Radio Links - I also added Live Lectures and their podcasts below (My Brain Channel)
- Sometimes BBC sites play better through BBCiplayer, Alternatives 1, 2 - If BBC slow use
- The revamped BBC discussion messageboard system (They moved science messageboard here). Forums get destroyed by Trolls so now "5 live Now system", BBC 5 Live on Facebook, 5 Live Breakfast on Facebook (celebrity obsessed)

Hey Try This ! : progs I always listen to

- More or Less excellent BBC Radio4 show on practical Maths & rigging stats etc
- NEW Freakonomics Radio
- COUNTERPOINT on ABC Putting the alternative view to simplistic "Greenie" thinking
- BBC from Our Own Correspondent real background not just "event reporting" of news
- The Material World, Science in Action - The best science news programs
- The Science Q & A Dr Karl Podcast
- The Naked Scientists putting the fun back into science! EXCELLENT
All BBC Podcasts best list of BBC Podcasts

TV normally radio is much better, but there are some pretty good documentaries about Science, History and Travel on British TV...see the TV section below
- Digitalspy is best place to discuss these progs

BBC Check every week - (cos expire after 7 days) :
- All BBC Podcasts - best place to download my favourites and I can see if any new podcasts have come out
- Radio 4 listings : 20 good programmes each week
- Sun - 5pm Science Cafe (R wales), 6.15 Pick Of the week
- Mon - 9pm Science
- Tue - Making History (Making History on FB, Home Planet good archive ,
- Thu - 11am FOOC the material world Great Archive,
Fri- Feedback, Friday Comedy

- BBC worldservice - 15 good progs each week : Analysis, Assignment, culture shock, Documentary Archive, ig, worldbiz

- Up all night with Rhod Sharp - One of the best programs ever, even though he's on in the middle of the night weekdays. I guess he doesn't have to pursue a popular agenda. Other presenters might be nice people, but they are not great presenters. Intelligent and a very international agenda so good perspective. ..... Features segments from across the world : Mon - Science News, Tue - 3:35am Archaeology News, Fri - 2:20am Medical News, Thu 2-3am the Science Q & A Dr Karl Podcast, Dr Karl UAN on Facebookonline discussion ..He never mentions that he is actually broadcasting from his house in Massachusetts ... it seems like he is in London

- Sundays evenings on Radio Wales Mousemat OR Science Cafe

- Hidden away on BBC Radio 3 are a few Thinking programmes : Weekdays at 11pm The Essay (15min lecture) and 9.15pm Nightwaves (a mix between Art and Philosophy)

- DW Radio Good Documentaries .. Inside Europe, Insight, Inspired Minds, Living Planet GW, Money Talks, Network Europe, Spectrum - Science Prog, World in Progress

- Telegraph : Radio reviews

In Depth Reporting is better than just news :
- Thu, Sat - BBC from Our Own Correspondent, BBC Crossing Continents , ABC Correspondents report, Dispatches on CBC
- I see FOOC has a archive now
- Radio4 - Analysis, File on 4, Start The Week
- Radio 5 - Wake up to money - Interesting Business news, Five Live Report investigative reporting , - Mcintyre on Sundays is quite good with investigations and fact checks on main stream Medias MUPs Made Up Phenomenon
BBC Local - Inside Out - each area has different reports not broadcast nationally so it's worth checking iplayer
- ABC progs worth checking weekly - Latenightlive, Lifematters

Check every month
- ABC Radio National 20 good shows Archive 4 Weeks

- Radio Netherlands - The State We Are In - Human Rights Documentaries, Reloaded - weekly highlights prog

- Radio New Zealand Sometimes Documenataries

- NPR mostly dumbed down Documenataries, some good stuff

- RTE Ireland Worth checking sometmes, but slow download ..
- lie of the land , walking around Eire, bigadventure Travel Series
- Rodney Rice travels every year to Africa, Asia and Latin America to listen to local people tell their stories
- Democracy Now US left wing prog

- The Naked Scientists putting the fun back into science! EXCELLENT
- Radiolab surprisingly good for an American prog
- Dr Karl Science Q&A Podcast top quality search ABC science forum
- Science in New York City pretty good

BBC Science shows player : 15 shows
Radio 4
- Costing the Earth - looking at man's effect on the environment
- Frontiers - Exploring new ideas in science.
- Home Planet - Panel Answer listeners questions about environment - Climate Panic Skeptic :Philip Stott is a panelist
- Leading Edge - bringing you the latest news from the world of science.
- Living World - A gentle weekend natural history programme.
- The Material World - Quentin Cooper reports on developments across the sciences. MW Podcast
- More or Less excellent BBC Radio4 show on practical Maths & rigging stats etc - moreorless pod [I'm a loyal listener (non-pedants chapter)]
- In Our Time history of ideas

- Sundays evenings on Radio Wales Mousemat OR Science Cafe - Popular Computing / Science with Adam Walton. pretty good - (only 7 day archive)

BBC Worldservice , One Planet, Digital Planet, Digital Planet on Facebook, Science in Action (Science in Action FB Group , Discovery

ABC Oz A whole set of science programmes/lectures - Big Idea, By Design, The Science Show, Ockhams Razor. Usually GW evangelical. Thankfully Counterpoint is there to put contrary views.

Canada Radio good list of all CBC podcasts
- Ideas : 8 lectures about Thinking about Science
- Quirks podcast worth a check sometimes

- BBC Science archive
- The Google Directory List
- The Yahoo Directory List

and you can find other directories with a search - a lot of the US shows are just 2 minutes segments. The ones listed below are full shows.
- other directories - podcasting news, aaqq (not updated ?,
- May 2009 just discovered 20+ (new to me) North American science podcasters :, organised by the Dr who does Brain Science Podcast .com
- DW Radio : Spectrum science, Living Planet GW (environment)
- scientific American (popularist industry advertising) magazine has 60s podcasts and 30 mins
- Groks from U California usually someone pluggng a science book each week, sometimes good stuff
- bit like Radio 4's In Our Time but about a science book each week see
- Stanford Discussion similar to above
- SIC Fuller list of progs
- The Guardian Science weekly podcast
- NPR - NPR Science Friday good archive - probably bit too simplistic
- AAAS - Podcast too dry, boring, difficult to absorb the info
- VOA shows - ourworld GW Earth and Sky
- Radio Netherlands - Research File science (off air) also have environment show Earthbeat GW
- Science Today from U California not exciting but a comprehensive archive
- scienceandsociety very serious lectures not bad sporadic updates
- from RTE Icons Of Irish Science
- Quantum from RTE old stuff
- diffusionradio bit amateur from Community Radio in Sydney
- NPR Living On Earth GW climate on every show
- It's worth checking the open university site - Mixed quality but seems often has issues that are not raised in the mainstream

- good weekly podcast
- affiliated TV
- weekly podcast blasting away the widespread popular pseudoscience, pity he's a bit imprecise like a Skeptic Rush Limbaugh
- Quackbusting & Science Education for kids
- Jon Ronson podcasts New Discoveries
- Skeptically Speaking new from Canada formerly Q Transmissions archive
- Kylie Sturgess podcast ... not checked
- a new skeptical podcast ...
- a new skeptical podcast ... seems quite good
- .. a Skepticality type podcast Epi31.m4a can't save it
- Science for Skeptics and more
- Little Atoms .. Little Atoms site, RSS Not updating use feedburner

- from the Center For Inquiry founded by Paul Kurtz
- Free Thought Radio ,
- Humanist News podcast
- GeologicPodcast by Arthur Hrab ..very well produced featuring The Religious Moron of the week
- Philosophybites podcast not great, maybe worth the occasional look

Tech - BBC - Digital Planet, Click On, Mousemat
- CBC searchengine, CBC Spark quite good science & tech
- BBC Science Focus Magazine also has tech articles & in Australia there is Techtalk - bit commercial
- Jeremy Wagstaff ex-WSJ Asia tech reports on BBC World Service Business.

Archaelogy Podcasts
- Archaeology News with Win Scutt Tue - 3:35am on Up all night, complex so first read details in right column
- Naked Archaeology Excellent
- All the Time Team TV progs are available on the Channel 4 player and there is extra audio on their site also
- BBC History magazine Podcasts

Health / Medicine Documentary Podcasts
- All in the Mind - Exploring the limits and potential of the mind.
- Check Up- Your chance to talk to doctors about health issues. also see Case Notes with Mark Porter
- Health Check- The issues affecting the world of medicine and healthcare
- RTE Mind matters- old series
- CBC Whitecoat- started again
- Medical news with Canadian Dr Art Hister - Friday UAN very good
- Brain Science Podcast .com- NEW neuroscience progs (but she speaks far too slow for me) - her link site shows more podcasts

- OPINION I prefer the British shows which are more serious about the science & the humour sophisticated. Whereas the US shows are a bit too folksy, talk about themselves too much instead of the issues & let in a lot of weak science.
GW= GW evangelical Many shows take the line "see another effect of climate change ! everyone believes".
- A few others are more pragmatic. (thank God)

D Grade - The BBC /ABC are very good, because of their experience and professionalism, but there are some podcasts which seem very amateur, they talk about themselves too mundanely and bang on and on about Global warming ...these progs are unlistenable to me unless there is a special topic
- This Week In Science GW
- Skepticality GW
- OZ Skeptics VODcasts most files too big/slow
- BBC Science Magazine monthly - too amateur
- selected shorts PRI on NPR - very American very PC I didn't like
- everydayscience sponsored by Bayer - no longer programmes
- seems 2001
- SGU recommended, but I didn't find it that good
- Royal Inst Xmas Lectures not so useful
- The Independent recommended This American Life, but it's nothing compared to the quality of radio outside the US like BBC and ABC Oz correspondent programmes

- Speed tips - North American shows waffle so I usually listen to podcasts at 120% speed, but with Brit/Aus I often listen at 90% speed. (strangely some people sound sexier at that speed)

INTELLIGENT RADIO : One of my favourite things. I do not know why it's much better than TV. While TV suffers integrity problems & often lies, radio seems to have people with a higher level of integrity. Newspapers have to push the agenda of their owners & advertisers, TV stations have to chase advertising & viewing figures, but it's easier on radio people to find people who want to tell the truth or entertain from the heart.I guess the people who want to make money all go into TV. .

BBC Radio 1 and FiveLive used to be good, but have chosen to go for a downmarket formula to chase listening figures. Now they are Radio Slag & Radio Daily Mail, buying expensive DJs high-commission agents sell them.

You can do other things whilst listening the radio

- There are many stations without the distraction of adverts

- Put together the radio with lectures that are now often available as podcasts and you have the BRAIN CHANNEL


- UCL Lunch lectures, Gresham College, LSE, - Big Ideas pub talks archive of videos

- science Communicators Vodcasts from FAMElab a huge archive of science talks

and small audio file option instead of big video

FORA.TV has a huge archive of science talks mostly in California

PechaKucha origin 2003 Japan

PechaKucha talks of 20 slides in 5min see London above


- Check for local Science Festivals, meetings of : Skeptics , Humanists, Brights, Philosophers in the Pub, Café Scientifique, University, U3A, WEA, TimeOut, British Council etc.

- UK : The BA Good Database of Science events
- In London - SCIENCE Best list of lectures, UCL lectures and events , Gresham College, LSE , NEW Ignite London, SOAS, RSA , The other Royal Society, Mary Ward Centre - occasional stuff, Bow Church behind St Pauls, The British Museum 5 events every day , Goodenough College, intelligencesquared EXPENSIVE, The Royal Geographical Society , , Dana Centre once a week , Dana Scientifique , - Big Ideas pub talks last Tuesday of the month 7:30 PM . upstairs at The Wheatsheaf, just off Oxford Street, CafeˇDiplos are from 6.45pm on Monday evenings The Gallery, 77 Cowcross Street, The Royal Institution of GB 2 lectures of week maybe 1 free - can visit Green Park Tube, The Royal Institution of Great Britain 21 Albemarle Street, Over-Seas House Monday evenings from 7pm, The Royal Assn of Engineers 1 lecture a month, Imperial War Museum - weekend films etc, National Army Museum Thu lunch 1pm 2 lectures a week, British Library - a few events , lkl - occasional lectures,
- NEW Free Word Centre on Farringdon Road
- Philosophy : Kants Cave 1st Wednesday, and 3-5 pm saturdays @ Mary ward press the read dots , Birkbeck, Royal Institue of Philosophy Fridays 5.45pm Chadwick Building UCL . ..didn't like it when I went,
-Arts : Somerset House - strange arts events, The Royal Aacademy,
- THINKERS : The Penderel's Oak, Holborn : Skeptics in the Pub: third Tuesday of every month starting at 7pm at , same place Every first Wednesday of the month HUMANISTS meet , same place 3rd Sundays 3pm London Philosophers!, Centre for Inquiry London skeptical science events, Conway Hall radical pensioners, Meetups London Brights, humanists etc, London Skeptics events, London SkepticsForum,
- TRAVEL : globetrotters meet first Saturdays 2.30pm , Covent Garden
- more in My London list,

NEW YORK - There seem to be heaps of science events in New York City

- Thinking/Science festivals - It's always worth checking their websites for podcasts if you can't make the live events.
- Cambridge Science Festival May ?
- Edinburgh Science Festival June ?
- The BA Advancement of Science Festival Podcasts September different university each year
- Cambridge Ideas Festival Podcasts October each year
- Radio 3 Freethinking Festival Podcasts October different city each year
- Battle of Ideas - end of October in London
- October every 2 years
- September in Kentucky - website fancy and slow
- British Council list of UK Science festivals

There are some very good History, Science and UK Travel progs on the BBC TV

- some available on Iplayer like Horizon, Panorama
- Countrytracks - about traveling/walking (Secret Britain is from the same people)
- The OU produces excellent TV/Radio progs like Coast and Naked Scientists etc
OU Weekly broadcasting schedule, but no video on website : come on OU upload the videos please ! ah but they have 200 videos for download here
- BBC TV Coast archive,
- Aubrey Manning : Talking Landscapes etc, Previous series on OU
- Tom Dyckhoff : Saving Britain's Past

- Tomorrows World archive
- Timeteam on Channel 4
- I see all the Time Team progs are available on the Channel 4 player and there is extra audio on their site also there is extra audio on their site also
- Inventions That Changed the World : a surprisingly good series on BBC with Jeremy Clarkson (some bits available on Youtube) must have had a very good writer.
- Great Scientists on Channel 5 is occasionally repeated : presented by Dr Alan Chapman
- Great British Journeys seems can't see progs but good info
- The History of The World in 100 Objects on Radio 4
- BBC Local - Inside Out - each area has different reports not broadcast nationally so it's worth checking iplayer

- I see Quest channel from Discovery has some interesting science/industry progs
- Industrial Revelations with Mark Williams Excellent , Industrial Revelations with Mark Williams on Facebook ..Who needs Cambridge University when you have good science education like this on the TV
- same for anything with Adam Hart Davis in

Radio Opinion
- see The Phenomenon of the Unconscious Climate Catastrophe Conspiracy in the Media
- see Why is The Main Stream Media so self conforming ?
- see The Phenomenon of Switch Off Radio Personalities

- Using BBC Iplayer Abroad
- British TV player but most UK TV is not available abroad,
- The best UK TV Guide from Digiguide (Great the way you show a grid of TV and Radio and click on a channel for full day lisiting and use the Explorer feature to show categories like documentaries for that day) Documentary View ah I see it's only a 15 day trial
- What's on TV now
- Yahoo's TV Guide is pretty good also
UK TV progs are usually only streamed, but sometimes some progs are available for download in the UK so someone with a fast connection here could send it to you.
-The other way is that if some one in the UK records the prog onto the PC as it was broadcast and then uses MS Media Encoder to compress the file so the file can be emailed.

BBC Send the Celebs off to Commercial

UKmedia step ouside your mediaworld bubble sometime

Pay your tax & Payin
- you'd pay a tithe to the church so payin to social media like Wikipedia say $30/year NfP tithe


Putting the alternative view

- Martin Kelner
classic presenter
often naff, rough & raw so sometimes inspirational
- Kelner's Podcast,

Paul Hunsley Electric Wireless Show with Tim Gibson

HHG2G on Radio 4

Anne Nightingale on R1

has a huge archive
of science talks
mostly in California