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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:


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.


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.


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.