Dyer, Elizabeth Lesser, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Larry Dossey, Byron Katie, and many other teachers and bestselling authors in the field of spiritual growth. And of course the Eckhart Tolle 10-part course is still on the podcast. These podcasts are available on MPEG-4 audio & video and can be played through Quicktime or iTunes.

4. 1 Year Daily Audio Bible Podcast

Want to get through the entire Bible in a year? This podcast will take you through the entire Bible in 365 separate podcasts to be listened to over the next year. Each podcast is read by Nashville, TN based record producer Brian Hardin. Instead of going through the Bible chronologically, he selects four different passages for each podcast, which go through books of the Old and New Testament simultaneously, along with a Proverb and a Psalm. If you'd like to read the Bible more, but can't find the time of day, then try listening to the entire Bible in one year with the Bible In a Year Podcast.

5. Frontline Audiocast - PBS Podcast

The PBS Frontline series are some of the best documentaries available on public television, but it's often difficult to carve out time to sit down and watch them. Now Frontline has released a group of their documentaries as audio podcasts and they actually work really well as just audio. Since most of the Frontline documentaries feature talking heads interviews along with narration they don't really require the visual component. Also Frontline has done the service of inserting audio of the name of the person who is talking before each interview. Each podcast runs about an hour.

6. Zencast Podcast

Zencast has been offering Zen Buddhism teachings on podcast for many, many years now and the great thing is they've kept almost all their podcasts up on their feed so each of them can still be downloaded. They're now up to over 400 podcasts! Zencast host Gil Fronsdal teaches many classes. Other frequent speakers on Zencast include Joseph Goldstein, Tara Brach, and Jack Kornfield. These podcasts are essential listening for anyone looking to learn more about Zen Buddhism. Caution: This feed is huge so it may take time to load.

7. Grammar Girl's Quick & Dirty Tips for Better Writing Podcast

Grammar Girl's Quick & Dirty Tips for Better Writing is a podcast devoted to helping listeners improve their writing skills. Taking a nuts and bolts approach, these short podcasts clarify common errors in English grammar in precise detail. If you've ever wondered whether or not you should use lie or lay in a sentence, or if that comma splice was used correctly, this podcast will give you the answers. Listen to the latest podcasts from Grammar Girl Mignon Fogarty. And her podcasts started an empire. Check out more Quick and Dirty Tips Podcasts.

8. TEDTalks Podcast

One of the first podcasts we ever featured! The TEDTalks Podcast features key talks from the TED Conference covering the latest ideas in Technology, Entertainment, Design, Business, Science, and other areas. Many years later and they're still featuring new talks every week so you may want to subscribe to this one.

9. BMA: Black Media Archive Podcast

Listen to hundreds of podcasts from notable African and African-American speakers. The Black Media Archive Podcast has collected a wide range of multi-media including speeches, archival video, movies, music, and more. They feature speeches from Malcolm X, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Fannie Lou Hamer, James Baldwin, Barbara Jordan, Ossie Davis, Langston Hughes, and dozens of other influential black leaders over the course of the past 100 years. (Note: They have quite a large podcast feed so it may take a moment for it to load on our site, but it's worth the wait.)

10. 12 Byzantine Rulers: The History of The Byzantine Empire Podcast

With the History of the Byzantine Empire Podcast, Lars Brownworth examines the 12 rulers that have come to represent a unique era in Roman history; a period marked by decline. With an excellent handle on the subject and concise delivery, Brownsworth devotes each episode to an Emperor; describing the man, how he came to power, how he ruled, and what his legacy was thereafter. When taken as a whole, each bite-sized character profile tells the overall story of the Roman Empire as it struggled to survive during the middle ages.

11. Plato - The Republic Podcast

The Republic by Plato is one of the most influential works of philosophy in history. In the form of Socratic dialogue, Plato's teacher and protagonist Socrates sets out to find an answer to the question: "What is justice?". Along the way Socrates discusses the ideal city-state and his theory of forms, which includes his famous allegory of the cave. This podcast contains all eleven books of The Republic unabridged. It is read by the professional British narrator Patrick Horgan and is available on MP3 download.

12. NPR: Fresh Air Podcast

What podcast list would be complete without NPR's Fresh Air?! In 2007 NPR started offering their popular radio show Fresh Air for free as a podcast. Host Terry Gross has been interviewing persons in arts & entertainment and other fields for over 40 years now. Currently on the feed the podcasts go back about three months.

13. Sounds True: Insights at the Edge Podcast

Listen to the best podcast yet from the publisher Sounds True! In this podcast Tami Simon, founder of Sounds True, interviews spiritual teachers, visionary writers, and living luminaries about their newest work and current challenges of their inner inquiry and outer contribution to the world. Subscribe to this great podcast today!

14. English as a Second Language Podcast

This podcast is for anyone who wants to improve their English listening and speaking. Their podcast feed features their regular show which covers vocabulary in a variety of situations and also their English Cafe podcast which includes English discussion on various topics to help listening comprehension. Learning Guides, which include transcripts, can be downloaded on their site ESLpod.com. The ESL Podcast is hosted by Dr. Jeff McQuillan, former professor of applied linguistics and education. For anyone looking to learn English, this is one of the best free resources available on the web. They're now up to over 1000 podcasts!

15. Seminars About Long Term Thinking Podcast

From The Long Now Foundation comes this fascinating series of Seminars About Long Term Thinking. Podcasts on the feed include CEO Philip Rosedale talking about the game Second Life, Chris Anderson talking about The Long Tail, founder and president of Wikipedia Jimmy Wales speaking on vision, author Jared Diamond discussing his book Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, writer Bruce Sterling speaking about The Singularity, musician Brian Eno chatting with Will Wright (creator of the video game "The Sims" and forthcoming "Spore"), and dozens of other interesting podcasts on topics like climate change, human life extension, etc. Have a listen to over a decade of podcasts!

16. Heart of Darkness Audiobook Podcast

Joseph Conrad's classic novella Heart of Darkness has recently been made available for free on audio download. LoudLit.org and LiteralSystems have produced this professional sounding audio book that is narrated by Tom Franks. Listen to the highly symbolic tale of Marlow's journey down the Congo River. This unabridged audio book is available on MP3 Download from and can also be subscribed to as a podcast.

17. History According to Bob Podcast

For many years now, Bob Packett has serviced the world with his podcast, History According to Bob! This retired history professor operating out of Kansas explores a large canvas - from the smallest historical artifacts to decade-spanning cultural upheaval with the sort of down-home, approachable style that is the earmark of a great teacher.

18. Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac Podcast

The Writer's Almanac Podcast hosted by Garrison Keillor is a wonderful way to start your day. Though well known already for being the figurehead of NPR's "A Prairie Home Companion", Keillor has been offering this daily dose of poetry and history for many years as well. Each episode typically begins with a note on a person or event that has shaped a given day in history, followed by a poem rendered in Keillor's peerless style. Enjoy!

19. Inside Out Weight Loss Podcast

Listen to this podcast from Personal Life Media hosted by leading diet and weight-loss coach Renee Stephens. Renee features over 250 podcasts on her feed and she encourages listeners to start with the first podcast which covers her personal story of how she overcame compulsive overeating along with the methods of weight loss she'll be using in the podcast. Instead of focusing on a diet plan or what you should or shouldn't be eating or doing, Renee focuses on transforming the mind so that you can in turn transform your body. Using techniques such as Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Hypnotherapy, and Positive Psychology, Renee teaches listeners how to lose weight from the "inside out". She does multi-part podcasts on How to Eat, Exercise Motivation, Intent-ful Eating, Fixing a "Broken" Metabolism, and much more. Enjoy this epic podcast on weight loss!

20. Great Speeches in History Podcast

After all these years still our most popular LearnOutLoud.com podcast! Our Great Speeches in History Podcast showcases classic speeches from great orators throughout history. Featuring great speeches like the "I Have a Dream" speech, the Gettysburg Address, and many more famous speeches. Please download, listen, and subscribe to our popular podcast!

21. A Tale of Two Cities Podcast

Check out this free unabridged professional recording of A Tale of Two Cities, released by Literal Systems. Listen to this sweeping historical novel set in London and Paris around the time of the French Revolution. The audio quality is top notch and Jane Ayer's narration is superb. This classic 14-hour audio book is available on MP3 download as a podcast from Literal Systems.

22. The History of Rome Podcast

After five years of podcasting The History of Rome Podcast, host Mike Duncan has completed the entire history of the rise and fall of the Rome. In his 179th and final episode he talks about the journeys through Roman history that he has taken in the podcast. This podcast is one of the most popular podcasts on our site with a 4.6 star rating out of over 40 ratings and many glowing reviews. All 179 podcast episodes are up on the feed. Get hooked on the history of Rome! The History of Rome Podcast is a chronological attempt to trace the rise, decline and fall of the Roman Empire. Starting with Rome's founding by the mythical twins Romulus and Remus, this series hosted by Mike Duncan is an ongoing account of the people and events that shaped the western world. A must for any student of history and an invaluable resource for anyone that needs a ground level survey of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire.

23. The EntreLeadership Podcast

Dave Ramsey is a bestselling financial author and radio host, and his team runs one of the most popular business podcasts on iTunes, The EntreLeadership Podcast. The podcast is hosted by Chris LoCurto, who conducts excellent interviews with today's top business authors and leaders. At the beginning of each episode you'll hear a lesson from Dave Ramsey himself. After the lesson LoCurto conducts an interview, and currently on the feed you can listen to interviews with leadership experts like John C. Maxwell, Robin Robins, Patrick Lencioni, Stephen M.R. Covey, Jim Collins, Tony Dungy, Tony Hseih, and, of course, Dave Ramsey. Get great business advice from over 90 podcasts dating back to 2011!

24. Meditation Peace: Free Guided Meditation Exercises Podcast

The Meditation Society of Australia provides this series of podcasts featuring several guided meditations. These well-directed meditations focus on a specific subject matter and are accompanied by music. The narrator also provides many meditative insights along the way. Enjoy these free meditations from the Meditation Society of Australia.

25. Vanity Fair's Writers Reading Podcast

Vanity Fair's Writers Reading Podcast features many of today's best authors reading from their latest books. They haven't updated the feed in a while, but currently on the podcast feed you'll hear award-winning prison journalist Wilbert Rideau read from his book In the Place of Justice, Norris Church Mailer reading from her memoir about her life with her husband Norman Mailer, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Garry Wills reading from his new book Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency and the National Security State, Jonathan Safran Foer on his first nonfiction work exploring factory farming entitled Eating Animals, and many other highly respected writers including Augusten Burroughs, Tracy Kidder, Taylor Branch, Gay Talese, Jay McInerney, and more.

26. Dan Carlin's Hardcore History Podcast

In his own irreverent style Dan Carlin attacks the historical record in the Hardcore History Podcast. Each month, Carlin selects a different topic or person in history, spanning from the ancient to the present depending upon his mood, and brings his humorous and sometimes provocative opinion to bear on it. The editorial tone Carlin takes is usually funny, and while some of what he argues is controversial, his command of the subject can never be questioned.

27. SermonIndex Classics Podcast

Listen to these podcasts from SermonIndex. These podcasts cover many aspects of Christianity and Christian Living, including sermons from Billy Graham, Corrie Ten Boom, Jim Cymbala, David Wilkerson, Zac Poonen, Keith Green, A.W. Tozer, Duncan Campbell, Ian Paisley, Leonard Ravenhill, and many other popular preachers from throughout the 20th century. For more free classic sermons check out the offerings we feature from Sermon Index.

28. NPR: Intelligence Squared U.S. Podcast

One of the best things to listen to on audio is a debate. The full rhetoric comes through in the speakers, making it very exciting to listen to. NPR has created a debate podcast where they confront controversial topics. They've been podcasting these debates since 2007 and they have one a month. The podcast feed goes back about six months. Have a listen to these fantastic debates.

29. The Masters of The Secret Podcast

This podcast features conversations with teachers that were featured in the movie The Secret. Bill Harris, director of the Centerpointe Research Institute, conducts the conversations which cover the spiritual and practical applications of the law of attraction by the teachers that are interviewed. The teachers included in this podcast are John Assaraf, Hale Dwoskin, Joe Vitale, Jack Canfield, Dr. Michael Beckwith, Lisa Nichols, and James Ray.

30. Healthy Living Radio Podcast

Browse over 400 podcasts covering just about every imaginable aspect of health! This podcast from the Cooper Aerobics Center and Cooper Institute in Dallas, Texas features over 400 healthy living podcasts going to back to 2005. Many of them feature Dr. Ken Cooper, also known as the "father of aerobics", who introduced the world to the concept of aerobics with his 1968 book Aerobics. Since that time he's authored dozens of books and created the Cooper Aerobics Center and Cooper Institute for health and wellness research. This podcast features numerous members of the Cooper Institute including Dr. Cooper, Dr. Tedd Mitchell, Dr. Abram Eisenstein, and Dr. Nina Radford talking about a wide variety of topics including cancer prevention, vitamins, exercise, weight loss, heart disease, depression, and many, many more health topics. They also interview a lot of experts on health. For example on Oct. 8, 2007 they interviewed Dr. John J. Ratey, author of Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain. And on Feb. 27, 2006 they interviewed Dr. Daniel G. Amen on brain health. Dr. Amen authored the bestselling book Making a Good Brain Great. So much amazing healthy living information on one podcast that we are embarrassed we haven't featured yet!

31. Jung Podcast

This podcast is devoted to the understanding of the analytical psychology of the great Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung. Jungian analyst John Betts (who graduated from the International School of Analytical Psychology in Zurich, Switzerland) introduces listeners to Carl Jung's theories of the structure of the psyche, the Anima & Animus, the Persona, Jungian dream interpretation, active imagination, individuation, and more! John Betts is incredibly lucid and articulate in describing these theories, providing real life examples and quoting Jung and other Jungians as he goes along. It's basically a course on Jung, and one would do best to start with Betts' first podcasts and work his or her way through them.

32. Take Control of Your Career and Your Life with Marcus Buckingham Podcast

Listen to or watch this podcasted class offered by Oprah.com, featuring bestselling author Marcus Buckingham. This eight-step course explores finding fulfillment in your career. Marcus Buckingham guides 29 students that are seeking personal success in their business and life. Throughout the course Marcus teaches you how to leverage your strengths and minimize your weaknesses. This podcast is available on audio & video download (for some reason the streaming doesn't seem to be working too well). Enjoy the course!

33. The History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps Podcast

Philosophy Professor Peter Adamson hosts a series of 20 minute philosophical history lessons that endeavor to provide listeners with a more rounded approach to the subject. While Adamson does offers his expert analysis on titans like Plato, Aristotle, Augustine and other well-known thinkers, he also focuses equal scrutiny on Islamic figures such as al-Ghazali, or the Jewish mystics that contributed to Kabbalistic thought. In sum, the series offers a thorough, ever-growing and ultimately even-handed overview of how the major philosophical (and corresponding religious) traditions developed throughout human history.

34. Joyce Meyer Radio Podcast

Listen to Christian author and speaker Joyce Meyer deliver talks from her TV & radio ministry. In many podcasts, she discusses busyness and how to confront time management from a Biblical perspective. Enjoy these podcasts which go back over four months!

35. iTunes: Meet the Author Podcast

A wide array of contemporary authors are joined by special moderators in the Meet the Author podcast series presented by Apple. Authors of the latest best-selling fiction and non-fiction books converge on the Apple Store in New York City for a lively discussion on their latest works, as well as a Q&A period from the in-store audience. Guests in the growing interview archive include Neil Gaiman, David Sedaris, Tim Ferriss, James Patterson, George R.R. Martin and more!

36. Music and the Brain Audio Podcast

Watch or listen to this great series from the Library of Congress on streaming video or audio podcast. Project chair Kay Redfield Jamison convenes scientists and scholars, composers, performers, theorists, physicians, psychologists, and other experts to talk about cognitive neuroscience and music. Here are some of the lectures in the series: "The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature": In this short talk, author Daniel Levitin suggests that in human history music came before language, and that throughout history music has almost always been accompanied by movement. "Depression and Creativity Symposium": Kay Redfield Jamison, Dr. Terence Ketter, and Dr. Peter Whybrow take a look at depression and bipolar disorder and their possible connection to creativity. They specifically discuss artists like Vincent van Gogh, Robert Schumann, and Felix Mendelssohn. "The Mind of an Artist": Cognitive psychologist Michael Kubovy and composer Judith Shatin suggest that language and music are very closely related in the brain, and Kubovy shows findings on the brain's reaction to different types of music in comparison to the cognition of language. "Music, Criminal Behavior, and Crime Prevention": Norman Middleton of the Library of Congress Music Division starts the lecture with providing examples of how music has been used in regards to preventing crime and treating criminals. Then Dr. Jacqueline Helfgott talks about ways of discouraging criminal activity and anti-social behavior through the use of music in different environments. "Wellness and Growth: Acoustic Medicine and Music Therapy": Jayne Standley, director of the Music Therapy Program at Florida State University, introduces music therapy and the many ways it has been applied in the medical profession while showing video examples of successful music therapy. Enjoy these and many more lectures on "Music and the Brain" in this series of talks from the Library of Congress.

37. NPR Series: Books That Changed the World Podcast

This podcast is certain to get you interested in some of the books that have had the most impact in global history. Grove/Atlantic published a series of books by prominent writers focusing on the most significant works of literature that introduced groundbreaking ideas and altered the course of human history. This NPR series features 30-minute interviews that were conducted over time with the authors of all these books on NPR's Talk of the Nation program hosted by Neal Conan and featuring live callers from across the United States.

38. The Forum at Grace Cathedral Podcast

San Francisco's Grace Cathedral has long hosted a series of Forum discussions with special guests that are on the cutting edge of faith-based work. Grace's current Dean, Jane Shaw, hosts guests on a wide range of topics, with a current emphasis placed on how the arts have impacted our understanding of the nature of God. Recent talks have tackled the current state of interfaith relations, the history of religious architecture, the meaning of money, music's role in spiritual expression, and the question of where religion is headed as humanity dives into an increasingly pluralistic modern world. Always thought-provoking, Shaw and her guests take on each topic with a welcoming, inquisitive spirit that invites everyone into the discussion at hand. Guests currently on the feed include Michael Pollan, Sandra Day O'Connor, Dinesh D'Souza, T.C. Boyle, Matthew Fox, Elaine Pagels, Rob Bell, Jim Wallis, and many other distinguished guests.

39. HBO: Real Time with Bill Maher Podcast

One of the most popular podcasts in our podcast directory is HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher Podcast. Host and comedian Bill Maher features a panel of guests discussing current events in politics. There is a week-long delay on the audio podcast from when the show airs, and they currently feature the previous 7 episodes on the podcast feed, along with some extra material from each show that wasn't aired on HBO.

40. Change Nation Podcast

The Change Nation Podcast features interviews with leading experts and inspirational speakers about ways individuals can make positive changes in their personal and professional lives. Host Ariane De Bonvoisin talks with authors and speakers and other great teachers of change. Topics covered include getting organized, starting a business, finding a job, nurturing a relationship, getting fit, eating right, and much, much more. Ariane is an excellent host and many recent interviews are available as both audio & video podcasts. Definitely check out this podcast and you might also want to check out Ariane De Bonvoisin's site: www.first30days.com.

41. Catalyst Podcast

The Catalyst Podcast features an impressive collection of many podcast interviews with leadership authors and experts in the areas of business and church ministry. It stems from the Catalyst Conference which is a Christian leadership conference that features many of the speakers that are interviewed on the podcast. Become a better leader in every area of your life with the Catalyst Podcast.

42. Gary Renard Podcast

Listen to the Gary Renard Podcast co-hosted by professional voice artist Gene Bogart as he talks with author Gary Renard about the ideas in his books such as The Disappearance of the Universe and Your Immortal Reality. Renard's books draw heavily from the ideas of A Course in Miracles and he provides insight into many teachings from A Course in Miracles in these podcasts. Renard has been podcasting for years now and there are now over fifty podcast episodes to listen to. Check them out!

43. UCSF Mini Medical School Audio Podcast

UCSF Mini Medical School Video Podcast

In this series from the University of California, San Francisco, faculty members and other nationally-recognized experts give the latest findings on a variety of health and medical related topics. Learn the latest in medical research from the University of California, San Francisco with these audio & video podcasts.

44. The Potter's Touch Audio Podcast

The Potter's Touch Video Podcast

With The Potter's Touch Podcast on audio & video, Bishop T.D. Jakes brings an empowering message to his audience on how God wants us to succeed in life. Using a forceful, energetic delivery that can't help but stir an audience, Jakes has become one of the leading voices in a modern evangelical movement that is focused on delivering a biblically-based call to take responsibility for one's life. With a no-nonsense style that doesn't take a minute for excuses, Jakes teaches that with God's help, we can overcome the inner and outer demons that are holding us back from becoming what we were always meant to be.

45. Philosophy: The Classics Podcast

In this podcast, British author Nigel Warburton reads from his book Philosophy: The Classics (now in its 3rd edition). The book examines and summarizes 27 classic works of philosophy. Currently on the podcast feed, Warburton reads chapters from his book summarizing classics such as Plato's The Republic, Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, Boethius' The Consolation of Philosophy, Machiavelli's The Prince, and Descartes' Meditations. His introductions to these works are clear and concise, and his narration is adequate for the material. Subscribe to this work of philosophical generosity.

46. Revealing World Religions Podcast

Revealing World Religions Podcast is offered by ThinkingStrings.com and features the narrated text of Revealing World Religions by Dr. Cynthia Eller of Montclair State University. This podcasted audio book features these 10 modules covering many of the World's Religions. All of these are currently available on the feed and work as introductions to these religious traditions.

47. Love Language Minute with Dr. Gary Chapman Podcast

Noted relationship counselor Gary Chapman hosts these short daily insights based on his bestselling book The Five Love Languages . Each episode is under a minute and touches on the various barriers people face in the way they communicate their feelings with one another. Framed within a spiritual perspective, these podcasts offer valuable tips on how to speak more freely and love more fully.

48. Serial Podcast

iTunes has announced their picks for the best podcasts of 2014 and their pick for the best new podcast is Serial Podcast. Here's a little bit about this compelling podcast that everyone is talking about. As one of the main creative forces behind NPR's radio program "This American Life", journalist Sarah Koenig has worked for decades bringing the the every day stories of real people to the level of an art form. Starting as a This American Life spinoff, Koenig and fellow producer Julie Snyder created the Serial Podcast as a means to tell one true life story over the course of several episodes. Each episode ends on something like a cliff-hanger and given the real-life nature of what is explored, the ending is unpredictable. In the inaugural season, listeners have been enthralled by the murder case of Adnan Syed who was accused and sent to prison for the death of his girlfriend Have Min Lee in 1999. With this true-crime story that dissects young love, murder and the criminal justice system, Koenig and Snyder parcel out new details with each episode in a winning formula that flows like a page-turner. The podcast is updated weekly and there's still enough time to binge-listen so you can get caught up before the mystery is resolved. Start listening today!

49. Ram Dass Here And Now Podcast

Listen to classic recordings of author and spiritual teacher Ram Dass (also known as Dr. Richard Alpert) on his "Ram Dass Here And Now Podcast". Each 30 minute podcast is introduced by Raghvindra Das (Raghu Markus) of the Love Serve Remember Foundation who has long been a follower of Ram Dass. After the intro we hear one of Ram Dass' unique talks about his discoveries as a psychologist at Harvard, his psychedelic research with Timothy Leary, and his travels to India where he met his guru, Neem Karoli Baba. The podcasts are delivered in the form of a narrative of Ram Dass' life, so start out with the first podcast (located at the bottom of the podcast feed) in which Ram Dass discusses his frustrations with being an "empire builder" during his professorship at Harvard, and the psychedelic trip which changed his state of consciousness.

50. Life Habits Podcast

Listen to one of the most highly rated and popular personal development podcasts in iTunes, as host Karel Vredenburg delivers the Life Habits Podcast. Karel has been podcasting since back in 2008, and he now has over 80 podcasts episodes you can choose from covering a vast amount of topics related to good and bad habits in all aspects of our lives. Drawing ideas from some of the best personal growth teachers, Karel delivers knowledge on life habits in a brief amount of time. Browse this podcast and find some topics that interest you.

 

May 20, 2014

Quick and Dirty Tips Podcasts

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We uploaded a number of podcasts from "Quick and Dirty Tips", which feature experts providing tips on a variety of topics to help you do things better. We now have 15 podcasts from "Quick and Dirty Tips" on our site. They started back in 2006 with their most popular podcast Grammar Girl's Quick & Dirty Tips for Better Writing Podcast featuring Mignon Fogarty, who is the the founder and managing director of Quick and Dirty Tips. Since then they've expanded into many other topics including money, health & fitness, time management, nutrition, parenting, public speaking, and more. Below are all 15 of their podcasts that we feature on LearnOutLoud.com. After each podcast we've listed how many episodes are on the podcast feed. Enjoy hundreds of Quick and Dirty Tips!

Check out all of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcasts right here:

All Quick and Dirty Tips Podcasts

Here are the ones that we've recently added:

The Digital Marketer's Quick and Dirty Tips for Growing Your Business with Digital Tools (98 Podcasts)

The Dog Trainer's Quick and Dirty Tips for Teaching and Caring for Your Pet Podcast (215 Podcasts)

Domestic CEO's Quick & Dirty Tips to Managing Your Home Podcast (80 Podcasts)

Everyday Einstein Podcast (71 Podcasts)

Get-Fit Guy's Quick and Dirty Tips to Slim Down and Shape Up Podcast (155 Podcasts)

Get-It-Done Guy's Quick and Dirty Tips to Work Less and Do More Podcast (283 Podcasts)

Grammar Girl's Quick & Dirty Tips for Better Writing Podcast (385 Podcasts)

The House Call Doctor's Quick and Dirty Tips for Taking Charge of Your Health Podcast (133 Podcasts)

The Math Dude Quick and Dirty Tips to Make Math Easier Podcast (169 Podcasts)

Mighty Mom's Quick and Dirty Tips for Practical Parenting Podcast (250 Podcasts)

Money Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for a Richer Life Podcast (329 Podcasts)

Mr. Manners' Quick and Dirty Tips for a More Polite Life Podcast (266 Podcasts)

The Nutrition Diva's Quick and Dirty Tips for Eating Well and Feeling Fabulous Podcast (254 Podcasts)

The Public Speaker's Quick and Dirty Tips for Improving Your Communication Skills Podcast (222 Podcasts)

Tech Talker's Quick and Dirty Tips to Navigate the Digital World Podcast (95 Podcasts)


 

October 16, 2013

300 New Popular Podcasts in Our Podcast Directory

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We have just added 300 new popular podcasts to the LearnOutLoud.com Podcast Directory! We searched all over the Web to find the best podcasts you can learn from that were not yet on our site. Since we started our handpicked podcast directory back in 2005, it has now grown into one of the top podcast directories on the Web. Browse all of the podcasts in our directory today:

www.learnoutloud.com/Podcast-Directory

We've added new podcasts from some of the top podcast providers. Here are some of the great podcast providers which we've added new podcasts for:

American Public Media Podcasts

CBS News Podcasts

CNN Podcasts

15 New Sports Podcasts from ESPN

10 New Podcasts from HowStuffWorks.com

6 New Language Learning Podcasts from Innovative Language Learning

6 New Podcasts from KCRW Public Radio

NASA Audio & Video Podcasts

15 New Podcasts from National Public Radio

NBC News Podcasts

10 New PBS Podcasts

10 New Podcasts from Public Radio International

7 New Quick and Dirty Tips Podcasts

13 New Language Learning Podcasts from the Radio Lingua Network

Scientific American Podcasts

25 City Guide Podcasts from Tourcaster.com

Beyond adding podcasts from top providers, we've also added many great individual podcasts to our directory. Below we'll highlight some of the great new podcasts we've added. We'll start out by pointing out that we've added dozens of great comedy podcasts. For those of you who want to "laugh out loud" we've got some fun and popular podcasts for you. Go to our comedy podcasts section and you'll see some of the recently added podcasts you can laugh with:

50 New Popular Comedy Podcasts

Along with these great comedy podcasts, we've also added the following popular podcasts to our directory:

Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast

Daily Hope with Rick Warren Podcast

Inside Sports Illustrated Podcast

John Maxwell: A Minute with Maxwell Podcast

Life Habits Podcast with Karel Vredenburg

Marathon Training Academy Podcast

Norman Centuries: A Norman History Podcast (from the creator of the "12 Byzantine Rulers" podcast)

Bill O'Reilly News & Interviews Podcast

Orson Welles: On The Air Podcast

Seth Godin's Startup School Podcast

The Paleo Solution Podcast

The Smart Passive Income Podcast

The Tolkien Professor Podcast

WNYC's Here's The Thing Podcast with Alec Baldwin

Enjoy these individual podcasts and browse many more in our podcast directory:

www.learnoutloud.com/Podcast-Directory

 

February 12, 2010

100s of Leading Thinkers on 10 Great Podcasts

leading_thinkers_podcasts.jpgCheck out over a 1000 interviews and talks with 100s of leading thinkers on these 10 great podcasts featuring thought leaders from across the spectrum of ideas. For the past five years we've featured hundreds of podcasts as part of our Free Resource of the Day Emails. From these resources we've selected the top 10 best podcasts that feature an abundant amount of interviews and talks with today's leading thinkers. Here are podcasts we've selected, along with some suggested audio books that we offer on download from authors featured in each podcast:

1. Commonwealth Club Radio Program Podcast

The Commonwealth Club of California has been bringing fascinating speakers to their forum since 1903. Their podcast feed currently features four years of speaking events! Recent speakers include Timothy Ferriss, Simon Winchester, Arianna Huffington, Robert Reich, Andre Agassi, Deepak Chopra, Taylor Branch, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Noam Chomsky, Chris Anderson, Michael Moore, Christopher Hitchens, Madeleine K. Albright, and literally hundreds of other speakers with podcasts going back to 2006!

This forum also features panel discussions on a variety of topics such as the Summer of Love, America's Budget Crisis, Religion in U.S. Culture and Society, Moving Forward in Iraq, Capitalism 3.0, The Politics Of Food, Health of Africa, and Digital Health. Scroll down the list of their podcasts and you're sure to find something that interests you.

Audio books by leading thinkers on this podcast:
Supercapitalism by Robert Reich

The 4-Hour Body by Tim Ferriss

The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever Edited by & with Commentary by Christopher Hitchens


2. NPR Series: Books That Changed the World Podcast

This podcast is certain to get you interested in some of the books that have had the most impact in global history. Grove/Atlantic published a series of books by prominent writers focusing on the most significant works of literature that introduced groundbreaking ideas and altered the course of human history. This NPR series features 30-minute interviews that were conducted over time with the authors of all these books on NPR's Talk of the Nation program hosted by Neal Conan and featuring live callers from across the United States. In this series you'll hear:

  • Francis Wheen talks about Das Kapital and separates the ideas of Marx from the many applications of Marxism throughout history.
  • Karen Armstrong discusses how The Bible has been used historically in the traditions of Judaism and Christianity.
  • Christopher Hitchens speaks about Thomas Paine's views on the rights of man, religion, and the revolutions of his time.
  • Military historian Hew Strachan discusses Napoleonic military theorist Carl von Clausewitz's On War and how it influenced much of military strategy going into World War I & II.
  • Philosopher Simon Blackburn talks about Plato's The Republic including Plato's controversial arguments against art and democracy.
  • Darwin scholar Janet Browne talks about Darwin's theory of evolution and the significance of his book Origin of Species in science history.
  • Islamic studies professor Bruce Lawrence talks about The Koran and tries to explain its many interpretations throughout history.
  • Conservative author and satirist P.J. O'Rourke talks about Adam Smith's 900-page tome The Wealth of Nations and some of the brilliant ideas that Smith came up with about free markets while living in a largely agrarian society.

Listen to these podcasts on Books That Changed the World!

Audio books by leading thinkers on this podcast:
On the Wealth of Nations by P.J. O'Rourke

The Qur'an: A Biography by Bruce Lawrence

Darwin's Origin of Species: A Biography by Janet Browne

Plato's Republic by Simon Blackburn

Clausewitz's on War by Hew Strachan

Thomas Paine's Rights of Man by Christopher Hitchens

The Bible: A Biography by Karen Armstrong

Marx's Das Kapital by Francis Wheen

Homer's the Iliad and the Odyssey: A Biography by Alberto Manguel


3. We The People Stories Podcast

From the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania comes this podcast featuring politicians, historians, journalists, authors, and other notable figures discussing issues related to the U.S. Constitution and other contemporary issues facing America. Each podcast is typically an hour long and features an interview or a panel discussion on a specific topic. Their podcast feed goes all the way back to 2004 with over 150 podcasts available!

Political figures featured on the podcast include Tom DeLay, Newt Gingrich, Bill Bradley, Justice Stephen Breyer, John McCain, Pat Buchanan, George McGovern, Justice Antonin Scalia, and more. Authors, historians, & journalists featured include Cornel West, Doris Kearns Goodwin, David Brooks, Dinesh D'Souza, Tavis Smiley, Walter Isaacson, Dave Isay, Tom Brokaw, Ken Burns, Naomi Wolf, Jon Meacham, John C. Bogle, and others. There's also a number of panels discussing various constitutional issues throughout U.S. history. Enjoy this podcast, loaded with capitivating talks from the National Constitution Center.

Audio books by leading thinkers on this podcast:
The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism by John C. Bogle

No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, The Home Front in World War II by Doris Kearns Goodwin

The New American Story by Bill Bradley


4. Seminars About Long Term Thinking Podcast

From The Long Now Foundation comes this fascinating series of Seminars About Long Term Thinking. These dozens of podcasts with leading thinkers go back all the way to 2003! Podcasts on the feed include CEO Philip Rosedale talking about the game Second Life, Chris Anderson talking about The Long Tail, founder and president of Wikipedia Jimmy Wales speaking on vision, author Jared Diamond discussing his book Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, writer Bruce Sterling speaking about The Singularity, musician Brian Eno chatting with Will Wright (creator of the video game "The Sims" and forthcoming "Spore"), and dozens of other interesting podcasts on topics like climate change, human life extension, etc. Have a listen. Recent podcasts feature anthropologist Wade Davis, San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom, Michael Pollan, Niall Ferguson, Francis Fukuyama, Sam Harris, and Chris Anderson.

Audio books by leading thinkers on this podcast:
The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan

Letter to a Christian Nation by Sam Harris

Free: The Future of a Radical Price by Chris Anderson (FOR FREE OF COURSE!)


5. TEDTalks Podcast

The TEDTalks Podcast features key talks from the TED Conference covering the latest ideas in Technology, Entertainment, Design, Business, Science, and other areas. Now on their podcast feed they feature podcasts going back six months and some of the leading thinkers they currently feature include William Ury, Jason Fried, Barry Schwartz, Bruce Feiler, David Brooks, and many more. They're featuring new talks every week so you may want to subscribe to this one.

Audio books by leading thinkers on this podcast:
Rework by Jason Fried

Getting to Yes by William Ury

The Social Animal by David Brooks


6. After Words - C-SPAN Podcast

Each week C-SPAN airs and podcasts their After Words program which features the authors of the latest nonfiction books being interviewed by journalists, public policy makers, and legislators. It's a podcast worth subscribing to as they almost always have an interesting guest who's recently finished their book pitted against an interviewer who often has opposing view points and isn't afraid to ask the tough questions.

In past podcasts they've featured Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz on his book Freefall, Jane Goodall on her book Hope for Animals and Their World, Greg Mortenson on his book Stones into Schools, Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner on their book SuperFreakonomics, Peter Schweizer on his book Architects of Ruin, Chris Hedges on his book Empire of Illusion, and a number of authors talking about their latest works. After Words proves to be another brain-stimulating podcast from C-SPAN.

Audio books by leading thinkers on this podcast:
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson

Hope for Animals and Their World by Jane Goodall

War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning by Chris Hedges


7. HumanMedia.org Podcasts

HumanMedia.org produces Public Radio Programs featuring voices of vision, conscience and compassion. Most of the programs are written and produced by David Freudberg and they feature hundreds of programs for sale on download and CD on their website at HumanMedia.org. Their podcast series provides captivating excerpts from their programs. Currently on the feed they feature shows with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, comedian Sid Caesar, mind-body researcher Herbert Benson, and many other interested guests. Enjoy these free podcasts from HumanMedia.org.

Audio books by leading thinkers on this podcast:
The Breakout Principle: Maximize Creativity, Athletic Performance, Productivity and Personal Well-Being by Herbert Benson & William Proctor

When God Smiles by Archbishop Desmond Tutu

And we also feature over a dozen titles from the Human Media archive available on audio download:

Human Media Audio Downloads


8. Barnes & Noble.com's Meet the Writers Podcast

Listen to this series of 15-minute interviews offered by Barnes & Noble. Host Steve Bertrand talks with authors of many of the most popular books available asking questions about their writing career and their latest books. Their list of podcasts extends back to 2006 with over 200 interviews! Some of the authors interviewed include James Bradley, John Hodgman, Sarah Vowell, Naomi Wolf, Arthur Agatston, M.D., Simon Winchester, Cokie Roberts, Arianna Huffington, Jimmy Carter, Martha Beck, Marilu Henner, Samantha Power, Dean Ornish, John Gray, Ph.D., Newt Gingrich, Tommy Lasorda, Madeleine Albright, David Sedaris, Anne Geddes, Yann Martel, Paula Deen, Anthony Bourdain, Judy Blume, Dave Barry, Garrison Keillor, Joyce Carol Oates, Tony Dungy, Michael Beschloss, Michael Ondaatje, Khaled Hosseini, Robert Kurson, Michael Chabon, Chuck Palahniuk, Elaine Pagels, Anne Lamott, Thomas Ricks, Tavis Smiley, Mireille Guiliano, Eric Schlosser, Chuck Klosterman, Joan Didion, Augusten Burroughs, Frank McCourt, Tim Russert, and David Maraniss. Plenty of podcasts to choose from!

Audio books by leading thinkers on this podcast:
The South Beach Diet Supercharged by Dr. Arthur Agatston & Dr. Joseph Signorile

Word by Word by Anne Lamott

The Gospel of Thomas by Elaine Pagels


9. BMA: Black Media Archive Podcast

Listen to hundreds of podcasts from notable African and African-American speakers. The Black Media Archive Podcast has collected a wide range of multi-media including speeches, archival video, movies, music, and more. They feature speeches from Malcolm X, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Fannie Lou Hamer, James Baldwin, Barbara Jordan, Ossie Davis, Langston Hughes, and dozens of other influential black leaders over the course of the past 100 years. (Note: They have quite a large podcast feed so it may take a moment for it to load on our site, but it's worth the wait.)

Audio books by leading thinkers on this podcast:
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

A Call to Conscience: The Landmark Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Voices of Black America: Historical Recordings of Speeches, Poetry, Humor & Drama 1908-1947


10. NPR: Fresh Air Podcast

NPR has been podcasting their popular radio show Fresh Air for free as a podcast for a number of years now and it continues to be one of the top podcasts in iTunes. Host Terry Gross has been interviewing persons in arts & entertainment and other fields for over 30 years now. Currently on the feed the podcasts go back two weeks and they generally feature 2-3 stories per episode with great interviews in each segment.

Enjoy this massive collection of audio downloads from leading thinkers!

We've been sending out our Free Resource of the Day Emails for many years now. If you've not subscribed yet, we highly encourage you to do so. Who knows what magnificent free audio & video learning resources we'll dig up in the future.

 

March 25, 2009

600 New Podcasts in Our Directory

We have just added 600 new podcasts to the LearnOutLoud.com Podcast Directory! We searched all over the Web to find the best podcasts you can learn from in every category. Our LearnOutLoud.com Podcast Directory now features over 2000 podcasts. Since we started our handpicked podcast directory back in 2005, it has now grown into one of the top podcast directories on the Web. Browse all of the podcast in our directory today, including 600 new podcasts:

www.learnoutloud.com/Podcast-Directory

Here are the number of podcasts that we've added by category. Please note that the podcasts are sorted by default according to popularity so you'll have to dig deep in order to get the new podcasts which haven't yet risen in popularity.

65 New Arts & Entertainment Podcasts

100 New Business Podcasts

25 New Education & Professional Podcasts

40 New History Podcasts

60 New Languages Podcasts

30 New Literature Podcasts

10 New Philosophy Podcasts

100 New Politics Podcasts

25 New Religion & Spirituality Podcasts

50 New Science Podcasts

75 New Self Development Podcasts

50 New Social Sciences & Current Events Podcasts

60 New Sports & Hobbies Podcasts

40 New Technology Podcasts

25 New Travel Podcasts

We have also cleared out all the dead podcasts in our directory and updated all the feeds of existing ones, so they should all work. Please let us know if you have any issues you have with a podcast or if there are any podcasts you'd like to see added to the directory by emailing us at: podcast@learnoutloud.com. You can also add your own podcasts to our site through our TeachOutLoud service.

Load up your iPod or portable audio player with downloads from over 600 new podcasts on LearnOutLoud.com.

www.learnoutloud.com/Podcast-Directory

Since we just added 600 podcasts to our LearnOutLoud.com Podcast Directory, we wanted to showcase some of the Podcast Providers which we feature and have added podcasts for. Click the links below to check out all the podcasts from these podcast providers:

National Public Radio

American Public Media

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

British Broadcasting Corporation

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

KCRW
(Public Radio Station in LearnOutLoud's hometown of Santa Monica, CA)

Personal Life Media (Podcasts with expert advice on personal growth, anti-aging, intimacy and relationships)

NASA Podcasts

New York Times Podcasts

CNET Podcasts

Oprah Winfrey's Podcasts

Enjoy free new podcasts from these generous Podcast Providers.

And finally we'd like to highlight a few of the great new podcasts we've added to our site. Here are some of the podcasts from the 600 we've added that you might be interested in:

Anton Chekhov Select Stories Podcast

Kant's Epistemology Podcast

Peikoff.com Q&A on Ayn Rand Podcast

The Chopra Center for Wellbeing Podcast

Meditation Peace Podcast

OSHO International Podcast

BMA: Black Media Archive Podcast

Marianne Williamson's MiracleThought Podcast

Psychology in Everyday Life: The Psych Files Podcast

Scriptures Podcast: New Testament Podcast

Love Language Minute with Dr. Gary Chapman Podcast

And 600 others! Check them all out here:

www.learnoutloud.com/Podcast-Directory

 

April 11, 2008

Top 12 Free University Podcasts

You can take your education anywhere you go when you tune into a free educational podcast. These podcasts should appeal to traditional students, distance learners, and anyone else who wants to study on the go. From pop culture to advanced physics, your options are vast. The following free university podcasts should be very enlightening:

Stanford

1. Quantum Mechanics – Discusses the theory of relativity and other physics-related topics.
2. Geography of World Cultures – This should help anyone who is taking a class in world cultures and anyone who travels regularly.
3. Ben Franklin and the World of Enlightenment – Learn about Ben Franklin's life and achievements.
4. The Literature of Crisis – From Socrates to Shakespeare, this podcast discusses existential literature.

UC Berkeley

5. General Biology – Those learning the fundamentals of biology will benefit from this podcast.
6. Issues in Foreign Policy After 9/11 – A heated discussion from the politically charged campus of Berkeley.
7. Human Emotion – The science and psychology of human emotion.
8. Introduction to Human Nutrition – This is a helpful podcast for anyone, not just students.

Duke

9. Nintendo: A History of Innovation – Discusses the history of the company and its many innovations.
10. Italiano 2.02 – Learn all about the Italian culture, from language to cuisine.
11. Game2Know Focus IDC – Topics related to online gaming and more.
12. Business Ethics – General discussions on business ethics.

As you can see, there is a wide variety of topics being covered by some of the most famous universities in the country. One can almost receive a completely free college education just by tuning into podcasts like the ones above.

By-line:

Heather Johnson is a freelance writer, as well as a regular contributor for OEDB, a site for learning about online education. Heather invites your questions, comments and freelancing job inquiries at her email address: heatherjohnson2323@gmail.com.

 

April 17, 2007

We've never seen the iTunes homepage look prettier!

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iTunes has just added the LearnOutLoud podcast "room" where you can check out all of our podcasts.

Click here to check out our podcast room on iTunes

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January 24, 2007

LearnOutLoud featured on iTunes

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Popped over to iTunes today and was pleasantly surprised to see LearnOutLoud featured on the homepage of the iTunes Podcast Directory. People are really digging The Philosophy Podcast and the Great Speeches in History Podcast (among others). We're well over 30,000 subscribers so thanks to all of you and kudos to David and Seth here for the incredibly hard work they are putting in to make these great content available.

In the words of that great philosopher Borat "I likes!"

 

December 13, 2006

LearnOutLoud Podcasts Garner Best of 2006 Awards on iTunes

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Two of LearnOutLoud's Podcasts received mention in iTunes Best of 2006 Awards. The Philosophy Podcast was awarded both a Best of 2006 People's Choice Award and a Best of 2006 Staff Favorites Award. The Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson Podcast generated some of the most subscriptions in the past year of any podcast and was also given a 2006 People's Choice Award. To check out the best of this year's podcasts in iTunes click the links below:

iTunes Best of 2006 People's Choice Awards

iTunes Best of 2006 Staff Favorites Awards

Thanks for all who subscribed! We pledge to release many new podcasts in 2007, so stay tuned!

 

November 10, 2006

The Philosophy Podcast...More Popular than the Man Show?

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I'm in awe at how popular our Philsophy Podcast has become. We just recently launched it and yet it has become one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes (currently sitting at #24). My brother has always said that he would be incredibly stoked when one of our podcasts surpassed the Man Show (Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Corolla's podcast) in popularity. Well, that has finally happened!!! (Man Show is currently #29 on iTunes)

Let's compare recent episodes of The Philsophy Podcast vs. The Man Show...

Philosophy Podcast = What is Enlightenment - Now we take a closer look at the world of Immanuel Kant and his essay What is Enlightenment.

vs.

The Man Show = Great Moments In Stupidity - Watch a dumbass bash his own head in with a bottle!

*or*

Philosophy Podcast = Discourse on Method - This week we showcase a selection from Discourse on Method by Rene Descarte.

vs.

The Man Show = Camcorders For Lesbians - CCFL is here to provide young, hot lesbians with camera to film their love. Please, donate now.

Could it be that thoughtful, intelligent content is actually starting to win out over all the mindless drivel that's out there?
Well, let's not get carried away...after all, we're not #1 yet but it is encouraging that in the world of podcasting consisting of a lot of stupid and inane stuff, high-quality podcasts from people like NPR, National Geographic and of course LearnOutLoud are starting to shine through.

:)