The SFFaudio Podcast #115

July 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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The SFFaudio PodcastThe SFFaudio Podcast #115 – Scott and Jesse talk to Anne Frid de Vries of the Anne Is A Man blog for a talk about podcasts and podcasting.

Talked about on today’s show:
Anne rhymes with manna, SFFaudio Podcast #053, finding time to review podcasts, listening ideas, recruiting blog readers to be blog contributors, working with WordPress, this Anne needs 3G, university courses, iTunes U, Yale, Joanne B. Freeman, subscribe to iTunes U programmes as podcast, University of California, Berkeley, Anne does the detective work for his readers, BBC World Service: Witness, Fermat’s Last Theorem, Luke Burrage, The Tobolowsky Files, Groundhog Day, HuffDuffer, use your DropBox public folder to HuffDuff your audio files, this doesn’t fit the Wikipedia definition of podcast, podcasts are not radio, retweeting and re-retweeting, using Google Reader as a podcatcher, Dutch Treat (a podcast about the audiobooks of Elmore Leonard), sooo nichey, radio is about scarcity, paper publishing and ebooks, there’s a need for a new podcasting snipper software, drag and drop and trim and label and tag online, we need an audio search engine, speech to text, YouTube’s transcribe beta feature, MIT, speech recognition, podscope.com, trend in podcasting (blogs adding podcasts), iO9.com, Rivets And Trees, are podcasts just portable blogs?, podcasts about podcasts are the best podcasts, what makes a podcast good?, BBC Radio 4, In Our Time, Melvyn Bragg, On Being (aka Speaking Of Faith), CBC Radio One, Spark, Spark Plus, Eric S. Rabkin, Robert J. Sawyer, using podcast medium to enhance radio shows, Rachel Remen, prep and post production, live podcasts vs. scripted podcasts, “Interesting Stuff About History” pisses Anne off, Europe From Its Origins, A Good Story Is Hard To Find, Julie Davis’ Forgotten Classics, Genesis, what do you do with footnotes?, CBC Ideas, 104 Pall Mall (the Reform Club), Phileas Fogg, Around The World In Eighty Days, Ideas is too pretentious, Entitled Opinions, a very insightful slice into English history, putting in a bad episode in a podcast feed can hurt your podcast (or ours), LibriVox, Mystery at Geneva: An Improbable Tale Of Singular Happenings by Dame Rose Macaulay, The League Of Nations, The United Nations, iTunes is not where you find podcasts anymore?, HBO’s Realtime with Bill Maher podcast, CBS’ 60 Minutes podcast, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, can podcasting do for TV what it did for radio?, NBC’s Meet the Press, MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, The Ricky Gervais Show, how do you listen to podcasts? TWiT, how many podcasts exist?, can you hurt students by recording their classes? – consensus no, smartpens (like the Livescribe) should be hacked to podcast, podcast editing app, people get really hung up on video, Fr. Roderick‘s Catholic Insider podcast, the intimacy of audio podcasts, sound seeing tours, ABC Radio National’s The Philosopher’s Zone, Ludwig Wittgenstein, A Brief History Of Mathematics, CBC Radio One’s Tapestry, thank you to all the Australian taxpayers, why is philosophy so prevalent in podcasting, A Partially Examined Life, Philosophy Bites, The History Of Philosophy Without Any Gaps, CJSW’s Today In Canadian History, Bob Packett’s History According To Bob‘s endless Civil War series, Viking armor, The Conquest Of Mexico, Matt’s Today In History, The Tunguska Event, Medieval Commune, Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History, Death Throes Of The Republic VI, The Ghosts Of The Ostfront, Dan Carlin has perfected the art of the monologue, Common Sense with Dan Carlin, Hardcore History, blitz shows, James Burke, Gwynne Dyer, New Books In History podcast, the New Books Network, New Books In Public Policy, iTunes fail, I like podcasts about books, Marshall Poe interview with Christopher Krebs, A Most Dangerous Book: Tacitus’s Germania From The Roman Empire To The Third Reich, The Origins Of Political Order, BIG HISTORY, Anne needs funding, The Do It Yourself Scholar, podcast directories are dead (Podcast Pickle), The Podcast Place, soccer, Tour de France, big media is dropping podcasts in favour of iPod and Android apps, Lance Armstrong, Queen Elizabeth II, “there’s something to be said for a constitutional monarchy in which the monarchy doesn’t live in the country.”

Posted by Jesse Willis

Flatland: A Romance Of Many Dimensions by Edwin A. Abbott

April 3, 2008 by · 1 Comment
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SFFaudio Online Audio

Lit2GoLit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in MP3 format designed for use in Florida’s public schools (the service is funded by a grant from the Florida Department of Education). We’ve previously linked to their very serviceable reading of Frankenstein (BTW I’ve just now added a link to the NEW podcast feed for it).

Today I thought I’d point you at this classic of Victorian literature…

Flatland: A Romance Of Many DimensionsFlatland: A Romance Of Many Dimensions
By Edwin A. Abbott; Read by Laurey(?) Montgomery
22 MP3 Files – [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Lit2Go / iTunes U
Published: 2006?
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (1884) is a classic 19th century novella that satirizes the social hierarchy of Victorian society using mathematical figures and ideas.

These recordings are copyrighted by the University of South Florida and are for educational use.

Preface to the second and revised edition |MP3|

Part 1: This World

1: “Of the Nature of Flatland” |MP3|
2: “Of the Climate and Houses in Flatland” |MP3|
3: “Concerning the Inhabitants of Flatland” |MP3|
4: “Concerning the Women” |MP3|
5: “Of Our Methods of Recognizing One Another” |MP3|
6: “Of Recognition by Sight” |MP3|
7: “Concerning Irregular Figures” |MP3|
8: “Of the Ancient Practice of Painting” |MP3|
9: “Of the Universal Colour Bill” |MP3|
10: “Of the Suppression of the Chromatic Sedition”|MP3|
11: “Concerning Our Priests” |MP3|
12: “Of the Doctrine of Our Priests” |MP3|

Part 2: Other Worlds

13: “How I Had a Vision of Lifeland” |MP3|
14: “How I Vainly Tried to Explain the Nature of Flatland” |MP3|
15: “Concerning a Stranger from Spaceland” |MP3|
16: “How the Stranger Vainly Endeavoured to Reveal to Me in Words the Mysteries of Spaceland” |MP3|
17: “How the Sphere, Having in Vain Tried Words, Resorted to Deeds” |MP3|
18: “How I Came to Spaceland, and What I Saw There” |MP3|
19: “How, Though the Sphere Showed Me Other Mysteries of Spaceland, I Still Desire More; and What Came of It”|MP3|
20: “How the Sphere Encouraged Me in a Vision”|MP3|
21: “How I Tried to Teach the Theory of Three Dimensions to My Grandson, and with What Success”|MP3|
22: “How I Then Tried to Diffuse the Theory of Three Demensions by Other Means, and of the Result” |MP3|

No podcast feed is available (yet), but you can find the files in the “iTunes U” section of iTunes by doing a search.

Posted by Jesse Willis