Here are a few of the podcasts that I listen/watch on a fairly regular basis (all subscribed to via iTunes.) Some of them feed my need for knowledge, some feed the needs of my soul, and some feed my need for a few laughs every now and again.
ATW (American Theatre Wing) – Working in the Theatre (video podcast)
Great discussions with top theatre professionals working on Broadway. Provides up and comers with a better understanding of theatre. I originally subscribed to these to share with a student and to help me learn more about theatre myself (since I am a drama sponsor). My favorites (or course) are the ones on performance where they interview the actors.
ATW – Downstage Center (audio podcast)
Podcasts taken from an XM Satellite Radio interview show. Guests are theatre veterans. I only recently started subscribing to this one. As with any interview show, some are better than others – just as some actors/guests are better speakers than others.
GeekBrief.tv (video podcst)
Hosted by Cali Lewis who shares new/upcoming technology as well as technology news. I like GeekBrief’s short video podcasts as they highlight some interesting gadgets. I love the bloopers they tack onto the end of the podcasts, too!
Mr. Deity (video podcast)
iTunes description: “Mr. Deity offers a humorous (and slightly irreverent) look at the day-to-day operation of the universe and the “Big Man” in charge.” When asked about my religion I usually state: “I’m a non-practicing, liberal Catholic.” So if you watch this, you’ll understand why I find this podcast series HILARIOUS! You have been warned, so don’t post negative comments about this or state I’m going to H-E-double-hockey sticks if you’re offended by Mr. Deity.
NewSpring Church (audio podcast)
Church services given by Paster Perry Nobel out of Anderson, SC. I stumbled upon this podcast when I was looking for ones by Greg Laurie (see below) and I initially subscribed just because it’s produced out of South Carolina. I keep subscribing because I love the fact that Paster Perry tells it like it is (no sugar coating) and he talks like he could be my next-door neighbor. You can also watch the video podcasts of the sermons online.
A New Beginning with Greg Laurie (audio podcast)
“Pastor Greg Laurie’s thirty-minute daily radio program featuring relevant, biblical teaching.” I used to listen to these broadcasts on my way to evening classes at USC (That’s THE USC- University of South Carolina and not that upstart on the west coast who stole our initials.) Unfortunately, I can no longer get the station out in the boonies where I live now, so you can imagine how pleased I was that they’re available via podcasts!
Tech Chick Tips (audio podcast)
“Tips and tricks for teaching 21st century students using 21st century skills from two Texas educators obsessed with anything digital!” Another recent addition to my podcast downloads. These two ladies share lots of useful tech tools and I love their interactions/camaraderie during their show. (Thank you Cathy Nelson for introducing me to this one.)
TEDTalks (video podcast)
“Inspired talks by the worlds greatest thinkers and doers.” WONDERFUL, inspirational, educational, motivational, … lets see, how many more adjectives can I use to encourage you to subscribe? Seriously, this is one resource you won’t regret downloading (or you can watch them directly from the website.) A few of my favorite speakers are: Sir Ken Robinson (2006); Larry Lessig (2007); Jill Taylor (2008); and any from David Pogue (he’s so funny!)
WebbAlert (video podcast)
“WebbAlert is Morgan Webb’s website and daily videocast, covering the day’s developments in tech news, video gaming, gadgetry, and digital culture.” The reason I like this one is that she not only focuses on technology gadgetry, but the latest technology business news.
Women of Web 2.0 (audio podcast)
“WOW2 is for all who are using the tools of the internet whether it be in a classroom setting, leading seminars, authoring books, maintaining blogs or wikis, or just enjoying the tools of the internet in an educational and exciting way.” I’ve never can seem to remember to join in the live show, but like what I’ve heard and learned so far. (Another, shout out to Cathy Nelson for introducing me to this one.)
If any of these sound like ones you’d like to try, please keep in mind the title of this post is “my favorite podcasts.” If you don’t like something here, don’t blame me. I’m just sharing what I like! : – )
Conversely, if you have some that you think I should check out, please share them in the comments. I look forward to finding new material to listen and/or watch.