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Top 10 Podcasts

Posted by Anne Witton on Friday, January 20, 2012, In : Talks and podcasts 
My 5-year-old iPod is still going strong and loaded up with podcasts. Here's what I'm enjoying at the moment.

(1) Answer Me This
Irreverent, sometimes rude but always hilarious. Helen and Olly answer listeners’ questions, ably assisted by Martin The Sound Man. You can also buy an array of Answer Me This merchandise - I forked out 50p for a badge!
Typical subjects - Make-up for men, lobsters, 15 - 1, lightbulbs.
Length - Approx 30 mins
Format - Audio
(2) Thinking Allowed
Laurie Taylor chairs discus...
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TED Talk: 5 ways to listen better

Posted by Anne Witton on Wednesday, August 10, 2011, In : Talks and podcasts 
I really enjoy the free TED talks; If you haven't already discovered them yet, go to and take your pick from more than 900 talks on topics as diverse as poetry, primates, language and leadership. There's a free iPhone app too.

I really enjoyed listening to Julian Treasure speaking about - appropriately enough - listening:

"In our louder and louder world, says sound expert Julian Treasure, "We are losing our listening." In this short, fascinating talk, Treasure shares five ways to ...
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