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Good podcasts to listen to

Postby BlackBird » Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:21 am

Hi guys

Not sure if this thread has been done before. I've been listening to some very good podcasts lately, and I thought I'd share them. Perhaps some of you also listen to some interesting podcasts.

http://www.radiolab.org/ - This is my favourite podcast. It's an investigative - Sciencey kind of podcast, they cover really diverse subjects and answer some fascinating questions you never thought of asking. They get the most interesting guests on the show.

http://www.theskepticsguide.org/sgu.asp ... odcastId=1 - These guys are a bit like myth busters, but they more investigate scientific issues and go a bit more in depth than simply doing experiments. They are quite funny, and cover a wide range of scientific topics, destroying pseudo science and mistaken beliefs.

http://www.startalkradio.net/ - This is a podcast by my 2nd favourite Astrophyscist (after Sagan) Neil DeGrasse Tyson! He often has a comedian with him on the show and it's always quite funny. He covers space related topics, and often has famous guests (e.g. Morgan Freeman, John Stewart etc) on the show.

http://www.ted.com/talks
https://itunes.apple.com/nz/podcast/ted ... d160904630
- Ideas worth spreading is bloody marvelous, and I'm sure you'll all be aware of it. But did you know they also offer many of their talks in audio version podcasts?

http://www.dancarlin.com/disp.php?page=hharchive
- Dan Carlin's Hardcore History. This guy is marvelous, he talks at length about historical topics in a very unconventional and thought provoking way. I loved his discussion on the morality of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He just makes any topic fascinating.

Please add you own :D

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Re: Good podcasts to listen to

Postby bazzaman » Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:09 am

Recently came across this: "CBC Radio's Tapestry is a weekly exploration of spirituality, religion and the search for meaning, hosted by Mary Hynes"
http://bit.ly/11si4SN
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Re: Good podcasts to listen to

Postby Samma » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:49 am

Big ideas
http://bigideas.tvo.org/
Big Ideas is a showcase of contemporary intellectual culture. Academics, authors and other luminaries deliver thought-provoking lecture

Point of Inquiry
http://www.pointofinquiry.org/
secular humanism, science, religion, and politics

Elucidations
http://philosophy.uchicago.edu/podcasts ... tions.html
Elucidations is a monthly philosophy podcast recorded at the University of Chicago. Each month, a prominent philosopher sits down with our graduate student co-hosts to talk about his or her latest work and areas of philosophical expertise.

IDP
http://theidproject.org/media
21st Century Buddhism, The IDP Podcast, features weekly lectures and discussions IDP Teachers, Interviews with well known authors and personalities and artful explorations of Buddhist teachings in the form of sound collages, and spoken word pieces.

Think
http://www.kera.org/think/
in-depth interviews with compelling guests, covering a wide variety of topics ranging from history, politics, current events, science, technology and trends to food and wine, travel, adventure and entertainment.

On Point
http://onpoint.wbur.org/
current events morning news-analysis program

Enjoy :thumbsup:
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Re: Good podcasts to listen to

Postby BlackBird » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:55 am

Most brilliant :D
"And so, because this Teaching is so different from what Westerners are accustomed to, they will try to adapt the Teaching to their own framework. What they need to learn to do is not to adapt the Teaching to their own point of view but to adapt their own point of view to the Teaching. This is called saddhá, or faith, and it means giving oneself to the Teaching even if the Teaching is contrary to one’s own preconceived notions of the way things are."- Ven Bodhesako

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Re: Good podcasts to listen to

Postby Samma » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:58 am

:clap:
All the other Buddhist podcasts:
dhammaseed
buddhist geeks
secular buddhist
ajahn viradammo
audiodhamma
dali lama
zencast
berzin
dhammaloka
uhhh what else
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Re: Good podcasts to listen to

Postby plwk » Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:38 am

Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: Good podcasts to listen to

Postby James the Giant » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:30 am

My personal comedy favourite, I listen every week...
The Smartest Man In The World, by Greg Proops.
http://smartest.libsyn.com/

Not remotely Buddhist. But good. Smart, politically aware, hilarious.
Sort of like a 21st century Bill Hicks.
Then,
saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.
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Re: Good podcasts to listen to

Postby Viscid » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:29 am

The Partially Examined Life
http://www.partiallyexaminedlife.com/
Philosophy, philosophers and philosophical texts. The format is an informal roundtable discussion, with each episode loosely focused on a short reading that introduces at least one “big” philosophical question, concern or idea.

Philosophy Bites
http://www.philosophybites.com/
A podcast series featuring philosophers being interviewed for about 15–20 minutes on a specific topic
"What holds attention determines action." - William James
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Re: Good podcasts to listen to

Postby lojong1 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:27 pm

http://www.audiodharma.org/talks/audio_player/3244.html

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