The Irish poet Yeats once said, “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” My goal is to learn one new item everyday. It could be a new Spanish word, a new place to explore in Ecuador or learn some new tech trick. Many of my new tech info comes from Podcasts and News Feeds. Below are 3 good ones to listen to.
What resources do you use to extend your lifelong learning?
I’ve never liked the term Podcasts or Blog. Both terms produce confused looks. I would say it’s an audio or video file that you can listen on your favorite mobile device (i.e. smartphone, iPad). But podcast is the accepted term so I will use it throughout the article.
Listening to podcasts are a significant part of my day both for entertainment and learning. I use a paid app called “Pocket Casts” that runs on my Android smartphone but it’s also available for the iPhone and iPad. Everyday I listen to the following podcasts
- Marketplace – Business
- Marketplace Tech – Duh
- Fresh Air – Terry Gross – Interviews with world personalities
- Ted Radio Hour – Talks by Interesting people on business and tech
The following podcasts are on once a week and are mostly to keep on my tech knowledge.
- iPad Today
- Android App Addicts
- The Podcast Report
What are your favorite podcasts?
Once a month I’m going to briefly mention what I’m doing with these devices (Macbook, iPad, Nexus 5). That other part will be some interesting sites on the Internet.
- iPad – Just installed IOS 8. As of this writing there is a problem with connecting your iPad via airplay to your Apple TV
- Macbook – the new operation system (Yosemite) should be out by the end of the month
- Nexus 5 – I am really enjoying the PacketCasts App. I’m listening or watching the following podcasts everyday:
- Fresh Air
- Ted Radio Hour
- Daily Show with Jon Steward
- All About Android
If you need to know the latest happenings our Digital World I highly recommend these two sites
Any websites that you want to include on “These and That”?
In Podcasts Part One I reviewed Podcasts that are produced by large companies or networks. Podcasts Part Two is all about a Podcast by an individual.
Attention all Geeks. If you are not listening to Nosillacast then you are missing the premier podcast on all things Mac/Apple. Allison Sheridan is a Geek’s Geek yet she is very outgoing and extroverted. If you need help or just want to hang out with Apple Geeks then this is your kind of podcast.
She has a new show every Sunday night. The screenflow videdo below is a quick review of her podcast.