MCC Faculty – Favorite Podcasts – April, 2007

Responses (from 14 MCC faculty) to a request for top three favorite podcasts (most are available inside iTunes)…if you did not get a chance to submit your favorites, you can add them in the comments area below:

Technology Related



  • John Merrow Education Report – ( – Veteran correspondent John Merrow and Learning Matters produce podcasts focusing on educational issues such as reform, best practices and testing in k-12 and higher ed. For over 30 years John has used media to encourage and enrich public dialogue about education.
  • ASU Office of the President Podcast – (
  • CTL – Podcast with the Professor – ( – Hosted and produced by the MCC Center for Teaching and Learning


  • Science Friday (NPR) – (
  • Science Talk from Scientific American magazine – ( – This one has a really good host who makes science seem less dry and boring.
  • Alice Fey’s “Astronomy A-Go-Go” – ( – which offers monthly tours of the night sky
  • Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe – The Skeptics Guide to the Universe is a weekly Podcast talkshow produced by the New England Skeptical Society in association with the James Randi Educational Foundation discussing the latest news and topics from the world of the paranormal, fringe science, and controversial claims from a scientific point of view.

Business and Other News

English and Humanities

  • Grammar Girls – ( – Quick and Dirty Tips to Clean Up Your Writing
  • A Way With Words – ( – Two hosts talk about language and answer listeners’ calls about grammar, word origins, and things like that. You don’t have to be an English teacher to enjoy this one!!
  • The Thomas Jefferson Hour – ( – Humanities scholar and author, Clay S. Jenkinson, adopts the persona of Jefferson each week to comment on current events and answer questions you may have about Jefferson’s thoughts on any and all topics.
  • Europe 1 – ( – Podcasts from Europe 1, formerly known as Europe n° 1, a privately-owned radio network that was created in 1955.



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