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AIRS Inspirational PodCasts

These Podcast series' can be a valuable source of inspiration for you and yours.

The table below has a row for each Podcast series. The link in the left column takes you to the web page for the Series.

AIRS Inspirational Podcast Series'
Series TitleSeries Description
Accessible Book ReviewsEach week Ann-Marie Lariccia reads you reviews of selected books available from The National Library Service For The Blind and Physically Handicapped.
American History MagazineAmerican History magazine is a publication that brings American history to life. Published to educate and entertain, the magazine presents American history in an authoritative, informative, thought-provoking, and entertaining style. Mary Lou Flesh reads you her selections.
The American SpectatorThe American Spectator is a conservative U.S. monthly magazine covering news and politics, edited by R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. and published by the non-profit American Spectator Foundation. Flora Plumb reads you her selections.
Cool Blind TechAIRSLA is pleased to provide links to Cool Blind Tech podcasts on technology of vital importance to the blind and visually impaired community. Learn More at CoolBlindTech.com.
Braille Institute PodcastsFrom time-to-time the Braille Institute produces a recorded seminar or special event that has lasting value to our listeners. When that happens, the Institute makes the recordings available to AIRS so that they can continue to serve the community. In the past these have included descriptions of the Tournament of Roses, the Braille Challenge and seminars on advances in vision.
Brain Pickings PodcastsBrain Pickings, at brainpickings.org, is a human-powered discovery engine for interestingness, a subjective lens on what matters in the world and why, bringing you things you didn't know you were interested in - until you are. Larry Oliver reads his special selections.
Budget TravelUnlike any other publication, Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel brings you travel options that most people never know. The information in every issue can save you hundreds of dollars whenever you travel - wherever you go. It can make the difference between staying at home or taking a dream vacation.
Catholic: Under the HoodExplore the history and spirituality of the Catholic Church from a Franciscan Perspective. Sound seeing tours, interviews, and more. A publication of CatholicUndertheHood.com brought to you by AIRSLA as a public service without the intent of promoting any particular religious point-of-view.
Cooking In The DarkCooking In The Dark is the brainchild of Dale Campbell, of BlindMiceMart.com. Each show leads you through preparation of a delicious meal that's easy and fun to prepare. The preparation is spiced with running commentary and repartee between Dale and his companion, Cheryl and includes a discussion of labor saving kitchen devices and techniques for the visually impaired.
Daily AIRSThere's something new every day on AIRSLA! Each day of the week our volunteers bring you the topic-of-the day; from foreign news to inspirational messages to tech talk. Tune in every day for these short, topical podcasts.
Foundation Fighting BlindnessThe Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB), has an extensive program of seminars and special events that benefits our listeners far beyond the day of the event. Recently, the Foundation has made recordings of medical seminars on vision loss and their fantastically successful VISIONWALK fundraising event available to AIRS.
Health ConnectionLinda Thompson brings you this series of articles on general health issues as well as those specific to the vision-impaired. The articles are from a variety of newspapers, magazines and non-technical journals on health.
History MagazineHistory Magazine opens a window on the past, providing compelling stories about how our world came to be what it is today. Read to you by Sascha Rose.
Humanist HourThe Humanist Hour (HH) Audio Podcast is a monthly one-hour talk show produced by the American Humanist Association. Every episode of the HH Audio Podcast explores a different area of humanist thought, from politics to pop culture. AIRSLA provides these links as part of its promise to provide a broad and unbiased spectrum of spiritual and religious thought.
Second VisionSecond Vision host, Kristin Macdonald, spent many years working in production for the legendary Aaron Spelling and E. Duke Vincent of Spelling Television. She is partially sighted as a result of retinitis pigmentosa, but manages to interview scores of people who have found amazing ways to overcome personal injuries and conditions, as well as leaders in medicine and scientific research, actors and inspirational speakers. Tune in as she applies her unique perspective to her guests' life-experiences.
The National ReviewBill Rogers selects and reads articles from current issues of The National Review. Check it out for Up-to-the-minute conservative commentary on politics, news, and culture!
NPR BooksThis podcast, published by National Public Radio, consists of book reviews, news and author interviews - for people who love to read...
OprahPrem Kishore reads selections from Oprah Magazine, your route to inspiration, guidance and entertainment created by America's most influential woman.
People MagazineDanielle Lescure dishes up her weekly selections from that premier source of entertainment industry dirt, People Magazine, from our palatial studio in Tarzana.
Psychology TodayCommentary, Research and News covering all aspects of Human Behavior, from the workings of the brain, to relationships and the larger cultural forces that influence our decisions. Listen to Lynda Kluck read you her personal selections.
Readers DigestIn this series of podcasts, Darla Middlebrook read you the best of the articles in each months Reader's Digest Magazine.
Short StoriesKevin Anderson Yancy shares a wealth of short stories with the listeners of AIRSLA. They encompass a mix of plots and topics, including classics and stories he has authored. We hope you enjoy them.
Sky and TelescopeBeginner or experienced, if you're excited about astronomy, Sky and Telescope is for you. Each issue contains practical observing tips, our popular star charts, useful product reviews, advice on astrophotography, and so much more! Roger Baker guides your tour through the universe.
Sound SolutionsBraille Institute and AIRSLA present a series of practical and inspirational messages to help you cope with vision loss.
Splendid TableAmerican Public Media's 'The Splendid Table' is public radio's culinary, culture, and lifestyle program that celebrates food and its ability to touch the lives and feed the souls of everyone. Hosted by Francis Lam, The Splendid Table podcast contains each week's program in its entirety and is updated every Friday.
Sun MagazineFor more than 35 years, The Sun Magazine's personal essays, short stories, interviews, poetry, and photographs have invoked the splendor and heartache of being human. Dan Woren reads you his selections from the monthly topics found in the "Readers Write" section of The Sun. For more information, please visit The Sun's web site.
Travel and LeisureCarla Gadson reads you her selections from Travel and Leisure Magazine, your first source of travel tips, ideas, news and what to see and do.
Vision: Coping With LossThis podcast series is intended to provide a support system for those learning to cope with their vision-impairment by presenting success stories and helpful hints. Each podcast either describes a success or includes tips for fighting your demons.
Vision: Family and FriendsThis series of podcasts brings together a variety of information designed to help the blind or vision-impaired person's support group. Such articles will enable parents, friends and relatives to understand and support the challenges which must be faced and to appreciate the joys and rewards.
Vision NewsPodcasts bringing you news from the leading service organizations in the impaired-vision community.
Vision TalkDr. Bill Takeshita interviews guests expert in such topics as medicine, assistive technology, psychiatric counseling and practical advice for the vision-impaired community.
YogaCastLin Gallagher reads you her selections from popular yoga magazines such as Yoga Journal, Whole Life and Energy Times. She weaves together science, spiritual inquiry, yoga practices and personal stories to help you on your unique path of self-discovery.
ZencastZencast is a soothing transmission of peaceful music combined with inspiring Buddhist Dharma talks. For additional Zencasts dating back to May, 2005, please visit their feed at http://amberstar.libsyn.com/rss.

Let's Have Your Ideas!

If you'd like to see us read your favorite, or if you'd not only like to suggest a PodCast series, but help produce it as well, send us an e-mail with your ideas and intentions.

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