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. 


Author: David Churbuck

Cape Codder with an itch to write

0 thoughts on “Stanford iTunes”

  1. I agree. When will more good stuff — i.e., the lectures that students hear — come out? The current crop on the site is heavy on current events and politics, but lacking in literature, science, technology, and history.

  2. I found a search of the iTunes store of “lectures” turned up a few good ones. Specifically, a pretty good discussion of the Emperor Diocletian, but it was definitely “lecture light” and not the high end, grad-level stuff I’d like to hear.

    Frustrating, but it has to be coming, I can’t imagine academia is going to let its primary talent get away without capturing and archiving their lectures for the convenience of their students. The interesting question is whether or not the material is being held back for IP reasons.

  3. I just got my 2000t and all of my songs are skipping in iTunes, and I cant figure out why. If someone could help me out and tell me how to fix this I would really appreciate it because its driving me crazy. Thanks for the replys.