APOD Podcasts: 2011-present

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APOD Podcasts: 2011-present

Post by owlice » Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:39 pm

Robert M Wagner, Assistant Professor of Astronomy at HACC (Central Pennsylvania's Community College), has been creating a podcast about each day's APOD image since February 7, 2011. The entire collection is available on iTunes U; there is one collection for each year starting with 2011. He typically records the audio and uploads a podcast each morning for the current image. You can access podcasts from the links below.

2018 Collection: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ast ... 52708?mt=2
2017 Collection: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/as ... 9301?mt=10
2016 Collection: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/as ... 2549?mt=10
2015 Collection: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/as ... 4822?mt=10
2014 Collection: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/as ... 9974?mt=10
2013 Collection: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/as ... 5973?mt=10
2012 Collection: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/as ... 3801?mt=10
2011 Collection: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/as ... 3205?mt=10

We thank him for sharing these with us at the January 2016 AAS meeting to share with all of you.
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Re: APOD Podcasts: 2011-present

Post by geckzilla » Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:22 pm

Man, 6 years of this and none of us knew!
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Re: APOD Podcasts: 2011-present

Post by WagnerAstronomy » Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:45 pm

Thank you for being willing to share my podcasts! I started these nearly 5 years ago for my intro astronomy classes and creating the podcast has become a part of my daily routine now. I hope that others here will find them useful as well!

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Post by geckzilla » Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:19 pm

I just wish there was a way to stream them through my browser without having to get itunes. It's pretty much the most difficult to use Apple product ever created.
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Re: APOD Podcasts: 2011-present

Post by WagnerAstronomy » Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:44 am

You should be able to do so using the links provided. It will take you to the iTunes preview screen and if you move the pointer over a file, the number will turn into a play arrow and you can stream them that way.

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Post by Chris Peterson » Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:46 am

geckzilla wrote:I just wish there was a way to stream them through my browser without having to get itunes. It's pretty much the most difficult to use Apple product ever created.
It's also very easy to damage your computer if you install iTunes (I'm always helping friends who had their media and media libraries corrupted).

Here's what I do for programs that I occasionally need, but which I don't want anywhere near my computer. I installed VirtualBox (which is free), and then installed Windows on a virtual machine (it's really very simple). In that VM I install programs that I don't trust. They are trivial to run, but completely isolated from stuff that matters. With iTunes, it doesn't make it easier to use, but it does make it safer.
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Re: APOD Podcasts: 2011-present

Post by jaspalchadha » Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:39 am

Thanks, always good

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Post by David Theil » Tue May 29, 2018 3:07 pm

Thank you for posting this, and thank you so much Dr. W. for creating them. I look forward to trying them out. Have you considered approaching : Robert Nemiroff & Jerry Bonnell about providing a link on the APOD page? This might take some effort in joint agreement on content/curation, but it with a payoff off enriching APOD for lay persons considerably.