Entering the world of Podcasts! (Need help.)

In danger of sounding like the smug teenager in the Uncle Toby’s oats commercial (below) who arrogantly assumes her discovery is new per se because it’s new for her, I have just discovered podcasts! I was becoming frustrated with radio because I hate commercial stations, love Triple J but it’s being repetitive at the moment, and apologies to any AM fans but I find it just too boring. I’ve also just moved house and reduced my drive to 20 minutes. Join these facts this with loving TED videos but never having time for them, listening to podcasts has been born!

And so far I love listening to them. Yesterday I listened to Emmanuel Jal discuss life after being a child solider, music, and his hopes for Africa’s future. Today I listened to Ken Robinson hit the nail on the head in discussing the drawbacks of standardised testing and the direction education would be better heading. (Both are below.) I can see this can revolutionise my drives to work!

While this is all fantastic, in the spirit of the usual time poor teacher I would love some help. Firstly, I’ve signed up to Ted and TedEd via the podcast app on my iPhone, but it plays the video and thus chews up a lot of megabytes. Any suggestions of a better way so vodcasts are solely podcasts on the podcast App? Also, what are some great podcasts to sign up for? (My foci are English, education, Media Studies.) Thanks. ♥

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