Category Archives: Audio

Welcoming Recorded Music to the Public Domain via Internet Archive Blogs [Shared]

I am a big user of the Internet Archive and public domain works, in general. There is so much amazing writing, art, and music from our past just waiting to be discovered and re-mixed into new creations. – Douglas Welcoming … Continue reading

Posted in Art-Architecture, Audio, History, Music, Public Domain, Shared Items | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Welcoming Recorded Music to the Public Domain via Internet Archive Blogs [Shared]

Twenty Thousand Hertz: Sul Sul on Apple Podcasts [Audio] [Shared]

Twenty Thousand Hertz: Sul Sul on Apple Podcasts When The Sims was first being developed, the creators faced a problem. They knew they wanted these characters to talk and interact, but they were worried that using a real language would … Continue reading

Posted in Art-Architecture, Audio, Gaming, History, News, Podcasting | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Twenty Thousand Hertz: Sul Sul on Apple Podcasts [Audio] [Shared]

“Being affected by the world but only affecting our small portion of it” by Douglas E. Welch [Audio] [Podcast]

“Being affected by the world but only affecting our small portion of it”Douglas E. Welch Listen to this essay Subscribe to my “For the weekend…” newsletter These last two years and more seem like a never-ending progression of one crisis … Continue reading

Posted in Audio, For The Weekend Newsletter, Opinion, Podcast, Show, Writing | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on “Being affected by the world but only affecting our small portion of it” by Douglas E. Welch [Audio] [Podcast]

Listening To #41 – Pencils via The Boring Talks [Audio] [Podcast]

Listening to #41 – Pencils via The Boring Talks “Behind every boring subject is another layer of boringness you could have never imagined.” James Ward introduces another curious talk about a subject that may seem boring, but is actually very … Continue reading

Posted in Art-Architecture, Audio, Education, Listening To, Podcast, Science, UK/Europe | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Listening To #41 – Pencils via The Boring Talks [Audio] [Podcast]

Listen to the 2020 Version of Our Annual Live Reading of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens [Audio] (1 hour and 23 minutes)

This is our annual holiday reading of this classic Dickens’ story. Recorded Sunday, December 20, 2020 via Zoom. Each year we bring together friends, and family to read sections from a condensed version of the story — made by Charles … Continue reading

Posted in Announcement, Art-Architecture, Audio, Christmas, Fiction, History, Podcast, Podcasting, Show, Theater, United States | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Listen to the 2020 Version of Our Annual Live Reading of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens [Audio] (1 hour and 23 minutes)

Listening To: BBC In Our Time: Albrecht Dürer [Podcast]

Albrecht Düre – BBC In Our Time Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the great German artist Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) who achieved fame throughout Europe for the power of his images. These range from his woodcut of a rhinoceros, to his … Continue reading

Posted in Art-Architecture, Audio, Creativity, Education, History, Listening To, Podcasting | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Listening To: BBC In Our Time: Albrecht Dürer [Podcast]

‎99% Invisible: 403- Return of the Yokai via Apple Podcasts

In the US, mascots are used to pump up crowds at sporting events, or for traumatizing generations of children at Chuck E. Cheese, but in Japan it’s different. There are mascots for towns, aquariums, dentists’ offices, even prisons. There are … Continue reading

Posted in Art-Architecture, Audio, Books, Current Events, Education, History, Japan, Nature/Outdoors, Podcasting, Shared Items | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on ‎99% Invisible: 403- Return of the Yokai via Apple Podcasts

‎99% Invisible: 401- The Natural Experiment via Apple Podcasts [Audio]

In general, the coronavirus shutdowns have been terrible for academic research. Trips have been canceled, labs have shut down, and long-running experiments have been interrupted. But there are some researchers for whom the shutdowns have provided a unique opportunity—a whole … Continue reading

Posted in Audio, COVID19, Current Events, Education, Nature/Outdoors, Podcast, Shared Items | Tagged , , | Comments Off on ‎99% Invisible: 401- The Natural Experiment via Apple Podcasts [Audio]

‎Home School: The Boring Talks: #50 – Windows via Apple Podcasts [Audio]

Where does the word ‘Window’ derive from? And what does it have to do with a Norwegian architectural historian and a bohemian Austrian poet? On a lyrical journey from death to inspiration, Anne Ulrikke Andersen takes a look through the … Continue reading

Posted in Audio, Education, History, Home, Podcast, Shared Items | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on ‎Home School: The Boring Talks: #50 – Windows via Apple Podcasts [Audio]

‎Home School: Coal Holes from The Boring Talks via Apple Podcasts

  They are either 12, 14 or 16 inches wide, they live just outside our doors, and they come in a variety of striking designs. So why has no one heard of coal holes? Local historian Amir Dotan explores the … Continue reading

Posted in Art-Architecture, Audio, History, Podcast, Podcasting, Shared Items, Travel, UK/Europe | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on ‎Home School: Coal Holes from The Boring Talks via Apple Podcasts

‎Home School: The Boring Talks: #37 – Watergate Tape ‘Silence’ via Apple Podcasts

The neuroscientist Sophie Scott takes a close listen to the long ‘silent’ gap on the Watergate Tapes. Buzz. Click. Buzz. Click. Buzz. Presenter: James WardContributor: Sophie ScottProducer: Luke Doran Listen To The Boring Talks: #37 – Watergate Tape ‘Silence’ via … Continue reading

Posted in Audio, Education, History, Podcast, Shared Items, Show, United States | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on ‎Home School: The Boring Talks: #37 – Watergate Tape ‘Silence’ via Apple Podcasts

‎Twenty Thousand Hertz: #80 I Virtual Choir on Apple Podcasts via Apple Podcasts

Singing with others is a powerful form of expression. That’s why the composer Eric Whitacre started the Virtual Choir; an experiment that connects singers from every corner of the globe. In this episode, we hear how a choir can unite … Continue reading

Posted in Art-Architecture, Audio, COVID19, Music, Podcast, Podcasting, Shared Items, Show | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on ‎Twenty Thousand Hertz: #80 I Virtual Choir on Apple Podcasts via Apple Podcasts

Headspace offers free guided meditations and workouts for New Yorkers via Mashable!

  Listen to the free meditations New York is the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, so Headspace is bringing a little bit of relief to the Empire State.  Headspace announced a partnership with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office to … Continue reading

Posted in Audio, COVID19, Free, Friends and Family, Health, Shared Items, United States | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Headspace offers free guided meditations and workouts for New Yorkers via Mashable!

The Internet Archive Is Digitizing & Preserving Over 100,000 Vinyl Records: Hear 750 Full Albums Now via Open Culture

  There seems to be widespread agreement—something special was lost in the rushed-to-market move from physical media to digital streaming. We have come to admit that some older musical technologies cannot be improved upon. Musicians, producers, engineers spend thousands to … Continue reading

Posted in Audio, Free, Fun, History, Music, Shared Items | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on The Internet Archive Is Digitizing & Preserving Over 100,000 Vinyl Records: Hear 750 Full Albums Now via Open Culture

FREE Audiobooks for kids (and adults) from Audible

No need to download or log in or anything. Click the book and start listening immediately! Maybe it’s time you finally read/listened to one of those classics, like Frankenstein, that you have always been meaning to read. — Douglas   … Continue reading

Posted in Audio, Books, COVID19, Free, Friends and Family, Fun, Shared Items | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on FREE Audiobooks for kids (and adults) from Audible