Stanford iTunes

Stanford iTunes

 Stanford iTunes

 

As an old fan of lectures on tape (I have boxes of cassettes on everything from the history of opera to the Theory of Relativity), I’m been combing through iTunes’ podcast directory (which is broken by the way) looking for good university level lectures to make me smarter while gettting dumber behind the wheel to-and-from work.

Stanford has launched a nice section within iTunes (how did they do that?) that has some lectures — but’s all homecoming reunion stuff — lectures for the masses and not the students. Anyone know of some serious stuff — like the Justinian Dynasty in Byzantium — or is this stuff slow in coming, being held back as a possible revenue source by e-learning groups?

I grabbed a few lectures and will listen this evening.