Tag Archives: podcasts

What’s on my iPod?

I have mentioned before that I love listening to podcasts. Way back I wrote about my favourite “Bedtime Stories” (click on link), and although I still do listen to those podcasts, I have added several more to my playlist. You can listen to episodes from the podcast archives on the websites (you can link to […]

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Podcast: Our Friend David

Although I did not know David Rakoff (a comic essayist – amongst other things) personally, I was very sad to hear he had died of cancer at the age of just 47. I first heard of him via the This American Life radio programme. Since we don’t get the American radio services in South Africa, […]

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Podcast: The Day My Mother’s Head Exploded

As regular readers of this blog will know, I listen to a lot of podcasts. Most are interesting and/or educational, a few really resonate with me. This podcast from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s All In The Mind programme is one of the latter. It’s called The Day My Mother’s Head Exploded and is about Nikki Palin […]

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Podcast: Alan Rabinowitz – Man & Beast

After recommending a science-related podcast yesterday, I decided to recommend something that would be for everyone. The Moth is a storytelling podcast which I’ve been listening to for years now. Some readers in the United States might have already come across their radio hours, or even been to their live events. The organization holds storytelling […]

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Podcast: How blogs are changing science

One of my favourite podcasts to listen to is The Guardian‘s Science Weekly podcast. They recently (well, last month . . . I’m a little behind in my listening!) had a podcast titled How blogs are changing science. Their introduction to the podcast  . . . In a special podcast from North Carolina, Alok Jha […]

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The Ultimate Treehouse in the World’s Tallest Tree

The other day I had a post on my photoblog called What do Tree Surgeons do on their day off? It was about guys with climbing gear, looking ultra-cool as they climbed to the top of a huge Karri gum tree to measure it. Well, Karri gums are not indigenous to South Africa, they actually […]

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Cooking for Geeks by Jeff Potter

If you’re a geek who likes cooking then I’ve got just the book for you! As you may have gathered if you’ve read my earlier posts, I like experimenting with cooking/baking, more than I do making something that I’ve already perfected. Imagine my delight at coming across Jeff Potter in the September 3, 2010 Science […]

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Bedtime stories

I was going through a really bad patch a while back, when I found it difficult to concentrate for any length of time. Reading was impossible – I kept re-reading the first chapter of any book I picked up. Watching television – unless it was a short programme – was also difficult. One day my […]

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