Favorite Podcasts for Nov 2005
By uejio on Dec 03, 2005
Still continuing to use my SanDisk 1Gb MP3 player and thought I'd list some of my favorite podcasts every so often. But, before that, I do have a few gripes about the SanDisk player. The main problem is that it only plays MP3 and WMA formats. It doesn't play AAC, MPEG2, WAV, or any other popular formats that podcasters use. I use iTunes to convert to MP3 and that works for about 80% of the podcasts I want to listen to, but some MP3 files still won't play on the SanDisk. I reported it to SanDisk support and they have not been able to figure it out. I tried different bit rates, too. Fortunately, that 80% that does work keeps me occupied enough.
So, here's my list of favorites for this month that I subscribe to (in no particular order):
- Chinesepod.com - Learn Mandarin Chinese
- I/O Podcast (about Sun Microsystems)
- KFI Tech Guy
- Ebert and Roeper
- TWIT - This Week in TECH
- NPR: Technology
- Security Now!
I use iTunes to search for the podcasts by going to the Music Store, selecting Podcasts from the list on the left, then entering any of the above. I'm curious how my tastes will change over the upcoming year, so I hope to post favorites every so often. All these favorites are not explicit and pretty much appropriate for any audience (although my kids are completely bored with the topics except for maybe learning Mandarin.) Being in the computer industry and frequently being asked by friends and relatives to help them with their PCs and networking, I found that "KFI Tech Guy" and "Security Now!" are very helpful. I really should get into some non-technical stuff, though. I tried "Skepticality", but that wouldn't play on my SanDisk.