TED Video Podcast

6 11 2008

TED Video is a series of lectures on current issues released in video podcast form, each about 20 minutes long. The show features a variety of speakers including inventors, environmentalists, and most notably for me at least, comedian and author John Hodgman. There is currently a wealth of videos available for download in the feed that cover topics such as happiness, the Internet as a living organism, and alien life.

Perhaps the most notable thing about the TED Video speakers is their ability to convey lofty ideas in an entertaining and interesting way without detracting from the initial intellectual substance. This however is a very fine line to walk and as such some talks completely miss the mark and end up sounding more like college lectures you could easily sleep through. For the most part though, TED Video provides a healthy alternative when you need a break from watching surprise nut-punch and sleepy cat videos on YouTube.

ted-logoTED Video can be found in iTunes and the official site is here.

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