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  • December 29th, 2007 | 11:38 AM
iPod newbie - share your favorite freebies

Okay - as I mentioned the other day I have just received my first iPod. Yes, I have a lot of music to put on it and it will be a nice accent in my car, (though I do have XM.) But I've been thinking in terms of how to use it to help me keep connected to my writing life when I am at the day job. 

I was very pleasantly surprised to discover that I could sync my contacts and calendar on it. That makes looking for a new cell phone much easier. I don't have to look for a smart phone - yeah! And there's the notes functions which I don't know if I will use but it could nice to have.

I've explored iTunes and found several Poem-a-Day projects as well as NPR and some other freebies. But it's a big wide Internet out there. What, if anything, have you found as far as podcasts, etc, that I might want to add to my iPod?

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(Anonymous)
December 30th, 2007 01:54 pm (UTC)
My favorites are:

This American Life
This I Believe
The Princeton Review Vocabulary Minute

My iPod has also opened the world of audio books. I have listened enough that I can now tell a good production from an -eh- one. I listen more to words than to music while I'm driving now. Interesting changes.

Mary Lee
A Year of Reading
(Anonymous)
December 30th, 2007 05:24 pm (UTC)
podcasts
my favorites are:
Fuse #8 Production
Just One More Book
Horn Book Podcast
Bon appetit podcast (if you are into food)

I have a link to my favorite book related podcasts on my blog
http://marcieaf.blogspot.com

You'll LOVE your iPod once you get used to it. It took me awhile and now I'm addicted!!!
houseofglee
January 1st, 2008 07:52 pm (UTC)
Nodcast
I've liked two of the Nodcast Podcast downloads: there's one with Dan Zanes, and one with Elizabeth Mitchell interviewing Ella Jenkins.
(Anonymous)
January 24th, 2008 04:37 pm (UTC)
Some suggestions
This is what I load into my ipod (among many other great podcasts about craft & creativitY):

http://jivadiva.libsyn.com/

http://isbw.murlafferty.com/

:-)

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