The following is a short list of some wonderful podcasts that I would recommend that you take the opportunity to explore and listen. Most offer short, yet really interesting looks at a variety of topics and might offer you something to provoke a blog entry.
The History of Mathematics – Professor Marcus du Sautoy argues that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.
The Best of Natural History Radio – The BBC Natural History Unit produces a wide range of programmes that aim to immerse a listener in the wonder, surprise and importance that nature has to offer.
Beyond Belief – Debates exploring the place of religion and faith in today’s complex world. Ernie Rea is joined every week by a multi-faith panel who discuss how their religious traditions affect their values and perspectives on a variety of topics, often revealing hidden and contradictory truths. In each programme guests listen to a personal story which challenges their point of view and forces them to place their faith and values within the context of real life experiences.
Stuff you missed in history class – What made Peter the Great so great? What made Henry VIII so bad, or Ivan so terrible? Tune into this podcast to learn the stories behind the lines of your textbooks.
Brain Stuff – Learn answers to life’s everyday questions. Improve your knowledge with the BrainStuff Podcast.
Stuff they don’t want you to know – From UFOs to psychic powers, history is riddled with unexplained events. Get a closer look at the Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know in this video podcast.
The previous three come from the ‘How Stuff Works‘ website. This website has a wide variety of other podcasts (both video and audio) on a huge variety of topics that can help spark your writing. Check it out.