Addicted to Academia

30 Jun

I often listen to different podcasts of the rather dry, boring policy variety in my car.  Who can get enough of the Council on Foreign Relations or the Harvard Business Review?  Am I right?  Eh?


Alright.  I’ll just note that The Economist‘s weekly preview has a very pleasant musical intro and leave it at that.  But for the academic junkies out there iTunes has just introduced iTunes U, with podcasts, videos, and other assorted media from universities like Stanford, Duke, MIT, and Penn State.  MIT already has an open courseware site, so at this point you really shouldn’t consider going there unless your Everquest online girlfriend¹ has already enrolled.

Penn State grads can finally get their up to the minute Happy Valley nonsense on their iPods, like a video podcast of Joe Paterno’s colonoscopy and Graham Spanier’s speech announcing the opening of a new branch campus: Penn State Youngstown².

¹Just kidding.  What girlfriend?

² Again, I’m kidding, but admit you had to check to be sure.


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