Technical English listening URLs

Ted Talks are 20 minute presentations by exciting people:
http://ted.com/
Many of the videos have English subtitles...look for a pull-down menu.
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Famous people speaking casual English, with transcripts:
http://bigthink.com/topics/
especially http://bigthink.com/topics/science-tech
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English of a more casual register, with transcripts
http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/
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amusing and interactive: Andrew's movie trailers at
http://www.english-trailers.com/
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Science listening, with transcripts:
http://www.sciencemag.org/about/podcast.dtl
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edge.org's interview videos with approximate transcripts
http://www.edge.org/edge_video.html
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Science listening:
http://www.sciencefriday.com/
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Randall's ESL listening lab (variable quality):
http://www.esl-lab.com/
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Amusing and varied, perhaps cool:

http://www.rocketboom.com/
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good video/audio on AI
http://technetcast.ddj.com/
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Very good listening/reading of news (American bias) at
http://www.voanews.com/english/Archive/index.cfm?month=3/15/2004
An easier level of this is at
http://www.voanews.com/specialenglish/
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Downloadable film clips (Windows only) at
http://cinequestonline.org/2005/index.php
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Lawrence Lessig's book, Free Culture, is online as sound files at
http://www.turnstyle.org/FreeCulture/
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You can listen to many interesting tech speakers at
http://www.itconversations.com/index.html
For example,
Gordon Moore - Moore's Law, 40 Years Later (3.6)
In a rare interview, Larry Magid speaks with the co-founder of
Intel, Dr. Gordon Moore.
http://ipost.com/rd/9z1zsvvphs62lpfg1bn0muav70nr8nsq8f6516b8le8

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High level British English with text too, at
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/reith2005/lecture1.shtml
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Political and social videos at
http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/video.jsp
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Long Now Foundations seminars downloadable from
http://seminars.moose.cc
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Lots of cool presentations from Stanford at
http://shc.stanford.edu/events/archive.htm
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Web archive of film at
http://www.archive.org/
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Prelinger Archives:
http://www.archive.org/movies/movieslisting-browse.php?collection=prelinger
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A long listen to a great SF writer, can you find his "6 important things"?
http://www.iconic-turn.de/staticpages/index.php?page=StreamSterling
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Science listening:
http://www.sciencefriday.com/
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Videos about the environment
http://www.greentreks.org/ramfiles/worldwatch/ww_archives.asp
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Short  film, Metropopular
http://www.archive.org/movies/movies-details-db.php?collection=siggraph&collectionid=et138_16_metropopular&from=mainPicks&PHPSESSID=7999009f723c249dbccbaeaf5f8fdc6
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Japan's  virtual news TV
http://www.itvjapan.com/
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Public radio about the mind and humans
http://www.lcmedia.com/mind371.htm
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Great site about globalization
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/commandingheights/
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Marvin Minsky gave a presentation a few years ago
on the limitations of AI. You can find the link
at
http://technetcast.ddj.com/tnc_play_stream.html?stream_id=526
and watch the vid in Real Player.
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More good video/audio on AI is available at
http://technetcast.ddj.com/tnc_catalog.html?item_id=700

Last updated October 22, 2009