Saturday, March 31, 2007

Podcast Picks of the Week - In Our Time and Great Speeches in History

In Our Time
Run Time: 42:00

Hosted by Melvyn Bragg, In Our Time is a roundtable discussion centered around a weekly topic. This week was anaesthetics - their history, their use, their possible futures (at the very end of the podcast). The opening quote from Charles Darwin describing the horror of surgery before anaesthetics is worth a listen alone.

The podcast can be found on iTunes and here:

Great Speeches in History
What To the Slave is the Fourth of July (by Frederick Douglass)
Run Time: 11:44

A truly eye opening and humbling podcast bringing to light the struggles and mindset of the African-American community during the Civil War.

The podcast can be found on iTunes and here:

More selected podcasts can be found at The Podcast Pundit

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