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  1. The Pod Delusion Streaming

    Link
    http://poddelusion.co.uk/blog/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Law, Media Studies, Politics and Government, Religious Studies, Social Studies
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting

    A weekly news magazine radio programme and podcast which takes a look at things from "a secular, rationalist, skeptical, somewhat lefty-liberal, sort of perspective". Covers politics, science, religion, social networking, ethics, medicine and anything else which it considers germane to its free-thinking approach, with the aim of producing a superficially light-hearted but essentially serious and thought-provoking series of programmes aimed at the intelligent general listener.


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  2. Meaning of Life TV Streaming

    Link
    https://meaningoflife.tv/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Biology, General Science, Religious Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    Despite the jokey tagline - ‘Cosmic thinkers on camera’- and a somewhat playful presentation, this website, the brainchild of journalist, scholar and science writer Robert Wright, presents a series of stimulating video interviews and discussions with leading theologians, scientists, psychologists, mathematicians and philosophers who grapple with the fundamental questions of human consciousness, God and the universe. The debates on the website form a sort of ongoing colloquy with speakers arguing from positions of rationalism, atheism, mysticism etc. This interview with Daniel Dennett on quantum weirdness , free will and determinism, is a good example of how the site likes to look at the tenets of various scientific disciplines from a philosophical angle. Some of the subject headings also give an idea of the approach: Science and Religion; Faith and Reason; The Problem of Evil; Limits of Science. Other interviewees include Steven Pinker, Karen Armstrong, Francis Fukuyama, John Maynard Smith and Freeman Dyson.

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  3. Documentary Heaven Streaming

    Link
    https://documentaryheaven.com/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Archaeology, Art, Astronomy, Biology, Business Studies, Current Affairs, Education, Film Studies, General Science, Geography, History, Politics and Government, Psychology, Religious Studies, Social Studies, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    Website established in July 2009 providing links to over 2100 streaming documentaries, covering a wide range of subject areas and arranged according to genre. The subjects covered include Archaeology, Atheism, Art and Artists, Biology, Business, Environment, History, Philosophy, Religion, Science, and Space to name just a few. Most, although not all, of the videos are hosted by YouTube. The site is easy to browse and contains much that is interesting, such as this video What is the Higgs Boson, which comprises a series of discussions and interviews with scientists from the University of Nottingham who talk about the nature of the elementary particle the Higgs Boson and its implications for our understanding of the universe.

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  4. Science Network Streaming

    Link
    http://www.sciencenetwork.org/
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Biology, General Science, Genetics, Medicine, Nature, Psychology, Religious Studies, Social Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    The stated aim of this resource is to create a public space to discuss issues at the point where science and social policy intersect. The site presents a series of lectures, interviews and readings from various conferences and symposia with the emphasis on serious current scientific research and its moral, ethical and philosophical implications. The subjects covered include cognitive science, neuroscience, stem cell research, oncology, evolution and aging. The site has much that is interesting but of particular note are the proceedings of the Beyond Belief conference, a lively wide-ranging conference on science and religion featuring a large group of eminent scientists and philosophers, including Richard Dawkins, biologist and philosopher Francisco J. Ayala, planetary scientist Carolyn Porco and co-founder and Director of The Science Network Roger Bingham. TSN’s website features streaming videos and podcasts, which are also available for download.

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  5. The Atheist Experience TV Show Streaming

    Link
    http://www.atheist-experience.com/
    Subject
    Religious Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    The Atheist Experience is a weekly cable access television show produced by the Atheist Community of Austin, Texas, geared at a non-atheist audience. Every week it fields an unpredictable mix of live calls from atheists and believers alike and the hosts try (not always successfully) to ensure measured and reasoned discussion of the issues raised.

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  6. University of Oxford Podcasts Streaming

    Link
    http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Art, Business Studies, Chemistry, Classics, Economics, Ethnology, History, Information Studies, Languages, Law, Literature, Media Studies, Medicine, Physics, Religious Studies, Social Studies, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting

    An archive of almost 3000 audio and video podcasts from Oxford University, many of which are licensed under the Creative Commons. Some of the items give information on courses and research opportunities within particular departments, but most are recordings of lectures or discussions. Examples are: a series of interviews with leading influential thinkers on bio-ethics; the John Locke lectures in philosophy; lectures from the Centenary of Engineering Science series; lectures and seminars from the Oxford Internet Institute; the Oxford Media Research seminars hosted by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.

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  7. Reith Lectures Streaming

    Link
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/the-reith-lectures/archive/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Crafts, Education, Law, Literature, Religious Studies, Women’s Studies
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums

    The BBC has created a Reith Lectures microsite. At present 194 broadcasts are available, with the earliest recording being Frank Fraser Darling’s broadcasts from 1969. The Reith Lectures were inaugurated in 1948 by the BBC to mark the historic contribution made to public service broadcasting by Sir John (later Lord) Reith, the corporation’s first director-general. The very first Reith lecturer was the philosopher, Bertrand Russell who spoke on ‘Authority and the Individual’. Among his successors were Arnold Toynbee (The World and the West, 1952), Robert Oppenheimer (Science and the Common Understanding, 1953) and J.K. Galbraith (The New Industrial State, 1966). More recently, the Reith lectures have been delivered by the Chief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks (The Persistence of Faith, 1990), Jean Aitchison (The Language Web, 1996), Patricia J. Williams (Race and Race Relations, 1997), John Keegan (War and Our World, 1998) Anthony Giddens (Runaway World, 1999) and Onora O’Neill (A Question of Trust, 2002).

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  8. Culture Unplugged Streaming

    Link
    http://www.cultureunplugged.com/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Environmental Studies, Film Studies, History, Religious Studies, Social Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Festivals, Producers/Broadcasters, Streaming/Download

    Culture Unplugged is a dynamic, not-for-profit organisation with a ‘vision and aspiration to integrate disparate parts of the self and the global human society. It aims to achieve this, primarily by leveraging the power of new media and extending the effort to offline events and actions.' To this end, the website invites filmmakers from around the world to upload films on social or spiritual issues for online viewing and holds regular themed ‘festivals’ following which films are kept in the archive for future viewing. Festival themes so far include Green Unplugged, Humanity Explored, Spirit Enlighened, and We Speak Here. There is a facility for viewers, if they so choose, to submit financial contributions which are passed on to the filmmakers. The website has a very international feel and is somewhat chaotic. However, there are some interesting films that are searchable by festival theme, genre, geographic region, popularity and duration. fillMedia network is a separate section of the site which provides ‘a platform for cross-pollination of ideas, spirit and knowledge among storytellers, content producers, professionals from social/scientific arenas and global audiences.'

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  9. Arab Media Watch (inactive) Streaming

    Link
    http://www.arabmediawatch.com/amw/
    Category
    Social Sciences
    Subject
    Geography, Media Studies, Politics and Government, Religious Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Information Sources, Organisations

    Arab Media Watch is a UK-based organisation that feels Arabs have long been misrepresented, under-represented and negatively stereotyped in Western media and film. Britain is no exception. They believe that the advent of the internet and satellite broadcasting provides a unique opportunity to educate and inform public opinion and that AMW has filled a vital niche in striving for objective British coverage of Arab issues, be they political, economic, cultural or social. Main activities include: - monitoring and analysing the British media (there is a BBC Watch group) as well as helping journalists and editors with research, information and interviews, and producing monitoring studies of coverage in newspapers, magazines, TV, radio and websites. The website also gives listings of relevant forthcoming and previously broadcast radio and television programmes.

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  10. Academy of Achievement Streaming

    Link
    http://www.achievement.org
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    American Studies, Business Studies, Computing, Development Studies, Environmental Studies, Ethnology, Film Studies, General Science, History, Information Studies, Literature, Mathematics, Media Studies, Music, Nature, Physics, Politics and Government, Religious Studies, Sports Science, Technology
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Databases, Podcasting

    International in scope but mainly aimed at students in American education, this site offers dozens of video interviews and podcasts featuring leaders in the fields of Arts and Humanities, Bio-medicine, Science and Technology and Social Sciences. Individuals can be searched for by name and by general academic discipline and the interviews and lectures are available in QuickTime format.

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