Go Back   AFA Forums > Atheism > General Chit Chat About Atheism

General Chit Chat About Atheism Something on your mind?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 21st August 2009, 06:37 PM
Fearless's Avatar
Fearless Fearless is offline
Ehh?
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Melbournite
Posts: 5,404
Default Podcasts

I have only just discovered the world of podcasts since buying my new iPhone (great toy!) and I have instantly found a new interest. I am able to listen to these things at my leisure and driving etc... it's great so far!

I have ventured into a few science channels and such and have found some American Atheism podcasts but I was wondering if anyone has some general Atheism podcast recommendations? or anything to help my learning and understanding of the topics.

Well any recommendations to be honest even if it is something random... like British Comedy, Science, audio books etc... I'm open to suggestion.

Thanks in advance... popping out for dinner but I will be interested to see what others listen to and enjoy.

In the same breath, if you haven't checked out podcasts then consider it if you are more an audio guy like me.

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 21st August 2009, 09:14 PM
Praxis's Avatar
Praxis Praxis is offline
Here come the drums, here come the drums!
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 7,327
Default Re: Podcasts

Black has beaten me to it with the Skeptics Guide to the Universe. This is a terrific podcast.

And of course we have our very own Australian one with the Skeptic Zone:
http://www.skepticzone.tv/

I also enjoy a little podcast called Skeptoid by Brian Dunning. Each episode is only about 10 mins long. He's all about debunking and has a very dry delivery:
http://skeptoid.com/

I don't have an iPod or an iPhone or an i-anything - I download my podcasts to my computer using a program called Juice, then I copy the files onto a CD-RW and listen to them in the car.

I'm still surprised how many people don't know what podcasts are. They're a great alternative to radio and you learn HEAPS.

I think Pharyngula has a podcast, but I could be wrong. You could find out by checking the site anyway.

Enjoy exploring the new world of podcasts, Fearless
__________________
I've never been very good at knowing "my place". Well actually I have, it's just never been where you want it to be.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 22nd August 2009, 08:01 AM
SinisterDexter's Avatar
SinisterDexter SinisterDexter is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 705
Default Re: Podcasts

My podcast list is long and includes pretty much all the 'casts previously mentioned, including:

The Good Atheist (these guys also do the Non Prophets, but I havne't checked this out yet)
Secular Nation
Freethought Radio
Critical Mass (Sydney Atheists)
Skepticality
The Pseudoscientists

As for non athiest 'casts, I highly recommend both Dan Carlin's 'casts:
Common Sense
Hardcore History
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 22nd August 2009, 10:38 AM
Fearless's Avatar
Fearless Fearless is offline
Ehh?
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Melbournite
Posts: 5,404
Default Re: Podcasts

Thanks heaps for the suggestions. Will keep me busy for hours no doubt... better than me listening to a wood chipping machine all day next door at work!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 29th August 2009, 12:13 AM
Podblack Podblack is offline
AFA Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Perth
Posts: 1,220
Default Re: Podcasts

I'm from the Skeptic Zone podcast! I check in now and then.

Suggestions:

Skeptic Zone ( )
Skepticality
Point of Inquiry
Brain Science Podcast
Geologic Podcast
Evo at 11
Many of the ABC science and philosophy shows
Pseudoscientists
Stephen Fry's Podgrams
I also enjoy Sessions with Slau (even though it's not my field, this audio genius is just good fun to listen to)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 3rd September 2009, 03:41 AM
Brother Nelson's Avatar
Brother Nelson Brother Nelson is offline
AFA Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Forest Hill / Kyneton
Posts: 242
Default Re: Podcasts

Quote:
Praxis said View Post

I also enjoy a little podcast called Skeptoid by Brian Dunning. Each episode is only about 10 mins long. He's all about debunking and has a very dry delivery:
http://skeptoid.com/
Second this.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 30th November 2009, 08:07 PM
Fearless's Avatar
Fearless Fearless is offline
Ehh?
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Melbournite
Posts: 5,404
Default Re: Podcasts

Guys and Gals... I have a slight problem!

I fear I might get addicted to this website www.ted.com !!!

"Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world"

Please if you are an information absorbing boffin from science to wonders of the world this website is definitely not one to miss.

Sounds like an advert!

but yeah I was able to download videos to my iPhone happily and there is some amazing stuff here... for free!

Do check it out, some great stuff!

p.s. It even has Dawkins!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 1st December 2009, 10:50 AM
Mentally Saturated's Avatar
Mentally Saturated Mentally Saturated is offline
It's how I feel.
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: NSW
Posts: 769
Default Re: Podcasts

I've got a few of the TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) talks... they're quite good.. short and sweet. AFAIK, they're sponsored by BMW (all the ones I have end in BMW ads) but that may not be exclusive.

I have a large archive of the Point of Enquiry podcasts.. they've had some really interesting speakers on there. Highly recommended.

Thanks for sharing all the other links, too.. always on the lookout for this kinda stuff.

I'm interested in finding more stuff from Neil deGrasse Tyson, especially. He's a fantastic, engaging, educator that lets his true passion for the science shine through. His 2 presentations at Beyond Belief 2006 are exquisite.

Gary
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 1st December 2009, 06:28 PM
Soup Dragon's Avatar
Soup Dragon Soup Dragon is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Sydney
Posts: 344
Default Re: Podcasts

GREAT THREAD!!!

Thanks for kicking this off Fearless.

I have nothing to add but will be harvesting from the current crop
__________________
If all human suffering is caused due to the original sin, then God needs to grow up.
After all it was only a piece of fruit that was stolen thousands of years ago.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 2nd December 2009, 10:04 PM
Aam's Avatar
Aam Aam is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Sydney
Posts: 76
Default Re: Podcasts

Thanks for TED and Sydney Atheists, they really hit the spot. All of these will keep me busy for the holidays
__________________
"There is in every town a torch - the teacher, and an extinguisher - the clergyman" - Victor Hugo
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +11. The time now is 01:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.